Looking Back 

Looking Back:

imethimonthetrail:

One of my luxury items in my pack is a book. I always carry one or two at a time, despite the extra weight they bring with them. When I finish one, I’ll either give it to someone, leave it at a hostel, or send it home.

The second book I read was a collection of short stories by Norman Maclean. He…

explore-blog: Rudy’s Library in Monowi, Nebraska – one of the... 



explore-blog:

Rudy’s Library in Monowi, Nebraska – one of the many soul-warming photographs in Robert Dawson’s visual love letter to public libraries:

The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor and runs the only business in town, a local roadhouse. Over the years she watched all the other town residents move or pass away. When her husband, Rudy Eller, died in 2004, she became the town’s last resident. Because Rudy had collected so many books, she decided to open Rudy’s lLIbrary in a small shed next to her home. This memorial to Rudy is free and open to all. Patrons can check out books by signing a notebook. A wooden sign in the corner simply states “Rudy’s Dream.”

More such treats here.

breakingnews: Division 1 basketball player says he is gay ESPN:... 



breakingnews:

Division 1 basketball player says he is gay

ESPN: UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon tells ESPN he is gay, making him the first openly gay player in Division 1 men’s basketball.

'I just didn't want to hide anymore, in any way,' Gordon told ESPN. 'I didn't want to have to lie or sneak. I've been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, 'Why not me?”

Photo: Derrick Gordon (right) goes up for a shot during an NCAA tournament game against Tennessee (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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