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Crater Lake, Oregon. 
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William Deresiewicz

In “Solitude and Leadership,” found in the American Scholar. 


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Permalink | 5 notes "We have a crisis of leadership in America because our overwhelming power and wealth, earned under earlier generations of leaders, made us complacent, and for too long we have been training leaders who only know how to keep the routine going. Who can answer questions, but don’t know how to ask them. Who can fulfill goals, but don’t know how to set them. Who think about how to get things done, but not whether they’re worth doing in the first place. What we have now are the greatest technocrats the world has ever seen, people who have been trained to be incredibly good at one specific thing, but who have no interest in anything beyond their area of expertise. What we don’t have are leaders." —

William Deresiewicz

In the address “Solitude and Leadership,” to the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. Found in the American Scholar.

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Incredible lighting and bold horses. Photographer Andrew McGibbon makes me want to pull out my chaps again (I’ve been wearing my riding boots as shoes for the past year  because I realized the seams are finally cracking after nine years (ten?) and won’t do so well to keep out the manure anymore. 

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Nicolai Howalt close-up photography of car crashes. Source:
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Just came across this food blog. Spent a whole hour browsing creative, beautifully crafted recipes that I CAN ACTUALLY EAT! So happy!! Not sure I’ll have time to cook any of these tonight, as I have been putting off an essay while I drool over pictures of greens and root veggie roasts, but soon, my tummy, soon. 

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Art of the Toilet Paper Roll by JUNIOR FRITZ JACQUET
French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet has been fascinated by paper since a very young age. Among various other paper and cardboard creations, he transforms plain toilet paper rolls into remarkable miniature masks. His technique is inspired by origami, in that it uses a single piece and folds it into a shape, but has a unique smoothness that deviates from the sharpness and jagged edges of origami, creating shapes that are astonishingly human. The masks are sculpted by hand, then coated with shellac and different pigments. A testament to the power of taking something incredibly simple and transforming it into something impressively expressive, each piece exudes a complexity of human emotion conveyed in just a few brilliantly orchestrated folds.