Emma and Elena, Exposing The Sex Trade →
“Emma Thompson may be best known for the stories she’s been part of on screen and stage, but now she wants to tell you a different sort of tale. It’s the story of a young girl, Elena, who was forced into the global sex industry. Elena is from a small town in the Eastern European republic of Moldova. At the age of 18, she was promised a job and a future in the U.K. When she...
today i am grateful for: my eccentric kitten who tries to curl up under my neck/on my chest whenever i sit down healthy, organic, locally grown food worms compost ice cream made with local peaches my amazing bicycle the millstone market, a small local market (only a bike ride away) spending most of the day with my love kisses music an unexpected letter from an old friend (with awesome...
Blueberry Grower Shunned Over Child Labor Charges →
“Wal-Mart and two other top retailers said Friday they are suspending business with a large southwestern Michigan blueberry grower after investigators found children as young as 6 working in the grower’s fields.”
indierawk: Bobby “Boris” Pickett - Monster...
indierawk: The Dresden Dolls - Science Fiction...
Learn to give freely of all that you have. Learn also to receive graciously all...– Eileen Caddy
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding...– Sandi Toksvig lists ten unsung heroines, from the inventor of the cotton gin to a queen who led her troops into battle wearing an iron leg - the world’s first known use of a prosthesis. (via bingoparaphernalia) (via gauntlet) (via robot-heart)
today i am grateful for: lebanese squash blue hubbard squash cooking up a story olives ice cube(s) glitter cello momo trying to climb on me & cuddle with me at the same time bbc adaptations of classic literature coasters medleys sigg water bottles long walks yoga crazy energetic kitten who wants to play wants to play wants to play toy piano (& momo walking on/playing the...
you are that promise, let your rain fall down, everything you do right now is...– Climbing PoeTree
Life, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little...– Charlotte Bronte
When we have to do with vice and vicious characters, I maintain it is better to...– Anne Bronte in response to critics of her novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
today i am grateful for: composing these lists often enough that i am actually beginning to make these lists in my head as a sort of meditation louis armstrong my kitten, who inspires/forces me to dance around my apartment with my keffiyeh trailing behind me (it has become one of his favorite toys, besides nate’s old/empty film cannisters) quick/easy/delicious recipes rolling all of my...
fuckyeahzombies: Dead Man’s Bones - My Body’s a...
Bless you, Bea Arthur
the-activista: Another reason to revel in reruns! Golden Girl leaves $300k to homeless LGBT youth http://bit.ly/1Wp7k4
This is INCREDIBLE!
today i am grateful for: watching the lord of the rings butternut squash bisque apple picking cider donuts petting donkeys, goats, & piglets kittens who curl up in unusul/humorous places leftovers time to work on my knitting & other projects happy worms in our worm bin loud purring kittens veterinarians new yarn cuddling freckles napping brushing my teeth time to work on...
Rap, then, falls somewhere between the worlds of music and talk, but sharing...– John Szwed “The Real Old School” from The VIBE History of Hip-Hop 1999 (via itsthemusicpeople)
music used as a weapon, and not the bad ass...
itsthemusicpeople: Music that was played as a mode of torture against Gitmo prisoners Agency names 35 artists, songs used on U.S. military terror suspects A Freedom of Information Act request filed on Thursday names 35 musicians or songs that it said were used against detainees at U.S. military detention centers, including the one at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The National Security Archive — the...
whiskeyandgoatsmilk: The Ran-Dells- The Martian...
The spell was broken. My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The...– The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (via samiwaslike) (via whiskeyandgoatsmilk)
Any intense emotional attachment thus divides into either wanting to have...– Judith Butler, Imitation and Gender Insubordination (1991) (via cinnamonhearts)
today i am grateful for: my new kitten, momo veterinarians hiking fall foliage getting packages in the mail sending letters crunchy leaves panang curry home-cooked meals watching fellowship & cuddling my camera the weekend the rain sunsets garlic naan groceries mini bagels
We wanted to make the wedding representative of the institution we’d like...– Jessica Valenti, Weddings, & Social Expectations (via the ch!cktionary) Yes. (via robot-heart)
fuckyeahdykes: Feel It in My Bones - TIesto ft....