"Taxes are not just a burden. They are also a benefit when used to create and maintain the commonwealth property and services that enable wealth creation and jobs. From educating children to making sure bridges are safe to operating the civil and criminal justice systems, taxes produce benefits that more than pay for themselves."

i always get a feeling of pride when i cut a big check to the IRS. 

David Cay Johnston (via azspot)

(via fred-wilson)

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Don’t sweat petty stuff, and don’t pet sweaty stuff."

Rules to live by..

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Don’t sweat petty stuff, and don’t pet sweaty stuff."

Rules to live by..

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…

Bay

Bay

The rising tide of evil, the relative safety of a few sanctuaries: these are the two main vectors of zombie cartography. In the first category, the epidemiological map shows the outbreak and spread of the disease. But unlike John Snow’s famous cholera map [1], there is nothing even remotely …

Zombie fiction is the acceptable expression of middle-class fear of the poor, huddled masses trapped in these post-industrial wastelands: as they aimlessly stand on corners, shuffle along streets with a broken gait or stare at passing motorists from their front porches, they generate the sense of unease and threat that feeds our obsession with zombies. What if they escape from those no-go zones, and take over the world?

I’m on a boat! 
(I don’t think that’ll ever get old..)

I’m on a boat!
(I don’t think that’ll ever get old..)

Fun video from where we sometimes walk Dylan in the evenings

One of the neighbors

One of the neighbors

Castle Peak hike makes for a good start to the week

Castle Peak hike makes for a good start to the week