Perhaps you saw, yesterday, the newest cover of Rolling Stone featuring the image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Perhaps you had an opinion about it. And perhaps you expressed that opinion on social media hours before the long, reported cover story about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by noted journalist Janet Reitman was even posted online with an attached non-apology of sorts from the Rolling Stone editors. “The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day,” read the message. “The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens.”
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This amazing collage work was created by French Illustrator, Julien Pacaud. Clients include Nike, Swatch, Le Monde and MIT News. Before becoming an illustrator, he was “an astrophysician, an international snooker player, a hypnotist and an esperanto teacher.” He hopes that someday “I can have enough free time to devote myself to my real passion: time travel.” More of Julien’s work
San Francisco can be a very lonely place, despite how beautiful it looks in all the photographs. It is normal for people like me who come from a small town, to a big city like San Francisco to go through a period of disappointment and loneliness.
8 months ago, In May I lost someone I really cared about Diana Duckfield. I will never forget feeling like my life was over; I had lost a dear friend/cousin and had nothing to look forward to.Everything seemed to be falling apart for me. Diana was a big part of my life here in San francisco she took me under her wing and into her home. After she passed I could not function, and I isolated myself from friends and family. Sadness and shock kept me from going to her funeral it was a choice I had to make at the time.
Over time I learned how to let go of my grief. I thought losing Diana would be the lowest point in my life,but that loss brought me light on a lot of things. It’s so sad that I had to lose someone so close to me to realize how much I appreciated her and life. She was a wonderful person who put her friends and family first. I will do what many people who have lost loved ones do and continue to do: create a new family.Slowly, putting together the people who mean a lot to me so I can begin to feel anchored here in San Francisco on my own.