Can’t wait for the semester to be over so I can return to my lovely Austin home, spend time with my family, spend time in libraries, visit my old haunts, start my new job, and other shenanigans. I miss home. 



posted 5 days ago
#personal

A Handy Guide to What Is and Isn't Cultural Appropriation 

alwayslabellavita:

What isn’t cultural appropration:

• Trying/eating/making a culture’s food
• Listening to that culture’s music
• Watching that culture’s movies
• Reading that culture’s books
• Appreciating that culture’s art
• Wearing that culture’s clothing IF in a setting…



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#poc #culture appropriation
msnnews:

Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event early Tuesday as the Earth’s sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon in a total lunar eclipse. The moon’s color will change to bright orange, also known as a “blood moon.” Are you ready? (Read more.)

msnnews:

Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event early Tuesday as the Earth’s sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon in a total lunar eclipse. The moon’s color will change to bright orange, also known as a “blood moon.” Are you ready? (Read more.)



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#astronomy

I have the spanish live cast going on right now and I can see the moon clearly from my bedroom window. Excited I’ll FINALLY be able to see a total eclipse/blood moon!



posted 1 week ago
‘Ameno’ by Era is my new jam.

‘Ameno’ by Era is my new jam.



posted 1 week ago
#thisismyjam

nonomella:

I made this powerpoint for this week’s lesson - Regional/Iconic American Foods. I went back through and replaced all the text with my student’s reactions.

Cookies img source



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#food
Perfect mug!

Perfect mug!



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gordievoir:

Rainbow Landscapes - Too Beautiful To Be Real?

  1. Red beach, Panjin, China
  2. Giant’s Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K.
  3. The Wave, Arizona, U.S.
  4. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, U.S.
  5. Giant Buddha, Leshan, China
  6. Rice terraces, Bali, Indonesia
  7. Odle Mountains, Italy
  8. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  9. Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey
  10. Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan


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#photography #landscape #things relating to travel

tedx:

A new streetlamp powered by … algae?

The glowing, neon green lamp you see above is the invention of
French biochemist Pierre Calleja, who had the crazy idea of using algae to
power otherworldly, tube-shaped streetlamps that double as homes for this growing gloop. In a talk at TEDxLausanneChange, he explains the process behind the invention.

You may remember photosynthesis from biology class — if not, Wikipedia will remind you: “Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy, normally from the sun, into chemical energy that can be used to fuel the organisms’ activities.” But can photosynthesis help us light our sidewalks and roadways? Calleja thinks so.

He and his team at FermentAlg developed this lamp to double as a habitat for microalgae, which absorb solar energy and consume carbon dioxide. These lamps are designed to store the energy made from this process, so that when placed in unlit places, they can continue to shine.

These beautiful lights are not only practical, but their symbiotic technology could help in the fight against rising carbon emissions and climate change.

For more on Calleja’s work, check out his talk below:

(Photos: Pierre Calleja and Reuters)



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#sustainability
natgeofound:

A colorful hallway in Casa Blanca, the Puerto Rican Governor’s Palace, December 1924.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic

natgeofound:

A colorful hallway in Casa Blanca, the Puerto Rican Governor’s Palace, December 1924.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic



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#puerto rico #photography
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