note to self

Politeness must be cultivated, for the promptings of nature are eminently selfish, and courtesy and good-breeding are only attainable by effort and discipline. But even courtesy has limits where dignity should govern it, for when carried to excess, particularly in manner, it borders on sycophancy, which is almost as despicable as rudeness.

– A timeless, timely 1866 guide to the art of conversation. (via explore-blog)

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Via teaching literacy.


Sweet wall at BookayUkay.

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

– Anaïs Nin, Henry And June  (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: larmoyante)

Via teaching literacy.


-Joyce Carol Oates

(Source: rim-chan-san)

Studying?!? This is what really happens inside the medicine lounge.


The best of Maginhawa Street! (via Rogue)

P.S. Special shoutout to the brazo de mercedes at Sancho’s, which Bea and I are kuhraaazy in love with. Best brazos I’ve had, ever.

P.P.S. Cocina Juan = great pasta!

Later tater!


secret book lair

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