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Exercise caution, especially with things labeled “fresh” pizza

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When I Am An Old Horsewoman
I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,
And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me
And I shall spend my social security on
white wine and carrots,
And sit in my alleyway of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe.

I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night
And ride the old bay gelding,
Across the moonstruck meadow
If my old bones will allow
And when people come to call, I will smile and nod
As I walk past the gardens to the barn
and show instead the flowers growing
inside stalls fresh-lined with straw.

I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair
as if it were a jewel
And I will be an embarrassment to ALL
Who will not yet have found the peace in being free
to have a horse as a best friend
A friend who waits at midnight hour
With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes
For the kind of woman I will be
When I am old.

-Author Patty Barnhart

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Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865-1887)

Art by Mariel Black (website, blog)

At age nine, Anandi married a widower and 14 she gave birth to her first and only child.  The child died after ten days and it was this loss that propelled Anandi towards a career in medicine as she felt the child might have lived with proper medical care.  

Anandi’s husband Gopalrao was a strong supporter of women’s education and in 1880 he began seeking a place for his wife to study medicine in the US.  Hoping to raise funds for her education, Anandi gave a public speech at Serampore College in 1883, saying "In my humble opinion there is a growing need for Hindu lady doctors in India, and I volunteer to qualify myself for one."  Although she did not explicitly ask for funds, Anandi received donations after her speech that helped finance her trip abroad.  

Anandi began her studies at the Woman’s Medical College of Philadelphia in 1883.  She graduated in 1886, becoming the first Indian female physician.  Before her graduation, she was offered and accepted a position as “Lady Doctor of Kolhapur” at a regional hospital.  

Anandi returned to India in 1886, but was too ill to begin her practice as a “Lady Doctor.”  She died on February 26, 1887, a month before her 22nd birthday.

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places to go, things to see


places to go, things to see

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Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing.

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Is this the world’s slowest game of leapfrog? Photographer captures moment a snail crawls onto a green tree frog and perches on its HEAD… 

The frog is the pet of Indonesian photographer Lessy Sebastian.  Mr Sebastian decided he wanted some photos of his pet frog enjoying the sun.  All the photos are by Lessy Sebastian/Hotspot Media via Daily Mail.

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they matched

also I was talking to the guy’s wife (I think?) and he’d never had a riding lesson in his life. they were really great too.

how cool is this guy?

summer ‘13

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new born mute swan cygnets riding on mother’s back.