April 1, 2014
landscapelifescape:

Ocean Shores, Washington State, USA
(by Don Briggs)

landscapelifescape:

Ocean Shores, Washington State, USA

(by Don Briggs)

March 21, 2014
nybg:

napsmear:

Green

To hold you over until spring. —MN

This is really going to happen, right? Soon?

nybg:

napsmear:

Green

To hold you over until spring. —MN

This is really going to happen, right? Soon?

(via shellybreyer)

March 8, 2014
roadsandkingdoms:

My wife’s grandmother used to make machaca, which is one of the great hard-times foods for Mexicans, dried beef or pork that is rehydrated and then shredded by hand into salty strips. Meat as seasoning. So there’s a bit of irony in eating machaca in Austin during SxSW, which is one of the least hard-times events on earth. Everything blooms and booms in the tech-giddy capital of Texas. And here we are at Curra’s in South Austin, with R&K friend Kelly Hines, sitting down to a bottomless cup of coffee and plate of juevos machacados drowning in black beans that look like we all just struck oil. The hard times feel very far away, and i guess that’s all anyone can ask from a plate of breakfast. —Nathan

roadsandkingdoms:

My wife’s grandmother used to make machaca, which is one of the great hard-times foods for Mexicans, dried beef or pork that is rehydrated and then shredded by hand into salty strips. Meat as seasoning. So there’s a bit of irony in eating machaca in Austin during SxSW, which is one of the least hard-times events on earth. Everything blooms and booms in the tech-giddy capital of Texas. And here we are at Curra’s in South Austin, with R&K friend Kelly Hines, sitting down to a bottomless cup of coffee and plate of juevos machacados drowning in black beans that look like we all just struck oil. The hard times feel very far away, and i guess that’s all anyone can ask from a plate of breakfast. —Nathan

March 6, 2014
"Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’"

Lena Dunham (via thatlitsite)

(via maudnewton)

February 22, 2014
nybg:

teapalm:

For (x) (Tasha Marie)

Set aside the day’s labors and drift off into this GIF for eight or nine hours. Tell your supervisor that this sort of blank reflection is integral to your future productivity. —MN

nybg:

teapalm:

For (x) 
(Tasha Marie)

Set aside the day’s labors and drift off into this GIF for eight or nine hours. Tell your supervisor that this sort of blank reflection is integral to your future productivity. —MN

February 20, 2014
explore-blog:


Why do maps always show the north as up? … The profound arbitrariness of our current cartographic conventions was made evident by McArthur’s Universal Corrective Map of the World, an iconic “upside down” view of the world that recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Launched by Australian Stuart McArthur on Jan. 26, 1979 (Australia Day, naturally), this map is supposed to challenge our casual acceptance of European perspectives as global norms. But seen today with the title “Australia: No Longer Down Under,” it’s hard not to wonder why the upside-down map, for all its subversiveness, wasn’t called “Botswana: Back Where It Belongs” or perhaps “Paraguay Paramount!”

Al Jazeera takes a fascinating look at how the north ended up on top of the map – lest we forget that cartography is power and propaganda.
(via The Paris Review) 

explore-blog:

Why do maps always show the north as up? … The profound arbitrariness of our current cartographic conventions was made evident by McArthur’s Universal Corrective Map of the World, an iconic “upside down” view of the world that recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Launched by Australian Stuart McArthur on Jan. 26, 1979 (Australia Day, naturally), this map is supposed to challenge our casual acceptance of European perspectives as global norms. But seen today with the title “Australia: No Longer Down Under,” it’s hard not to wonder why the upside-down map, for all its subversiveness, wasn’t called “Botswana: Back Where It Belongs” or perhaps “Paraguay Paramount!”

Al Jazeera takes a fascinating look at how the north ended up on top of the map – lest we forget that cartography is power and propaganda.

(via The Paris Review

February 18, 2014
Farrah Fawcett. Charlie’s Angels room at the Roxbury Motel. Roxbury NY.

Farrah Fawcett. Charlie’s Angels room at the Roxbury Motel. Roxbury NY.

February 18, 2014
The Charlie’s Angels room at the Roxbury Motel in Roxbury, NY. Skiing at nearby Plattekill Mountain. Dinner from the Ate-O-Ate food truck parked at the motel. Good plan.

The Charlie’s Angels room at the Roxbury Motel in Roxbury, NY. Skiing at nearby Plattekill Mountain. Dinner from the Ate-O-Ate food truck parked at the motel. Good plan.

February 16, 2014
humansofnewyork:

Found evidence of massive snow battle.Apparently no survivors.

humansofnewyork:

Found evidence of massive snow battle.
Apparently no survivors.

February 9, 2014

(via fuckyeahrhodeisland)

February 9, 2014
maudnewton:

My Great Aunt Elise,* who would have turned 95 on the 16th of February, died this morning. She was a true Mississippi Delta lady, with everything that connotes. 
Being a Yankee and a writer, unable to twirl a baton and unfamiliar with the rules concerning the proper occasions for wearing taffeta, gingham, or swiss dot, I didn’t do a whole lot that met with her approval, but she was one of a kind.
At her best, with her sharp eye and withering commentary and glad willingness to pour you another glass of champagne, she sure could make you laugh. 
* Pronounced “Leez.”

maudnewton:

My Great Aunt Elise,* who would have turned 95 on the 16th of February, died this morning. She was a true Mississippi Delta lady, with everything that connotes. 

Being a Yankee and a writer, unable to twirl a baton and unfamiliar with the rules concerning the proper occasions for wearing taffeta, gingham, or swiss dot, I didn’t do a whole lot that met with her approval, but she was one of a kind.

At her best, with her sharp eye and withering commentary and glad willingness to pour you another glass of champagne, she sure could make you laugh. 

* Pronounced “Leez.”

January 28, 2014
Pete Seeger - This Land is Your Land (Live at Farm Aid 2013)

shellybreyer:

Pete Seeger was a wonderful surprise at Farm Aid. A wonderful man who sings wonderful songs and does right by our world.

Willie Nelson and his son sang the Pearl Jam song, “Just Breathe,” as if it was written for them. 

Neil Young covered Phil Ochs.  Changes. And old Neil spoke from the pulpit, saying what needed to be said about climate change and big oil. I love listening to him speak almost as much as hearing him play. 

We sat outside the fence at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, listening to the show. Would have been happy to buy tickets but there were none. It rained and we got wet but it was the loveliest night I’ve had in a very long time

Thinking about the last time I saw Pete Seeger. Farm Aid last summer in the rain. It was perfect.

January 23, 2014

fuckyeahrhodeisland:

The First Baptist Church in America has been on College Hill in downtown Providence since 1638, sharing the good news, with Christ-centered enthusiasm, biblical preaching, dynamic caring ministries, advocating the separate and complementary relationship between church and state, and the vitality of traditional worship. What Roger Williams established is still worth standing for.

January 19, 2014

Dog sledding in Quebec.

January 18, 2014
How 13 year old boys see Old Quebec.

How 13 year old boys see Old Quebec.

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