photosetNov 02, 2013 7:45 pm
quoteOct 29, 2013 7:27 pm
"Libraries really are the gates to the future. So it is unfortunate that, round the world, we observe local authorities seizing the opportunity to close libraries as an easy way to save money, without realising that they are stealing from the future to pay for today. They are closing the gates that should be open."
videoOct 22, 2013 7:27 pm
My speech on reading, libraries, and obligations…
Giving it sort of slowly because I had a panic attack just before I got up to speak and was convinced that it made no sense and I couldn’t read it.
photoAug 24, 2013 6:40 pm
photoFeb 26, 2013 3:22 pm
quoteJan 03, 2013 5:38 pm
"I hope that in this year to come you make mistakes. Because if you’re making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly you’re doing something. What ever it is you’re scared of doing— do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever."Neil Gaiman (via coyotegold)
photoSep 19, 2012 7:19 pm
textJul 16, 2012 9:28 pm
Our mission, now that we have chosen to accept it, is simple: We want to make meaningful things go as crazy-viral as Keyboard Cat (and now you have that song stuck in your head). And you — yes you, right there, reading this sentence right now — can help.
We believe that the world would be a better place if more people knew more stuff — not only that gay marriage should be legal or that women should have the right to choose, but that people should probably stop ignoring the TQ part of LGBTQ, that Neil Gaiman gives ridiculously inspirational graduation speeches, how Wall Street managed to get an extra $16 trillion (seriously, what the hell?), and that the word “fat” isn’t really an insult, among other things.
So, really, there’s no better place for us to be than Tumblr.
On this here blog you’ll find some stuff that isn’t on our website, some stuff that is, some stuff we made ourselves, and some stuff you might’ve found for us (we’re big on attribution). It’ll be a hodgepodge, but it’ll all be totally Upworthy.
If you’re still not sure what that will look like, we compiled this handy list of aspirations for you …