eliza thornberry

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.

—Fred Rogers (via crabcakes)

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msjwilly:

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"More than a movie star, Katharine Hepburn was the patron saint of the independent American female. Spirited, direct, in charge of her own fate, but not above falling head over heels in love, often scandalously. She was well-spoken, well-educated and very disciplined. She played tennis, ran before it was fashionable; for decades, she famously swam every day, often in the frigid ocean, and it showed."

-Mary Mcnamara for the Los Angeles Times, 2003

huntingtonlibrary:

Our final Earth Day post comes from the koi in our Japanese Garden.

huntingtonlibrary:

Our final Earth Day post comes from the koi in our Japanese Garden.

wwf:

The Maasai Mara in Kenya is a protected reserve which adjoins the Serengeti in Tanzania. It is a haven for iconic species such as the black rhino, elephants and lions. WWF supports Kenyan Wildlife Service to ensure that these species and the habitats in which they live continue to be protected. It also happens to be a beautiful place! RID 3787

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Press release announcing U.S. de jure recognition of the state of Israel, 01/31/1949
Item from Official Files (Truman Administration). (04/1945 - 01/20/1953)
Power of the Pen. This press release, signed by President Truman, recognized the Government of Israel after they held their first election.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/k2fV

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Press release announcing U.S. de jure recognition of the state of Israel, 01/31/1949

Item from Official Files (Truman Administration). (04/1945 - 01/20/1953)

Power of the Pen. This press release, signed by President Truman, recognized the Government of Israel after they held their first election.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/k2fV

Life does often get in the way of one’s reading.

—Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand  (via mirroir)

(Source: quoted-books, via langleav)