Dogs' Surprising Preference Revealed In New Study


"Dogs Prefer Petting Way More Than You Thought" @HuffingtonPost

"The one and only test of a valid religious idea, doctrinal statement, spiritual experience, or devotional practice was that it must lead directly to practical compassion. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express this sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God’s name, it was bad theology. Compassion was the litmus test for the prophets of Israel, for the rabbis of the Talmud, for Jesus, for Paul, and for Muhammad, not to mention Confucius, Lao-tsu, the Buddha, or the sages of the Upanishads."

Karen Armstrong (via azspot)


Lightning Washington And The Prisoners . Good God Almighty . Lomax at Darrington State Prison Farm, Sandy Point, Texas, 1933.

The Death Of Adulthood In American Culture


Charting the final, exhausted collapse of the adult white male, from Huck Finn to “Mad Men.”

"If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough"

Chris Dixon (via Erin Lee Carr)