Socrates said, ‘The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.’ He...– Ursula K. Le Guin
For the past month, I’ve been traveling around the US in my minivan, doing talks...– Margaret Killjoy on the Mythmakers & Lawbreakers Spring 2010 tour (via bradicalmang)
bradicalmang: Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Killjoy - Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers On Fiction @ Powell’s Books Portland, Oregon If any of you remember me posting about this, here is the entire presentations. Ursula reads a few segments out of her book Dispossessed and Margaret does a slide show of past anarchist fiction writers. Afterwards there is a Q&A part that...
today i am grateful for: nate chapstick temp agencies free bus rides friendly antique shop owners volunteer/apprenticeship work at a small local farm, which will be incredibly educational even if it will probably (mostly) be unpaid toasted bagels nate love songs remembering what’s important bed all day black & white movies keeping food & liquids down despite nasty...
Poems for Haiti →
We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns...– Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (via loveyourchaos)
pythoness:fuckyeahbeardedladies: “We’re All...
How to Eat Vegan Cheaply
pythoness: Eat the cheap foods: Beans and rice, peanut butter and jelly, potatoes, corn, etc. Look at the diets of people who didn’t have access to cheap meat. Try to eat like those people by basing your diet on simple plant foods. Make your own food: Convenience foods are usually more expensive than whole foods. So don’t pay other people to make your food for you. Pass the frozen meals and...
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living I want to know what you...– Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The Fat Dykes Statement
pythoness:iisabelle:gauntlet: Don’t assume… I don’t like my body Don’t assume… I think your body is better than mine Don’t assume… you’re doing me a favour by having a relationship with me Don’t assume… I’m your earth mother/diesel dyke Don’t assume… I’m a failed heterosexual Don’t assume… I’m always happy/jolly Don’t assume… I’m not sexual Don’t assume… I’m single Don’t assume… I’m...
whether you’re doing something deliberately saucy (like wearing a naked-dress)...– Amanda Palmer’s Armpit Hair Attracts Hail Of Online Criticism - amanda palmer - Jezebel I like her. I am pro-Palmer and pro-Gaga and unashamed. (via champagnecandy)
Mainely Rat Rescue →
crustyriotgrrl:(via littlecicada) ahhhhh! i would love one! AWESOME. i would like all of them, please.
J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher In The Rye,"... →
lovelylulu:lifeonfiction:inothernews: J.D. Salinger, the elusive and enigmatic author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” has died, The Associated Press reported. He was 91 and lived in Cornish, N.H. The A.P. cited a statement from Mr. Salinger’s literary representative, saying that he died of natural causes at his home. Published in 1951, “The Catcher in the Rye” became Mr. Salinger’s most famous...
mollytov:anomolly: “When was writing ever your profession? It’s never been anything but your religion. Never. I’m a little over-excited now. Since it is your religion, do you know what you will be asked when you die? But let me tell you first what you won’t be asked. You won’t be asked if you were working on a wonderful, moving piece of writing when you died. You won’t be asked if it was long...
Rainbow Reviews →
fuckyeahtrannies:pansexualpride: Welcome to Rainbow Reviews, a review site for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender books that will update with new reviews every Sunday. Also contains a pansexual, intersex and queer section!
Hysteria by T.S. Eliot
poesies: As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. I was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each momentary recovery, lost finally in the dark caverns of her throat, bruised by the ripple of unseen muscles. An elderly waiter with trembling hands was hurriedly spreading ...
I would encourage people to look around them in their community and find an...– Howard Zinn (via marthaq) (via letstalkequality) (via ekswitaj)(via champagnecandy)(via ericrobertsswagger) (via dtronics)
And that is why coalition building, multi-issue politics, and cross-pollination...– Staceyann Chin (is amazing, wonderful, badass). Read her whole tribute to Howard Zinn. (via champagnecandy)
Danny Glover's Haiti film lacked 'white heroes',... →
redguard: US actor Danny Glover, who plans an epic next year on Haitian independence hero Toussaint-Louverture, said he slaved to raise funds for the movie because financiers complained there were no white heroes. “Producers said ‘It’s a nice project, a great project… where are the white heroes?’” he told the press during a stay in Paris this month for a seminar on film. “I couldn’t get the...
sizetoosmall: The Von Trapp Children — Rwanda...
Howard Zinn, Historian and Activist, Dies at 87 →
stocassticity: Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose book “A People’s History of the United States” became a million-selling leftist alternative to mainstream texts, died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 87 and lived in Auburndale, Mass. (and I loved him.)
FemmeCast - FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast... →
sleepswithbooks: FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast Guide to Life is an audio newsmagazine for Queer Fat Femmes, Fatshionistas of all sexualities and Queers of all genders. Hosted by Bevin Branlandingham with a cadre of regular contributors, we’re discussing dating, fat fashion, social justice, friendships, sex, gender, tranny talk, culture, travel, community and feature new music by...
Ruth P. Smith, Abortion-Rights Pioneer, Dies at... →
“In 1969, Mrs. Smith and 11 others formed the first steering committee of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, as the organization was then known. (In 1973, after the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade made abortion legal nationwide, the group’s name was changed to the National Abortion Rights Action League; it adopted its present name in 2003.) In recent years,...
The Twyla Zone Blog →
I just found out my yoga instructor, who I spent almost every day with after school in highschool, has a blog — and it is full of delicious vegan recipes! Apparently she is doing some work at a raw food restaurant in downtown Sacramento. I want to live her life. In the meantime, I am going to try a few of her recipes.
Kepi Ghoulie Valentines are out now! →
mondosmusicbox: Don’t celebrate the “holiday” but these are ALWAYS awesome Kepi Valentine cards are back! This year Kepi has created 300 hand-screened, numbered Valentine’s Day cards. Each card comes with a two-song CD. Songs: 1. SLEEPING BEAUTY 2. JET PACK
Record number of young Americans jobless →
redguard: The U.S. economic recession has taken a particularly heavy toll on young Americans, with a record one out of five black men aged 20 to 24 neither working nor in school, according to research released on Tuesday. Teenagers have found it significantly harder to get a job since the recession began in late 2007, with black youths and young people from low-income families faring the worst,...
Weigh Less, Pay Less: Whole Foods Offers Discount... →
applesandseeds: This is just horrible. “Because if public health research has taught us anything, it’s that reducing people’s buying power totally makes them healthier.”