This blog is an eclectic collection of interesting things I've seen and heard on Tumblr, the rest of the web, and beyond. Its name is taken from this quote by Dinah Craik:

"Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."
From pulitzercenter:

Of the 171 prisoners detained in Guantánamo, only about two dozen are hardened militants and war criminals. Most are like Noor Uthman Muhammed —hapless men who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. 
Read more: “The Prisoners of Guantanamo” via Esquire. 
Above: The house in Port Sudan where Noor grew up; he didn’t have a room in the house, and slept in the yard. Unable to find work or direction in life, in 1992 he left for the Khalden training camp in Khost, Afghanistan, to learn defensive jihad. Image by Greg E. Mathieson, Sr./MAI/Landov, via Esquire. 

From pulitzercenter:

Of the 171 prisoners detained in Guantánamo, only about two dozen are hardened militants and war criminals. Most are like Noor Uthman Muhammed —hapless men who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

Read more: “The Prisoners of Guantanamo” via Esquire

Above: The house in Port Sudan where Noor grew up; he didn’t have a room in the house, and slept in the yard. Unable to find work or direction in life, in 1992 he left for the Khalden training camp in Khost, Afghanistan, to learn defensive jihad. Image by Greg E. Mathieson, Sr./MAI/Landov, via Esquire

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