The theme used for the design of this box is taken from classical Japanese poetry, where autumn is often associated with the foliage turning to brilliant hues in the mountain hillsides of Japan. The cry of the deer, lonely for its mate and piercing the silence of the hills, has inspired generations of poets and artists.

Writing Box (Suzuri-Bako) with Design of a Deer, Early 17th century, Attributed to Hon’ami Kōetsu

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Each fall, millions of North American monarch butterflies migrate to California and Mexico for winter. They make a massive journey (up to 4,830 kilometers/3,000 miles) and use the sun to ensure that they stay on course. On cloudy days Earth’s magnetic field as a kind of backup navigational system. (read more here)

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Art is just another form of screaming

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"…to stand in line for the lungs, to burn in sacrifice."

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napping together is my kind of date

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Don Knotts Sez - “Let’s Keep It Clean!” (early ’70s)


Don Knotts Sez - “Let’s Keep It Clean!” (early ’70s)

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Rose Magnus (1859-1900) - A Bunch of Thistles. Oil on canvas, 57.6 x 45 cm. 1896.

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Never trust a man who howls at you like a wolf

without treating you like the moon.


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What Kind of Town Bans Books?



Annie Julia Wyman grew up in one of the most educated communities in Texas. Last week, her home town’s public school district suspended seven books:

"The Highland Park Independent School District, and all the other American institutions that still censor books, grapple with a set…

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