- 1911: At the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, the rebel forces of Francisco I. Madero take over Ciudad Juárez, prompting the resignation of president Porfirio Díaz a few weeks later.
- 1933: Chaco War: Paraguay officially declares war on Bolivia. Fighting had already commenced during the previous year.
- 1975: Salvadoran poet and revolutionary Roque Dalton is assassinated at age 39.
- 1998: Prominent Dominican politician José Francisco Peña Gómez dies of cancer at age 61.
“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can’t take it in all at once.” (Audrey Hepburn)
(thanks to / via: arpeggia)
Charles Eames (via jacob)
Do you think it’s possible to passively-aggressively endorse someone for a shitty skill on LinkedIn? Because recently someone I don’t really know added me as a contact and I was like fine, whatever — I hate my life when I’m on LinkedIn or FB but these are apparently among the necessary evils of modern society, etc. — and I contacted them back or whatever it is you do on LinkedIn (which my friend Scott thought was pronounced Link-a-din, and which is why he’s my hero), and then this person endorsed me for some mid-range skills related to the industry in which I work, and I was like ‘ugh, do I have endorse back now?’ but really, who has the time/energy, and then today this person endorsed me for a skill that’s basically the equivalent of scraping gum off the sidewalk except even worse because you do this job while staring at a computer monitor. In fact, I once got fired from a temp job because I claimed to have utilized this skill when in fact I had done nothing of the sort, which was really the beginning of the quiet and completely ineffective revolution I have been waging ever since, and entirely in my own head. There are so many things in life that I don’t want referenced on my tombstone, basically, even if the writing is really tiny. On a more positive note, here are some pictures of the morning light in Bryant Park.