Edward Humes met with scientists who study the 5 massive gyres of trash particles swirling around in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Created by the convergence of ocean currents and wind, the gyres contain masses of litter that aren’t entirely visible by the human eye. (via nprfreshair)
I spent most of the day sitting before my beautiful window looking out on Spanish Harlem, writing a piece on Indian medicine in the 19th century. I do love it when I can spread intellectual curiosities across multiple semesters, fold my interests into each other, and carve new ideas into words. But, here, this manifestation is just a wall of post-it notes on an armoire door—carrying words that bode arguments I may successfully pose or fail trying.
I do love the act of working all day. From noon to evening, from morning until night. It is far preferable to working through the night. Here’s to more productive days such as these.
Susan Sontag (via curiositycounts)