360/365/2015 #ChallengeOnInfrastructurePhotography day 3:…



360/365/2015 #ChallengeOnInfrastructurePhotography day 3: nothing is going to be open tomorrow (at J&B Coffee Co.)

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359/365/2015 Christmas with Cricket



359/365/2015 Christmas with Cricket

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“It would never occur to Rey that she would be in need of chivalry’s attentions. She has neither the…”

“It would never occur to Rey that she would be in need of chivalry’s attentions. She has neither the luxury nor the burden of being a damsel in distress; she’s too busy surviving. She fights alongside men and women and droids, superficial matters of identity—clothing, appearance, even gender—all subsumed under bigger questions that come down to, basically: “Can you fight?””

- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: With Rey, Daisy Ridley Portrays a Feminist Heroine We Can Feel Good About - The Atlantic
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“Star Wars has always been, in the EU at least, a universe more or less without hope, that only…”

“Star Wars has always been, in the EU at least, a universe more or less without hope, that only looked hopeful to casual fans because they were looking too closely at just a very slender part of it.”

- From “A New Hope” to no hope at all: “Star Wars,” Tolkien and the sinister and depressing reality of expanded universes - Salon.com
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Spending Christmas alone? I am – and I will enjoy it

Spending Christmas alone? I am – and I will enjoy it:

I don’t usually talk about it, though. Saying that you spend Christmas alone is, to most middle-class Americans, akin to confessing a terminal illness. Brows raise, eyes widen with concern. “Will you be all right?” such people ask me with great sincerity, as though I have announced plans to travel to a war-torn region or to give all my possessions to charity. The danger they see is, of course, to my emotional wellbeing. A person at Christmas alone seems likely to plunge into depression. 

 Their worry is not hard to understand. The rhetoric of our culture has insisted, for almost a century now, that Christmas is some kind of ultimate pronouncement on the strength of a family.

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