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Garden update!
First of the cobea scandens
Cascading lobelias … That have yet to cascade
Sweet pea wall
Aster box
Tricolour convulvius and alyssum
GIANT LION HEADS … Asters. California giant asters
Who wants to garden party?

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After giving an address to the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London, the 69-year-old Ruggiero can be seen in a YouTube video reacting after being hit with two pies by the ‘Biotic Baking Brigade’, an environmental activist group who had previously attacked Milton Friedman with pies.

Me, in my thesis chapter on former World Trade Organization Director-General Renato Ruggiero.

This sentence is the best part of my day; I mean it’s a pretty good sentence, right?

It’s a bank holiday, and I’m doing what I do everyday … thesising.

:-/ pie face

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buzzfeed:

This photo series of brides seeing their brides for the first time might make you cry in the best possible way.

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magicmumu:

thatgreenevening:

ellen page is a tiny apologetic menswear elf and laverne cox is a statuesque queen lifting her award in benediction

This looks like the most amazing prom picture ever.

magicmumu:

thatgreenevening:

ellen page is a tiny apologetic menswear elf and laverne cox is a statuesque queen lifting her award in benediction

This looks like the most amazing prom picture ever.

(Source: trashmuncher)

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What I would like to do post-doc: identify barriers in market access for female entrepreneurs and provide technical training to lobby to national governments for improved market access, including heightened political and civil rights.

What I would like to do post-doc: identify barriers in market access for female entrepreneurs and provide technical training to lobby to national governments for improved market access, including heightened political and civil rights.

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As always, thepoliticalnotebook does such excellent work in her weekly series, ‘This Week In War’. From this week, perhaps especially pertinent after this week’s events (beheading of James Foley and Wesley Lowery’s coverage of the events in Ferguson), (again) one link grabbed my attention especially:

From Missouri to Syria, Journalists Are Becoming Targets,

which reminds me of earlier in the week, on World Humanitarian Day:

Deaths of humanitarian aid workers reach record high.

Why are we not more outspoken and active about their deaths? Who is accountable?

fotojournalismus:

Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.

The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice for cats with feline leukemia, scattering it with scores of feeding dishes and at least two dozen boxes litter boxes.

Some have suggested she shelter healthy cats instead. “That’s not my role,” she told The Associated Press. “I’m a nurse. My duty is to the cats that nobody cares about.” She said that “people don’t adopt adult cats, especially if they are terminally ill.”

Photos by AP Photo/Martin Mejia

(via yahoonewsphotos)

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Biggie ups to my Uni, which climbed to 38th globally in ‘research prowess’; we are now 5th (!) in the UK and 7th in all of Europe.

I never imagined I’d be completing a doctorate and teaching at one of the UK’s, Europe’s, and THE WORLD’S best Universities. And it inspires me to tell a story about how I am able to be at a world-class research institution.

When my grandmother, who died at 98 in 2012, was a little older than I am now, she befriended a widow that lived on a road where my grands owned a cattle-grazing pasture. The widow had a son, who soon died of the same causes as her late husband; she was very sad and lonely. My grandmother would pick her up, drive her around, and talk with her until her death years later. The widow owned a considerable amount of land, and when she died she left everything to my grandparents. Because of this, my grandparents were able to stop the arduous life of cotton-picking, peanut-farming, and horse-breaking, send my father to a prestigious by nearby university, and become the cornerstone of the county’s (only) (volunteer) fire department until their early 80s.

When my partner and I married and moved to the UK for my doctorate, my grands gave us a sizeable amount of money. When my partner and I literally starved over one Christmas, they sent us another sum. When I starved in Geneva conducting field research, they sent a little more. And when they both died within 3 months of each other, we received another sum, our inheritance. My partner’s visa prohibits him from working or volunteering, and my visa only allows me to work 20 hours a week.

Were it not for my grandparents’ hard work and unyielding kindness to others, I/we would never be where and whom I am today.

Biggie ups to my grands.

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humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

This humansofnewyork / united-nations collab is killing it!

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

This humansofnewyork / united-nations collab is killing it!

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I’m am having SUCH a Raja day… 
Started out writing my chapter like:

Then inadequacies surface, and I’m all like:

Later, haters try to hate, and it’s all:

And I strut home like:

SAY WHAT?! Did I just adapt a series of gifs (lifted from Google Images, but definitely H/T to the awesome tumblrs these came from) from a show about DRAG QUEENS to the final months of a soon-to-be doctor of philosophy?!
OH YES I DID!

I’m am having SUCH a Raja day…

Started out writing my chapter like:

Then inadequacies surface, and I’m all like:

Later, haters try to hate, and it’s all:

And I strut home like:

SAY WHAT?! Did I just adapt a series of gifs (lifted from Google Images, but definitely H/T to the awesome tumblrs these came from) from a show about DRAG QUEENS to the final months of a soon-to-be doctor of philosophy?!

OH YES I DID!

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