S. A. Hunt’s contemporary fantasy-western epic “The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree”

I lurve this book oodles. I even wrote a love lett- er, a review of it recently.The book is here: review is also there. Somewhere.



S. A. Hunt’s contemporary fantasy-western epic “The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree”

I lurve this book oodles. I even wrote a love lett- er, a review of it recently.

The book is here:

The review is also there. Somewhere.

Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.
Tom Petty (via bajabus)


Peter’s first meeting with the TARDIS (i suppose)

That is so cute. ^^


if i as a retail worker have to work with a dozen cameras pointed at me to deter me from stealing $10, cops should have to work with a camera pointed at them to deter them from arbitrarily maiming and killing people

What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.
(via forebidden)
Step one. Suppose you clear away all the happinesses that you distrust? Step two. Clear away all the unhappinesses that you have come to trust. Get rid of them too, don’t count on your miseries or your titillations. What will be left behind? Perhaps, after you’ve cleaned all that out, you might find in the back of your cupboard something like the theme of the Goldberg Variations. A deeply trustable happiness. A tender, discombobulating — but not discombobulated! — smile with just enough sadness and loss in it to be believable, to be endurable.

Jeremy Denk's beautiful meditation on ”the mishmash of reverence and irreverence” in Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Lest we forget, happiness is a learned capacity

(via explore-blog)

We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women.
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (via spoookywinchesters)


I had a crappy, stressful day.

I’m so glad I have the friends I have and the coworkers I have and the family I have, because without them, it would have been a *much worse* day.

Still, I kind of want to climb into a shell, right now.

Instead, I got a giant pile of mac and cheese as well as some pie. And I get to eat them after I finish my salad.

Pie is good. So are friends. {{{hugs}}}

If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

(via sourcedumal)

And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

(via note-a-bear)