14 Apr 2014 / 3 notes / Comments

jacked-up banana bread | smitten kitchen

I think once a year I need to post a link to Smitten Kitchen’s banana bread recipe, as a public service announcement to everyone. It’s versatile (chocolate chips, peanut butter, nutella) and delicious every. single. time.

10 Apr 2014 / 3 notes / Comments

feelin this

feelin this

10 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from beyonce with 11,072 notes / Comments

"The Internet has offered us many facile ways of expressing approval (like, favorite, share) but few ways of being kind. It might be that the greatest act of kindness on the Internet is to be quiet. Not to be forever silent, but at least listen and learn before expressing outrage or anger, and to realize that kindness will not always take the form of approval."

A beautiful meditation on kindness by Casey N. Cep.

As I’ve written before, it’s more important to understand than to be right – and we often forget that, online and off.

Pair with Albert Einstein on kindness and a lesson in handling trolls from Benjamin Franklin

(via explore-blog)

Thinking about this today.

4 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from explore-blog with 477 notes / Comments

"Don’t boo, organize!" Hope every student and activist at University of Michigan heard that amazing call to action. Dropping dad jokes, sass, truths about the minimum wage, POTUS brought total fierceness to Ann Arbor today. I hadn’t heard Obama that fired up in ages, and the minimum wage myth busting was so necessary.

3 Apr 2014 / 3 notes / Comments

Ethiopian food is yummy. Part of Mission: Get to Know Co-Workers.

Ethiopian food is yummy. Part of Mission: Get to Know Co-Workers.

1 Apr 2014 / 2 notes / Comments

Going back to Michigan for the first time since Thanksgiving. That’s more than three months. A little bummed my sister won’t be around and I won’t be able to go to Ann Arbor, but so excited to see my parents and go to dance class. (My bag is jingling with my kathak bells.)

Fingers crossed that this airport bus comes on time…

28 Feb 2014 / 3 notes / Comments

Life is good. This was a fun day, full of food and friends.

28 Feb 2014 / 0 notes / Comments

(via the new yorker)
what a beautiful, warm, and evocative cover…

(via the new yorker)

what a beautiful, warm, and evocative cover…

14 Feb 2014 / 4 notes / Comments

How I plan on surviving this supposed DC snowpocalypse.

How I plan on surviving this supposed DC snowpocalypse.

13 Feb 2014 / 4 notes / Comments