South of Berkeley
insights and inspirations for the times we feel alive. actually, just really awesome pictures and quotes and things.
South of Berkeley
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macedonianmess:

Plant seeds in open opportunity.  (at Talk is Cheap-Chet Faker)
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ouroakland:

Spent some time working on Legendary Locals of Oakland today. I’m more fully appreciating Dr. Samuel Merritt’s contributions to #Oakland after trying to squeeze them into less than 250 words or so:
physician
shipmaster
real estate developer
city council
mayor
U.C. Regent
one of the founders of Mountain View Cemetery
first president of the Oakland Library Association
dammed Lake Merritt
lobbied to have Lake Merritt made the 1st wildlife refuge in the U.S.
endowed Samuel Merritt Hospital, which his sister started in his name
That’s him in the back, aboard his yacht Casco. Also shown are Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and other novels, Stevenson’s wife and stepson, and Thomas T. Dargie, owner and publisher of the Oakland Tribune. Stevenson chartered the yacht for the first of his South Pacific cruises in 1888.
(Photo from the Oakland History Room at the Oakland Public Library.)
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"He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that."
Robert Jordan, Spring Wheel (via quotethat)
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"A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more."
John Steinbeck, East of Eden  (via awelltraveledwoman)
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sighswhispers:

New goal in life: To live in kaleidoscopic world of 1970s Girl Scout Cookies packaging.