July282014

seymourglass:

literaryjukebox:

The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Carl Jung (July 26, 1875–June 6, 1961) in Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Song: “Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys

iTunes :: Amazon :: Back to Brain Pickings

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11AM
slaughterhouse90210:

“I want to just be lazy and I want some of the people around me to be doing things, because that makes me feel comfortable and safe - and I want some of them to be doing nothing at all, because they can be graceful and companionable for me.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned




I never trust F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on tumblr for some reason (probably the ubiquity of that quote from Benjamin Button the movie being attributed to him) but whatever here is a reblog without checking or reading any actual novels I’m tired

slaughterhouse90210:

“I want to just be lazy and I want some of the people around me to be doing things, because that makes me feel comfortable and safe - and I want some of them to be doing nothing at all, because they can be graceful and companionable for me.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald,
The Beautiful and Damned

I never trust F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on tumblr for some reason (probably the ubiquity of that quote from Benjamin Button the movie being attributed to him) but whatever here is a reblog without checking or reading any actual novels I’m tired

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July272014

SUBMISSION CALL: Maps for Teeth

pizza-pi:

a literary magazine about heritage, culture, community, hometown, neighborhood, environment – anything or place from the outside that has found its way in.

Maps For Teeth is literary magazine, so yeah, that means poetry, prose, visual art, etc. but we want to stress that we want everything that falls under that umbrella. Literally everything. It’s a huge umbrella. So give us the polished, the raw, the stuff you produce that makes you scratch your head when you try to categorize it. Do you have a review? A reaction to a piece of art? Do you have comics? Doodles? Collages? Journal entries? Interviews? Send it. All of it. 

DEADLINE: September 18th // mapsforteeth@gmail.com

 more info // follow us on Facebook

Thanks!

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7PM

shyghost:

this song is for the people
who tell their families that they’re sorry
for things they can’t and won’t feel sorry for

(via upthawolfs)

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2PM

scribbleowl:

jennlyons:

jenniferrpovey:

crimsong19:

consultingpiskies:

Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!

Yeah. This is the problem. And it’s not just a problem in the army - school dress codes also often discriminate against natural African hair. This is racism, specifically it’s an aspect of the kind of racism that says that African hair is inferior to Caucasian hair - as opposed to simply being different.

It’s complete and utter bullshit. I’m glad they’re spotlighting this.

What everyone needs to know is that this IS NOT NEW. I remember being in orientation for my job at the DoD in 2009 and talking to a black female Air Force (I think) member. She said it was an open secret that no black woman with natural hair would ever be promoted.

So at least women have something to fight back against now. Before, it was just understood, so you knew you weren’t getting promoted because of your hair, but nobody actually came out and said that.

Either way, it’s fucking sickening.

(via brillianthighlights-deepshadows)

2PM

whoakay so. mental health experiment time?

For the rest of the summer I think I’m going to try to actually blog, or something. Or at least, you know, actually reblob things instead of just liking them.

I think I try to kind of cultivate my tumblr page as this really condensed thing that I can look back on later and kind of vaguely remember what I was feeling at the time. Whereas I like things (outside of people’s personal things that I’m trying to show support/acknowledgement of) more liberally like when it’s something I think I might want to remember or look back on but probably not, but it’s there and recorded if I want it. Or if I just really like it at that moment.

So, note to self: that’s what you were doing up until, like, page 26 of this particular tumblr account. After that, for like a month, you post a lot more, just as an experiment in how that goes/feels.

Unless of course you decide to just step away from the computer entirely and focus on reading books or something, also a possibility. Probably going to do that for at least a week at some point actually.

July212014

ampersands:

Sext: I bought you a plant.

(Source: cactus-princess, via greatnorthwoods)

July202014
  • friend: hey! I'm going to scotland!
  • me: THERE WAS A BARN OWL
  • TRAPPED IN THE RAFTERS
  • friend: uh
  • me: the GROUND UNDERNEATH US WAS WET AND COL D
9AM
July192014
July162014

corrodedvessel:

"On the Amtrak from Boston to NYC" by Sherman Alexie

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July112014
fishingboatproceeds:

johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.
So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.
The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY
Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman
7:00 p.m.


9/18 – Durham, NC
Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701 
7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27607
7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN
Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN  37215
6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS
Thacker Mountain Radio
Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA
Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan
Make Out Room
7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90027
7:30 p.m.
10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street
Portland OR 97209
With Matt Fraction
7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO
The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO  80206
7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX
The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street
Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum
7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX
BookPeople
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX  78703
With Joe Gross
7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL
Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
With Mairead Case
7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA
Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
6:00 pm
Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.
I will see you soon!

So so so so so so so so excited for more people to read this haunting, brilliant, fascinating novel.

John Green and John Darnielle reading each other’s books etc is my OTP I think. And well ok I always assumed for some reason despite much mountain goats love that a book by John Darnielle wouldn’t be my cup of tea but maybe I’ll try it? Hey that’s vaguely exciting

fishingboatproceeds:

johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.

So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.

The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman

7:00 p.m.

9/18 – Durham, NC

Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall

723 Rigsbee Avenue

Durham, NC 27701 

7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC

Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue

Raleigh, NC  27607

7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN

Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN  37215

6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS

Thacker Mountain Radio

Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square

Oxford, MS 38655

6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA

Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan

Make Out Room

7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA

Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90027

7:30 p.m.

10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street

Portland OR 97209

With Matt Fraction

7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO

The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO  80206

7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX

The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street

Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum

7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX

BookPeople

603 North Lamar

Austin, TX  78703

With Joe Gross

7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL

Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

With Mairead Case

7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA

Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

6:00 pm

Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.

I will see you soon!

So so so so so so so so excited for more people to read this haunting, brilliant, fascinating novel.

John Green and John Darnielle reading each other’s books etc is my OTP I think.

And well ok I always assumed for some reason despite much mountain goats love that a book by John Darnielle wouldn’t be my cup of tea but maybe I’ll try it? Hey that’s vaguely exciting

(Source: dial-666-for-satan)

July102014

allmymetaphors:

"I’ll give you my whole summer when you unfurl your fingers.
I would be lying if I said you had nothing to do with me;
you’re to blame for my being this way.”

(via eireannmariie)

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10AM

I am far far far far far far too poly to function guys

On Humans of NY there is this guy and his caption was like “she got pregnant with another man and asked me to be the godfather” and all the commenters are like “ouch!!!!” and I’m like “awh she loves you”

In reality probably/maybe it is a bad situation

But not inherently. Or at least it shouldn’t be… Bleh I dunno just a lot of subtle things make me sad.

9AM

takemetomountains:

… one’s real duty to the future is to do as you should do now. Make the best choices, do the best work, fulfill your obligations in the best way you can, and work on a scale that’s appropriately small. Make plans that are appropriately small. If you do those things, then the future will take care of itself. 

|| Wendell Berry

(via awelltraveledwoman)

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