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What is transcendentalism?

Transcendentalism is the belief in the basic goodness of mankind—a greater belief in the spark of divinity and it’s interaction with nature than with the fall from grace and the original sin we all carry.

The transcendentalist movement began in Victorian America as a literary phenomena, with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau at the helm. Emerson, a public speaker, essayist, and preacher, wrote his famous collection of Essays, and Thoreau became most famous for his work Walden Pond and Civil Disobedience. Although each writer was slightly different, their message was the same: the potential of humanity is limitless.

With this, came the idea of the oversoul.

What is the oversoul?

The oversoul is the belief that a holy trinity is composed of man, God, and nature. When these three things come together, the divine spark within each human being expands and creates great thought within the soul.

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A lot of people are confused as to the nature of transcendentalism and what it means—not only as a philosophy but as a literary movement. I hope I cleared some things up.

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When authors get into character – in pictures


Neil Gaiman, Malorie Blackman, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michael Rosen and a galaxy of Britain’s best-loved writers and storytellers have transformed themselves into the characters they most loved as children for an interactive photographic installation at Oxford’s Story Museum. A badger, a trickster and a monkey god are just some of the highlights from the 26 Characters exhibition



Ah. Ma. Zing. 


-Nicole
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scholasticreadingclub:

ala-con:

When authors get into character – in pictures


Neil Gaiman, Malorie Blackman, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michael Rosen and a galaxy of Britain’s best-loved writers and storytellers have transformed themselves into the characters they most loved as children for an interactive photographic installation at Oxford’s Story Museum. A badger, a trickster and a monkey god are just some of the highlights from the 26 Characters exhibition



Ah. Ma. Zing. 


-Nicole
Zoom Info
nprbooks:

scholasticreadingclub:

ala-con:

When authors get into character – in pictures


Neil Gaiman, Malorie Blackman, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michael Rosen and a galaxy of Britain’s best-loved writers and storytellers have transformed themselves into the characters they most loved as children for an interactive photographic installation at Oxford’s Story Museum. A badger, a trickster and a monkey god are just some of the highlights from the 26 Characters exhibition



Ah. Ma. Zing. 


-Nicole
Zoom Info
nprbooks:

scholasticreadingclub:

ala-con:

When authors get into character – in pictures


Neil Gaiman, Malorie Blackman, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michael Rosen and a galaxy of Britain’s best-loved writers and storytellers have transformed themselves into the characters they most loved as children for an interactive photographic installation at Oxford’s Story Museum. A badger, a trickster and a monkey god are just some of the highlights from the 26 Characters exhibition



Ah. Ma. Zing. 


-Nicole
Zoom Info
nprbooks:

scholasticreadingclub:

ala-con:

When authors get into character – in pictures


Neil Gaiman, Malorie Blackman, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michael Rosen and a galaxy of Britain’s best-loved writers and storytellers have transformed themselves into the characters they most loved as children for an interactive photographic installation at Oxford’s Story Museum. A badger, a trickster and a monkey god are just some of the highlights from the 26 Characters exhibition



Ah. Ma. Zing. 


-Nicole
Zoom Info

nprbooks:

scholasticreadingclub:

ala-con:

When authors get into character – in pictures

Neil Gaiman, Malorie Blackman, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michael Rosen and a galaxy of Britain’s best-loved writers and storytellers have transformed themselves into the characters they most loved as children for an interactive photographic installation at Oxford’s Story Museum. A badger, a trickster and a monkey god are just some of the highlights from the 26 Characters exhibition

Ah. Ma. Zing. 

-Nicole

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Roman Centurion Crawling Out Of New York City Manhole In For One Wacky Adventure

For 2,000 years …

Oh Onion

NEW YORK—Standing mystified in a crowded intersection, Verus Attius Glabrio, a Roman centurion who emerged from a manhole in the middle of New York’s Time Square, is in for a wacky adventure, sources confirmed Wednesday.

Reports stated that Glabrio, a highly decorated military officer from 55 A.D., crawled out of the sewer opening at approximately 8:35 p.m. clad in full Roman Imperial battle armor, immediately causing motorists to swerve, slam on their brakes, scream vulgar remarks, and make obscene hand gestures in his direction.

“Halt, yellow beast!” said Glabrio, drawing his sword and advancing toward a honking taxi cab that skidded to a stop as angry drivers and stunned passersby urged the Roman centurion to “Get the hell outta the road” and “Go back to Little Italy, Julius!” “You shan’t pass this way, lest you decide to face me. And let me warn you, you great golden demon, I’m certainly not a foe you want to face today!”

“But lo, what is this behemoth?” added Glabrio, appearing visibly panicked upon sighting an approaching tractor trailer. “It is the son of Jupiter himself!”

After finding his way to the busy sidewalk, the centurion, who mere moments earlier hit his head against a rock during intense hand-to-hand combat against a rival Corsican general, reportedly stared up dumbfounded at the flashing neon lights and video billboards. Sources stated that the Roman soldier then recoiled in fear as stock numbers scrolled across the lighted NASDAQ ticker, causing him to raise his shield and cry out, “Beware, some manner of numeral serpent comes this way!”

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4 Simpsons Controversies That Didn’t End in Lawsuits

If you’re a typical 21st century citizen, you’ve surely thought about suing The Simpsons for something. Maybe you’re Tracy Ullman and you want some of the money you helped to spawn (“I breast-fed those little devils.”)

Maybe you’re a Russian father who sued a TV network for showing The Simpsons (and Family Guy)—you thought the shows were “morally degenerate” and were responsible for your son calling his mother a “toad.”

Or maybe you’re the Fox News Channel, threatening a suit after the show satirized your news crawls. Of course, if you’re Fox News, you deny Matt Groening’s claim about the threat, though Groening notes, “But now Fox has a new rule that we can’t do those little fake news crawls on the bottom of the screen in a cartoon because it might confuse the viewers into thinking it’s real news.”

Well then….

You Walk Wrong

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by Adam Sternbergh

It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot. But we’re wrecking it with every step we take…

Zulus have the healthiest feet, Europeans have the unhealthiest…but that doesn’t mean walk barefoot everywhere.

    Also, shouldn’t it be “You Walk Incorrectly” because “wrong” is an adjective, not an adverb, and we’re modifying the verb, aren’t we? Pithy, perhaps, but the grammar needs help.

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