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Huey Lewis and the News - “The Power of Love (Live on BBC1, 1987)”

Power Ballad Wednesday - Week Thirty (I love this song. I love Huey Lewis and the News. I love Back to the Future. Perfect.)

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"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."

John F. Kennedy

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DEAR WORLD: Boston Marathon

In two days, Boston will experience the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedy. This project is full of photos and stories of the survivors, and is beautiful in every sense of the word. Boston Strong for sure.

(You can still help survivors and families by donating to the Boston One Fund. Thank you.)

Winger - “Miles Away”

Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty-Nine (Black and white video, long flowing hair, the classic power ballad music video works.)

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Nick Meek Photographs Costa Rica Covered in 8 Mil. Flowers Petals for Sony

Imagine a landscape swirling with millions of flower petals. This might sound like something out of a fairy tale, but it really happened.

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This. Is. Gorgeous.

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James Adomian (x)

.@JAdomian speaking some truth about #GameOfThrones

humansofnewyork:

"I once threw a pen at a kid’s head for raising his hand in class and saying that PMS should disqualify women from leadership positions."

humansofnewyork:

"I once threw a pen at a kid’s head for raising his hand in class and saying that PMS should disqualify women from leadership positions."

npr8:

This is Camden, my 8-year-old son. He was at the finish last year wearing his “my mom is faster than your dad” T-shirt and holding up the sign he had made me. He never got to see me finish. He was sent off into the crowds full of panic and fear. He listened to the adults he was with and did what he was told. He was brave. He tried blocking his ears but the noise was too loud.
Camden thought his mom was “dead.”
In the months after the bombings last year, I would watch him sleep. It brought me back to the first few weeks he was born, when I would stand by his crib to make sure he was breathing.
Last year, I would stand by his bed and cry, knowing that my brave little man never got to show me the sign he made; knowing my race had put him in harms way; reliving the two hours I spent in silence not knowing if he was safe.
I felt guilt and anger.
Camden won’t be at the finish this year. He said “sorry mom, I just can’t go.” I am running Boston to show Camden that his mom is brave and that, with time, he will be able to go to the Boston Marathon again.
He will be able to see a fire truck without looking scared or watch fireworks without jumping into our laps in a panic. He will be able to sit through a thunderstorm without running for cover.
The thought of him not being at the finish breaks my heart and will open up a new stream of emotions. And I am sure when I get home on April 21st, 2014, I will watch Camden fall asleep and I will cry. Tears of happiness that together we did it!
— Amanda Burgess

npr8:

This is Camden, my 8-year-old son. He was at the finish last year wearing his “my mom is faster than your dad” T-shirt and holding up the sign he had made me. He never got to see me finish. He was sent off into the crowds full of panic and fear. He listened to the adults he was with and did what he was told. He was brave. He tried blocking his ears but the noise was too loud.

Camden thought his mom was “dead.”

In the months after the bombings last year, I would watch him sleep. It brought me back to the first few weeks he was born, when I would stand by his crib to make sure he was breathing.

Last year, I would stand by his bed and cry, knowing that my brave little man never got to show me the sign he made; knowing my race had put him in harms way; reliving the two hours I spent in silence not knowing if he was safe.

I felt guilt and anger.

Camden won’t be at the finish this year. He said “sorry mom, I just can’t go.” I am running Boston to show Camden that his mom is brave and that, with time, he will be able to go to the Boston Marathon again.

He will be able to see a fire truck without looking scared or watch fireworks without jumping into our laps in a panic. He will be able to sit through a thunderstorm without running for cover.

The thought of him not being at the finish breaks my heart and will open up a new stream of emotions. And I am sure when I get home on April 21st, 2014, I will watch Camden fall asleep and I will cry. Tears of happiness that together we did it!

— Amanda Burgess

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Berlin - “Take My Breath Away”

Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty-Eight (Top Gun classic that won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Produced by Giorgio Moroder! Also, Charlie’s dance.)

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"Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards."

Lois McMaster Bujold, “A Civil Campaign” (1999)

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Girl Talk & Freeway - “Tolerated (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)”

This song is insanity.

The UNICEF Tap Project helps you put down your cellphone and provides clean water to those who don’t have it. Check it out at uniceftapproject.org.

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Bryan Adams - “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”

Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty-Seven (Yep, an Oscar nominee for Best Song. And yep, Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, sure.)

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Whenever I see dessert.
(Gif apparently taken from http://affectionisneverwasted.tumblr.com/)

Whenever I see dessert.

(Gif apparently taken from http://affectionisneverwasted.tumblr.com/)

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It’s World Down Syndrome Day.

Please watch this video #DearFutureMom and remember that we can celebrate everyone.