Musings of an educator from Lawrence, KS. Obsessions include: Kansas Jayhawks, politics, women's rights, TV/movies, music, and books.

 

roaring-softly:

Even though I still feel like I’m 12 on the inside, today I turn 25!  That’s kind of a big deal.  
My personal life has been out of control for the past several months, and I have totally fallen off the wagon with this blog.  Things are mostly okay now, but it’s taking me some time to get my routine back.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support I have gotten from all of you here.  I love every nice message you send me, and sometimes they make me cry. :’)
I just want to say thank you for everything.  And I have a couple of presents for you, in honor of my entering the second half of my twenties (eee!).
From today (4/19/14) until 4/25/14 (that’s one whole week), you can get 20% off of any size order in my etsy shop with the coupon code TYLERIS25.  Also, if you spend $40 or over, not including shipping, and you message me with your etsy username, I will make you a tumblr icon for free!
Also, I am having a little giveaway!  Two of you can win a surprise pack of an F-ton of slightly imperfect prints from my etsy shop sent to you in the mail!
To enter, please make sure you are following me, and REBLOG this post (likes don’t count, sorry!).  I will choose 2 winners at 10 PM a week from today (4/25/14) and notify you via inbox.  If you don’t respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner.
Thank you!!  I love you!! :*

roaring-softly:

Even though I still feel like I’m 12 on the inside, today I turn 25!  That’s kind of a big deal.  

My personal life has been out of control for the past several months, and I have totally fallen off the wagon with this blog.  Things are mostly okay now, but it’s taking me some time to get my routine back.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support I have gotten from all of you here.  I love every nice message you send me, and sometimes they make me cry. :’)

I just want to say thank you for everything.  And I have a couple of presents for you, in honor of my entering the second half of my twenties (eee!).

From today (4/19/14) until 4/25/14 (that’s one whole week), you can get 20% off of any size order in my etsy shop with the coupon code TYLERIS25.  Also, if you spend $40 or over, not including shipping, and you message me with your etsy username, I will make you a tumblr icon for free!

Also, I am having a little giveaway!  Two of you can win a surprise pack of an F-ton of slightly imperfect prints from my etsy shop sent to you in the mail!

To enter, please make sure you are following me, and REBLOG this post (likes don’t count, sorry!).  I will choose 2 winners at 10 PM a week from today (4/25/14) and notify you via inbox.  If you don’t respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner.

Thank you!!  I love you!! :*

thesmithian:


To speak of diversity, in light of this country’s history of racial recidivism, is to focus on bringing ethnic variety to largely white institutions, rather than dismantling the structures that made them so white to begin with. And so, sixty years after Brown, it is clear that the notion of segregation as a discrete phenomenon, an evil that could be flipped, like a switch, from on to off, by judicial edict, was deeply naïve…For the tragedy of this moment is not that black students still go to overwhelmingly black schools, long after segregation was banished by law, but that they do so for so many of the same reasons as in the days before Brown.

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thesmithian:

To speak of diversity, in light of this country’s history of racial recidivism, is to focus on bringing ethnic variety to largely white institutions, rather than dismantling the structures that made them so white to begin with. And so, sixty years after Brown, it is clear that the notion of segregation as a discrete phenomenon, an evil that could be flipped, like a switch, from on to off, by judicial edict, was deeply naïve…For the tragedy of this moment is not that black students still go to overwhelmingly black schools, long after segregation was banished by law, but that they do so for so many of the same reasons as in the days before Brown.

more.

smithsonian:

Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

(Source: runakvaed)

audgy:

I know I’ve yet to mention this, but I can’t tell you how incredibly excited I am about this news. THAT’S MY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HOME PAGE!!!
Michelle Obama, our nation’s First Lady, is speaking at the Topeka Public Schools’ commencement ceremony, May 17, 2014, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of historic Brown vs. Board decision. 

In case you missed it…

audgy:

I know I’ve yet to mention this, but I can’t tell you how incredibly excited I am about this news. THAT’S MY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HOME PAGE!!!

Michelle Obama, our nation’s First Lady, is speaking at the Topeka Public Schools’ commencement ceremony, May 17, 2014, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of historic Brown vs. Board decision. 

In case you missed it…