Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that
kind millionairesmore people will see it and more support can be given. All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!
As the new school year approaches,
we are obviously in denialteachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget). Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby. Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.
Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies. In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped. I am in awe of the teachers in this community. After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year. If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist. If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.
So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.
Russell Brand is a funny man, but he is also incredibly intelligent. I respect him for speaking out and trying to change people’s perceptions on drug addiction.
This last week has been full of extreme emotions. Not just for me, but for my entire family. My cousin, who is practically my sister was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Doctors still don’t know if it has spread to any other nodes and she’ll find out this coming Thursday.
When my mom broke the news to me, I felt numb. I zone out daily and find myself crying. I rather it was me going through it, she’s not deserving of this. If there was any way it could get transferred to me, I would take it on.
People are quick to say, “Well, she can just have a hysterectomy and that should take away the cancer.”Since we were kids, I have known her to want to be a mom and the prospect of that occurring for her is diminishing.
I was told when I was 24 that it would be best for me not to have children, but I have never had a desire to be a mother. That news didn’t hit me hard, at all, but I know it’s aching in my cousin’s mind and soul.
The other day, I found myself researching egg retrieval and trying to figure out who in the family could be a surrogate.
I can’t even imagine what she is going through. If I am losing sleep, crying at the drop of a hat, and have no appetite…what is she feeling?
The Buddha says not to lose hope, for if we do, that’s our real disaster. So, I’ll hold on to that and take deep breaths while thinking positive thoughts.
She’s my person. She’ll always be my person.
Jake Gyllenhaal reads a sex scene between Ida and Vivaldo from James Baldwin’s “Another Country”. (x)
Can we talk about how much he rubs his thighs while reading? Cause that’s exactly how I look when I’m reading smut.
I watched Gravity again (for the fourth time).
I wondered why this movie affected me and what I found so profound about it. Yes, yes, the technical intricacies are quite stellar, but it’s about much more.
The movie is about life and rebirth; the evolution of a human life. From the shot where it looks like Ryan is in utero, to the picture of Saint Christopher, who carried infant Christ over a river. There’s also a closeup of a Buddha in one frame. Why is that important?
Here: Samsara is a Buddhist term that means “continuous movement” and is commonly translated “cycle of existence.” Within Buddhism, samsara is the repetitive cycle of birth and death. We are trapped, as it were, in a “wheel of suffering.”
It’s an incredible film with all kinds of symbolism to dissect with each view. And when you think about it, life is like being in crazy situations like Gravity depicts. We’re repeatedly knocked down and think, “That’s it. I can’t handle life anymore.” However, we continue on despite knowing that at any minute, life can come and punch you in the face.
Why do we do that? It could be faith, but I believe it’s HOPE. Hope that even though our circumstance(s) may be dire, tomorrow may bring about the panacea…just as swiftly and as formidable as the punch.
UNICEF’s Tap Project essentially means that FOR EVERY MINUTE YOU DON’T USE YOUR PHONE, A DAYS WORTH OF WATER WILL BE GIVEN TO A CHILD IN NEED. The sponsor for this event is Giorgio Armani.
All you have to do is go to uniceftapproject.org ON YOUR PHONE and let the timer run and you will be helping a child in need! FRESH WATER IS VERY IMPORTANT AND YET IT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. Please do this because it is quite easy to do and won’t cost you a thing!
Note: For those of you who find it hard to avoid using your phone, I suggest you run it while you sleep. :) Thank you!
When people ask why I love Britney Spears, it really boils down to this:
Her show is at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. They throw her a welcome party, have their elevators adorning her picture, she performs there nightly and SHE STILL STANDS IN LINE AT STARBUCKS (inside Planet Hollywood).
What kind of magic is that?!
Also, I am happy for her. She finally has a Starbucks in her “home.” LOL