Measure Your Ecological Footprint! →
Homegrown Revolution →
a wonderful example & resource regarding the urban homestead, family farming, self-sufficiency & sustainability.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with...– Michael Jackson
God Help the Girl: Twee Pop Musical? →
stuart murdoch is a genius. unequivocally.
Zombie Survival Wiki →
in case zombies attack & you’re stuck in an internet cafe with free wireless, wondering what to do >_<
Don't Ask, Don't Tell →
“More than 260 gay and lesbian service members have been discharged since Obama took office in January.”
James Blackshaw on NPR! →
audial om nom noms. i am a pretty big fan of the 12-string guitar (& my father is entirely to blame).
Gray Water Systems: "Sort of Like Cannibalism" ??? →
this article actually made me giggle a little. california needs to get on board with this!
U.S. Court Cuts Off Appeals in Monsanto Alfalfa... →
environmental impact studieeees! <3
When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn’t go, and...– Jenny Joseph
Walk and touch peace every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each...– Kiss the Earth, by Thich Nhat Hanh
lying beneath a tree in scotland
cherry blossoms fall from the branches five centimeters per second (i fell faster)
nýja lagið — sigur rós a recently released recording of an older performance. just in case you were wondering if they were always this wonderful. (they were.)
Poland Gets First Openly Gay Rabbi →
go on. get out of here. it'll do ya good. →
itsthemusicpeople: TOMS Shoes & Element are doing shoes & board drops in South Africa in October 2009. And you can go. Submit a video or essay. It’s that simple.
She sits on the mountain that is her home and the landscapes slide away. One...– Night Music, by Linda Gregg
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’, a part limited in...– Albert Einstein
The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are...– Lucy Parsons
wonderplace — lay low in case you do not...
ginger beet soup
vegetable broth beets (minced) ginger (minced) any/every vegetable in your house! oregano basil olive oil sea salt boil the vegetable broth with the beets & ginger. i really cannot tell you how much ginger to put in, since i am sort of known for overdoing it. i cannot help it! everything tastes better with ginger in it. i’d eat a stop sign if you added ginger. anyway, have fun...
She's a Boy I Knew →
sporksandthings: Note to self: Watch.
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a...– Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver
Oh, For the Love of Language!
i collect words. i keep my favorite nouns in a golden bag, my favorite adjectives in a purple one, & my verbs are in a red one. sometimes when i am feeling stifled i like to pull a few of those words out. i force myself to write a poem using as many of them as i can. usually they are just jibberish. usually i write them down in a moleskin & forget about them…but now i have this blog!...
For Those of You Who Were Not Watching the News... →
things are really changing. this is an incredible shift in media & in socio-political discourse. this is something scary & wonderful. this is reality, in your face, on the tv, or streaming online. you cannot ignore this & you cannot pretend it is going away. but do we need to see this? if so, how much do we need to see? what are the risks in such free, uncensored coverage?
When civilized people dance they reconnect with their old animal nature. It...– Tom Robbins
Once we were in the car Megan was complaining about the sand we couldn’t get rid of, and I laughed because she was right, and I wiggled my toes because I liked the way it felt even though I was getting more sand in the car when I did it.
Burning Books in the Name of Christ? →
Baby Be-Bop by Francesca Lia Block has been the subject of a lot of controversy recently. This surprises me since the book is not exactly a new release. Also because I read it for the first time when I was maybe 11 years old, and even then I felt it was a beautiful coming-of-age story. It helped me to feel comfortable with myself and my own identity, it helped me as a writer, it helped me as a...
The more peoples’ standpoints I have present in my mind while I am...– Hannah Arendt
Britain's first Hindu state-funded school →
state funding: not just for christian schools anymore!
An Article Examining the Relationship between... →
how effective is “slacktivism” and how do we really make our voices count? when does media attention and raising awareness stop being effective? where does direct action come in & how many feet are needed to hit the pavement before change will come? this article is somewhat discouraging, because i do believe words are powerful & the internet has been an incredible tool for...