And there are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and...– Sherman Alexie, Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood (via siriusbingers) This is some potent shit.
I found it! The song! The motherflipping song! The mournful four minute pop ballad that speaks directly to my situation! the song that pries out my heart, ties it to a piece of string, lets the cat bat it around for a bit, then brushes off the dust and cat hair, sews up the more obvious leaks and shoves it back into my chest cavity; bruised and bleedy, but ultimately glad to have had a day...
I found this crouching in the dark corners of amazon.com From the blurb: “Blake wants the curvaceous, gorgeous Honey in his bed. Now. He’s lusted (but not loved, let’s get that straight) after the luscious woman for months. True, he looks like a bad-boy biker mixed with a player and, yeah, he’s broken a few things in her bar… But only because the guys were hitting on his girl. With no...
Tony Abbott calls probably-not-Christian asylum...
This morning I was reminded of Tony Abbott’s calling asylum seekers ‘unChristian’ a few weeks ago on ABC radio. This sparked my writing a fairly lengthy tirade that my computer promptly deleted, because my computer is a jerk. So instead of perceptive political commentary noting the impropriety of religious arguments in the asylum debate, in fact, in all Australian politics, and a spicy little...
I sent this paper to JK Rowling explaining how the...
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a 2 point plan for making the day more agreeable
1) say each of your to-do items aloud 2) after each one, say “that will be cool” This is extremely effective, because the less cool the thing on your list, the funnier the phrase “that will be cool” seems, whereas if your list is already full of cool stuff then you’re just reminding yourself that your day already ruled. win/win!
I just read a really great book
which seems to be relatively obscure, and so, munificent marketing tool that I am, I am going to introduce it to you, in the hope that you read it, and in so doing, generate some ‘joy’ in yourself, and some ‘revenue’ in the author. [[MORE]] This is a very difficult book to categorise; I’m hesitant event to peg it down as fiction or non-fiction - It is, as it says on the tin, ‘a brief history’,...
Miles Davis was a man of few words...
When he did speak, his words often had a similar effect to a hand grenade being lobbed into the room. In 1987, he was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he’d done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: “Well, I’ve changed the course...
Subterranean Homesick Blues
To baptise this tumblr, I will introduce you to my dog, Blue. [o hai.] Blue is probably the single most important thing that’s ever happened to me. She came along when I was 8, an awkward, scruffy tomboy in need of a friend, and was my partner in crime until I moved out 10 years later. Every day after school Blue and I larked about in Penguin, swimming, destroying sandcastles, playing fetch...