Every time we do it it’s a new world. I live again. Love is implicit in every connection. It should be. Thus when absent it makes us insane. It breaks our equilibrium and we have to flounder for reasons. When we pass by another person without telling them we love them it’s cruel and wrong and we all know this.

You Shall Know Our Velocity, Dave Eggers (via qdefinity)

What Will San Francisco Look Like 100 Years From Now?

The Bold Italic taught a workshop to 826 Valencia’s students to find out what they thought the future held. Here, complete with animations, are the results! 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It is through education, that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize laureate (via bookmania)

Rookie » Getting Unstuck

Maybe it’s already old news to you, this post from Rookie. But in the event that you don’t read Rookie or you just missed it, we’re sharing “Getting Unstuck” because it’s a definite must-read. We all suffer from that most heinous of afflictions–writer’s block–from time to time.

I suggest you read the advice, then print it out and stick it on the wall by your desk (or wherever you do your writing) to remind you that it happens to the best of us and that there are remedies! 

At 826 Valencia, we hang marked-up sheets from manuscripts on the walls of the writing lab. Writing is hard work, not magic, even though it doesn’t always seem that way!