Because it’s okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.– -charlie, the perks of being a wallflower, by stephen chobsky (via annapear) Anna, you are the reason this book has gone on my “to-read” shelf on GoodReads, and the reason it is increasingly likely it will be my next purchase.
Shapiro awoke suddenly and unpleasantly, as though a crateful of fruits had been...– Deborah Eisenberg, in Someone to Talk To, from The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. I love this sentence. It’s so simple and perfect.
I knew that people would jump on me for writing the endorsement. I wrote the...– Eugene Peterson, on why he endorsed Rob Bell’s Love Wins, whose bent towards universalism has everyone all up in arms.
About faith, theism, God, and me
So I was reading a thus-far intriguing book called Cloud Atlas, but I left it in the library yesterday and it hasn’t showed up in their lost and found yet. So I resorted to reading the other book that has been langushing in my laptop bag for far too long, ever since my father read it and gave it to me. Said book is There Is A God by Anthony Flew, supposedly “the world’s most...
The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to...– Osho, Being In Love (via oceanofmind)
thewithywindle asked: DUDE. The day I left campus I got an email saying you sent me a package! As soon as I get back on campus in a week I am going straight to the post office!
When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a...– Ann Druyan, wife of the late Carl Sagan (via ultraprison-) I think this is more beautiful than the idea of him just waiting around in the afterlife. (via ipomoeaandthestarstealers) Take that, meaninglessness of life without God.
Today is a good day.
Today started out terribly. Starting at 1am, and not improving much after a dreamless sleep. But after a couple hours of hard but good conversation with a friend, things were better. Not perfect or finished, but better. Thanks, Mel. I determined that what I needed this afternoon was a good walk, and I was right. I stepped outside, and it was lightly raining - just enough to be rain, and get...
So it's Lent tomorrow, apparently.
I hadn’t anticipated that, but I’d been considering some kind of social internet hiatus for lent, even though it’s terribly cliche. I was spurred to actually consider it by James, but I’m going to be semi-wimpy, and impose a write-only social internet ban on myself. No browsing - Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook. I may still post and/or respond directly to things, or...
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie....– Rosemarie Urquico, in Why You Should Date a Girl Who Reads. Again, worth reading the whole thing. A response and complement to the previous post, which together leave me wondering what to do with my life. (via cincodenada) This article has shown up on my dash so many times, and I am fucking sick...
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie....– Rosemarie Urquico, in Why You Should Date a Girl Who Reads. Again, worth reading the whole thing. A response and complement to the previous post, which together leave me wondering what to do with my life. Edit: I had originally miscredited to Melody Godfred. More info on Rosemarie here.
Date a girl who doesn’t read because the girl who reads knows the importance of...– Charles Warnke, in You Should Date an Illiterate Girl. An excellent essay worth reading in its entirety. I read it as potent satire, with a very complex truth. Make sure to click over to page two.
Who the fuck is this kid
zurik: I asked one-t if it was hardcore raining and he looked out the window and said he saw raindrops punching each other as they fell. He said there was air moshing going on. thx bro. I so approve of this post.
Pediatricians refusing to treat patients whose... →
ipomoeaandthestarstealers: “Lieber says he enacted his policy about 11 years ago, “after an unvaccinated family walked into my waiting room with chicken pox.” Last week’s incident in which a woman with measels flew through Denver put more fuel on the fire for him. Yet he emphasizes that he’s not refusing to see patients. “I’m begging to treat the patients,” he says, “but the parents are...
So she retreated into herself, rebuilt the damaged pathways of her mind,...– Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
He was not prepared to deal with my mistake, thought Jane, and he did not...– Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Thoughts when I should be sleeping
I’ve been trying to figure out lately who I am, what I am, where I am, where I’m going. I’m finishing off my fifth year of college, and realizing that means I have to figure out where I’m going from here. I’m also now single and plan to remain so for a while, after almost four years during which I’ve spent not much more than six months not having a significant...
I'M ON A TRAIN
…and on the internet, because Amtrak finally decided to recognize the fact that they are in the 21st century, and put internet on the train. Headed down to Portland for work party/hang out with my brother party, woo! I’m excited to hang out/work in Portland for a few days, cause I like that town. It’s a good place, Seattle’s little sister and all. Also, train rides are...
On my account, as long as there is a lot of rape and not a lot of remedy, as...– —Thomas Macaulay Millar, in a must-read post about a new study which has found that het/bi women’s infamous aversion to the Clark-Hatfield Sexual Proposal (“a broad-daylight, out-of-nowhere proposition for casual sex”) is not, in fact, down to some gender essentialist, pop evo-psych, innately female...
Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs,...– John Fugelsang (via andoneheadcanneverdie, laurafitch)
Hey there, lyrics.
I’m not yours, you’re not mine Hope you find love in time Memories come back like falling leaves leaves leaves Never get to love by saying please please please Praying only gets you on your knees knees knees No one knows a red red rose Take your time putting on your clothes clothes clothes Look into the mirror and you pose pose pose Learn to live with everything you chose chose chose ...
What the, I don't even-: gender test →
zurik: -15, nearly masculine. No shit? But it’s kind of amusing/annoying to look at the traits they consider masculine or feminine. Ha, I got -1, pretty dang androgynous. I’ve never claimed to be very masculine, and I’m quite okay with that. I have a little issue with the masculine/feminine lines, but at least it’s not male/female. Bigger issue (only partially...
Woo Gendered Language
Currently having a nice little off-topic discussion about gendered language on Reddit after suggesting “they” as an alternative to “he” in someone’s reply to me that referenced a person of unknown gender. So far no one has called me any names, but there was a “it’s not a big deal get over it” post. I just posted a couple more replies, so...
Things that make me happy
I’ve been lacking in happy as of late, because my life has been rather emotionally complicated. But tonight has been good, for reasons including the following: Headphones that stay in my ears David Bazan Writing good code (and getting paid for it) Knowing how op-amps work, and making them work for me, and actually making progress on my electronics projects Tully’s Planning...