Eye of Reason

the way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason

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I’m sure most of you have heard the story of the man who, desperately ill, goes to an analyst and tells the doctor that he has lost his desire to live and that he is seriously considering suicide. The doctor listens to this tale of melancholia and then tells the patient that what he needs is a good belly laugh. He advises the unhappy man to go to the circus that night and spend the evening laughing at Grock, the world’s funniest clown. The doctor sums it up, ‘After you have seen Grock, I am sure you will be much happier.’ The patient rises to his feet, looks sadly at the doctor, turns and ambles to the door. As he starts to leave, the doctor says, ‘By the way what is your name?’ The man turns and regards the analyst with sorrowful eyes. ‘I am Grock.’

Groucho Marx

From his book, Groucho and Me

(via nprfreshair)

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staff:

Normally we don’t get involved with private affairs, but the continued outpouring of grief, praise, remembrance, and love for Robin Williams we’ve seen on Tumblr has been staggering. He gave his gifts selflessly, and was a beacon of sorts to those of us who had a weird time figuring out how our energies and talents fit into the world.
Remember, if you’re struggling, there’s help. We love ya, Tumblr.
And goodbye, Robin. We love you, too. 

staff:

Normally we don’t get involved with private affairs, but the continued outpouring of grief, praise, remembrance, and love for Robin Williams we’ve seen on Tumblr has been staggering. He gave his gifts selflessly, and was a beacon of sorts to those of us who had a weird time figuring out how our energies and talents fit into the world.

Remember, if you’re struggling, there’s help. We love ya, Tumblr.

And goodbye, Robin. We love you, too. 

(Source: gh-05-t)

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theburninghouse:

Name: Jimmy BaumAge: 27Location: Los Angeles, CA / Nouakchott, MauritaniaOccupation: TeacherWebsite: http://www.tumblr.com/jimmymansarayList:
Interpretation of the Qur’an
iPad Mini
Timex Weekender Watch
Passport
Fortress of the Muslim Book for du’ā
Moleskine Notebook
Pens and highlighter
Misbaha Beards for dhikr
Snakeskin Wallet from Sierra Leone
Eyeglasses
Beanie made by a friend
2tb External HD

theburninghouse:

Name: Jimmy Baum
Age: 27
Location: Los Angeles, CA / Nouakchott, Mauritania
Occupation: Teacher
Website: http://www.tumblr.com/jimmymansaray
List:

  • Interpretation of the Qur’an
  • iPad Mini
  • Timex Weekender Watch
  • Passport
  • Fortress of the Muslim Book for du’ā
  • Moleskine Notebook
  • Pens and highlighter
  • Misbaha Beards for dhikr
  • Snakeskin Wallet from Sierra Leone
  • Eyeglasses
  • Beanie made by a friend
  • 2tb External HD

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 8, 1974 : Richard Nixon Resigns From Presidency
On this day in 1974, in a radio and television broadcast from the Oval Office, Richard Nixon announced that he was resigning as President of the United States. His decision arose from the near-certain threat of impeachment following the Watergate Scandal.  Gerald Ford, his successor, granted him a full pardon, but over 70 others were convicted of crimes.
Watch a clip of Nixon’s resignation speech from ‘The Presidents’ by American Experience.
Photo: President Richard Nixon delivers remarks to the White House staff on his final day in office (Wikimedia Commons)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 8, 1974 : Richard Nixon Resigns From Presidency

On this day in 1974, in a radio and television broadcast from the Oval Office, Richard Nixon announced that he was resigning as President of the United States. His decision arose from the near-certain threat of impeachment following the Watergate Scandal.  Gerald Ford, his successor, granted him a full pardon, but over 70 others were convicted of crimes.

Watch a clip of Nixon’s resignation speech from ‘The Presidents’ by American Experience.

Photo: President Richard Nixon delivers remarks to the White House staff on his final day in office (Wikimedia Commons)

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congressarchives:

225th Anniversary of the First Congress: We’ll be posting documents and stories highlighting the establishment of the new government under the Constitution through March 2016.
On August 3, 1789, President George Washington sent to the Senate a list of nominees to be port collectors. The name of each nominee appear next to each position with a note on the outcome of the Senate’s vote. “Aye” is written next to each name but Benjamin Fishbourn. Fishbourn was the first presidential nominee to be rejected by the Senate, and the event marked the beginning of the custom of senatorial courtesy—a tradition which continues today.
This tradition holds that the Senate may reject a nominee who is not supported by the nominee’s home state senators. It encourages the President to engage the Senate in the “advice” part of the nomination process, as well as the “consent” part.
Nomination of Port Collectors, including the nomination of Benjamin Fishbourn, 8/3/1789, SEN1B-A1, Records of the U.S. Senate

congressarchives:

225th Anniversary of the First Congress: We’ll be posting documents and stories highlighting the establishment of the new government under the Constitution through March 2016.

On August 3, 1789, President George Washington sent to the Senate a list of nominees to be port collectors. The name of each nominee appear next to each position with a note on the outcome of the Senate’s vote. “Aye” is written next to each name but Benjamin Fishbourn. Fishbourn was the first presidential nominee to be rejected by the Senate, and the event marked the beginning of the custom of senatorial courtesy—a tradition which continues today.

This tradition holds that the Senate may reject a nominee who is not supported by the nominee’s home state senators. It encourages the President to engage the Senate in the “advice” part of the nomination process, as well as the “consent” part.

Nomination of Port Collectors, including the nomination of Benjamin Fishbourn, 8/3/1789, SEN1B-A1, Records of the U.S. Senate

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Marie Curie's century-old radioactive notebook still requires lead box

lostsplendor:

"Marie Curie made some of the most significant contributions to science in the 20th century. And as most people already know, she did so at a great cost to her own health. What most people probably don’t know, however, is that the radiation levels she was exposed to were so powerful that her notebooks must now be kept in lead-lined boxes." - Adam Clark Estes, Gizmodo

(via frenchhistory)