…without question the people that saw their role at Tumblr as being able to empower change and be a voice and motivate the community to be a voice in a meaningful way, those people are gone.

Ari Levine, Tumblr’s brand strategist from July 2012 to November 2014

Verizon is killing Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality: One of the open internet’s fiercest defenders has a new boss.  

When I was 30, I thought I had everything sussed out. I thought I knew everything. Then I hit 40, and I looked back at 30 and thought, ‘What a clown. I knew nothing.’ I thought I was ancient at 40, but now I’m 50 and I realize I was really just a young woman. You can change your fucking mind. I want to be able to be agile enough and brave enough to say I was wrong.

Shirley Manson

This Is Water

I submit that this is what the real, no-bullshit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: how to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone day in and day out.

12 years ago today, David Foster Wallace delivered his magnificent “This Is Water” speech. (via explore-blog)