Which is why the bad guys always want to control what gets printed:
—Elizabeth Berg (via libraryland)
Books educate us about art and politics and people and ideas. This happens in non-fiction and fiction. And in poetry, of course. So many of us have been moved to a deeper understanding of things — or many things — by taking in a few dark lines on the page.
Vandi Varma, the woman who “drives” the Mars rovers, is married to another rocket scientist. In their spare time, they climb mountains and she rides motorcycles. No matter who and your partner are, you are not the coolest couple around anymore.