1. 10:32 20th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from johntropea

    A frankly mind-blowing new study suggests traumatic events that happen to a parent could be passed down through their genes onto their children. The research, published in Nature Neuroscience, was carried out on mice, which were conditioned to become afraid of a particular smell: in fact a smell not unlike cherry blossom (Dias & Ressler, 2013). Soon the mice began to shudder in its presence. When their offspring were born and tested, they were also shown to be afraid of the cherry blossom smell, despite never having been exposed to it before. Even the grandchildren showed the fearful response. So the fearful response towards this smell was passed down two generations.
  3. Wilbur Larch at Port Townsend, from the Doryman

    Wilbur Larch sailing off Port Townsend. Photo courtesy of The Doryman‘s Flickr.

    This most recent Harrier is Andy McConkey’s Wilbur Larch.

    Andy got right to it and built his boat in just a few months.

    Wilbur Larch has a centerboard instead of the daggerboard used on Ran Tan. Note the steam bent ribs, similar to Ran Tan. This is my favorite way to lay out an open boat. Combining glued-lap planks and riveted ribs, you get the reliable trailerability of glued-lap with a traditional look. It also makes it possible to build a proper, traditional interior with open gunnels and a proper seat-stringer.

    Andy chose the same high-peaked standing-lug rig Ben Fuller used on Ran Tan. He built his own hollow wooden spars instead of carbon fiber.

    Harrier, Wilbur Larch under sail. Courtesy of Andy McConkey

    Wilbur Larch in beach-cruiser heaven!

    Dockside for this year’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

    Harrier, Wilbur Larch, Photo courtesy of The Doryman's Flickr site.

    Photo courtesy of The Doryman‘s Flickr.

    The Doryman has a good overview of the festival, check it out!

    Antonio Dias design footer

    Another Harrier, Wilbur Larch This most recent Harrier is Andy McConkey’s Wilbur Larch.

  4. 11:12

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    Reblogged from hanselllll





    Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

    on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

    see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

    how come i never knew this damn

    you know why. 

  5. 18:29 18th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from owning-my-truth

    Ferguson is deliberately violating both the laws and its own policies to prevent any information from being produced and made public that could be used to hold Officer Wilson to account for his actions.
  6. Cross-Post from Antonio Dias, Attending Quality

  7. 13:53

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    Reblogged from sonofbaldwin


    'm putting us on notice.

    Officer Joseph Weekley, who shot and killed Aiyana Stnaley-Jones during the filming of a SWAT reality show, is being tried for a second time after preciously getting off due to a hung jury.

    If he gets off and there’s no ruckus, if we don’t go full-on buck, it will prove to me that black communities think very little of the lives of black girls.

  8. 13:52

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    Reblogged from owning-my-truth

  9. Attending Quality

    "Daisies" 12" x 16" oil on canvasboard, © Antonio Dias

    "Daisies" 12" x 16" oil on canvasboard, © Antonio Dias

    A personal website has many functions. It can be hard to sort them out. Most often they are advertisements for a Persona, a means to find a job, or a signpost in an attempt to reach a cohort of the like-minded.

    Sometimes they are attempts to sort things out. The effort of presentation becomes a path of self-discovery. “Here’s where I’ve been.” Can be a good way to find where we might be headed.…

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  10. 22:11 17th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from sonofbaldwin

    Let me be clear: The argument that Black people are to blame for anti-Black violence is in perfect alignment with the logic and legislation that upheld the heinous design of slavery in America. In order for world powers to maintain slavery and post-slavery racist legislation, it was crucial for the people to believe that the uncivilized nature of Africans required excessive force, policing, and restraint.
    — Jamila Lyiscott, "Stop Hitting Yourself"

    (This essay contains some ableist language and discussions of anti-black violence. Discretion is advised.)