McGowan’s Tavern / Liquor / Food
when someone walks into a room where you are playing piano and they are very surprised to see you playing the piano
i can’t believe so many people have forgotten this edition of nat geo
Our mission while at the orphanage was to build a library. Turns out that we, a group of highly educated private boarding school students were so bad at the most basic construction work that each night the men had to take down the structurally unsound bricks we had laid and rebuild the structure so that, when we woke up in the morning, we would be unaware of our failure…It would have been more cost effective, stimulative of the local economy, and efficient for the orphanage to take our money and hire locals to do the work, but there we were trying to build straight walls without a level…Now, 6 years later, I am much better at Spanish and am still highly involved with the camp programing, fundraising, and leadership. However, I have stopped attending having finally accepted that my presence is not the godsend I was coached by non-profits, documentaries, and service programs to believe it would be…Before you sign up for a volunteer trip anywhere in the world this summer, consider whether you possess the skill set necessary for that trip to be successful. If yes, awesome. If not, it might be a good idea to reconsider your trip. Sadly, taking part in international aid where you aren’t particularly helpful is not benign. It’s detrimental. It slows down positive growth and perpetuates the “white savior” complex that, for hundreds of years, has haunted both the countries we are trying to ‘save’ and our (more recently) own psyches. Be smart about traveling and strive to be informed and culturally aware. It’s only through an understanding of the problems communities are facing, and the continued development of skills within that community, that long-term solutions will be created.
because it doesn’t hit home for some people until a white person says it (even though poc have been saying this for ages and ages and until they’re blue in the face).
omfg he is SO damn sexy!!!!!!!! loving his thick happy trail, his leg hair, and that BIG BULGE♡♡♡
It will always be Snowing in my heart
|—||Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via so-nyeo-shi-daze)|