An Ode to Nerdiness




For  GeekDomme and all of my teachers …. - SelinaMinx

Thanks! If you haven’t heard the author read this poem, go look it up online. Totally worth it.

@SelinaMinx and GeekDomme: welcome to the club ;)

Always reblog.

(via mushu-the-drag0n)

I am visiting my grad schools this week

From Thursday through Sunday. And I am terrified.

Are any of you getting a master’s degree in higher education?


If so, I would loooove to talk to you.

I feel the same. Starting my program in the fall

Twenty-five years ago, half of all 18- to 24-year-olds voted. Today it’s twenty-five percent. 18- to 24-year-olds represent 33 percent of the population but only account for 7 percent of the voters.

Think government isn’t about you? How many of you have student loans to pay? How many have credit card debt? How many want clean air and clean water and civil liberties? How many want jobs? How many want kids? How many want their kids to go to good schools and walk on safe streets?

Decisions are made by those who show up. You’ve gotta rock the vote!

— CJ Cregg. season 4 ep 2 (via paintwithwords)

(Source: gole-yakh)

“Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defense. That’s my position. I just haven’t figured out how to do it yet.”
Sam (West Wing)

(Source: philosprite)

““Joy cometh in the morning”, the scripture tells us. I hope so. I don’t know if life would be worth living if it didn’t and I don’t yet know who set off the bomb at Kennison State. I don’t know if it’s one person or ten and I don’t know what they want. All I know for sure, all I know for certain, is that they weren’t born wanting to do this. There’s evil in the world, there’ll always be, and we can’t do anything about that. But there’s violence in our schools, too much mayhem in our culture, and we can do something about that. There’s not enough character, discipline, depth in our classrooms. There aren’t enough teachers in our classrooms. There isn’t nearly enough, not nearly enough, not nearly enough money in our classrooms and we can do something about that. We’re not doing nearly enough, not nearly enough to teach our children well and we can do better and we must do better and we will do better.”

— President Jed Bartlet, 4x03 “College Kids”

(via janf)

(Source:, via j-b-a)