— Sylvia Plath (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
— Robert Graves (via taylorbooks)
"Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture."
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “We Should All Be Feminists”
— Franz Kafka (via taylorbooks)
Moose in the mist.
There was a heavy fog in the river valley this morning in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. This large bull moose was spotted eating his breakfast of Pacific willow leaves and branches near Headquarters.
Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS
Hiaasen’s latest book, Bad Monkey, is now in paperback(via nprfreshair)
The volcano Bárðarbunga, Iceland’s second-highest mountain, began to erupt on August 31st, reportedly flinging lava as high as a hundred and ninety feet in the air. Take a look at additional photos on Elements.
Top and bottom: Eggert Johannesson/AP, Middle: Stefano Di Nicolo/AP
The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden's September resurgence is underway. We're sitting at around 80% of peak bloom right now. If you're so inclined, follow along on our Rose Watch page—because it’s fun to attempt to quantify the wild, technicolor awakening of thousands upon thousands of rose buds. —MN
— Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (via bookmania)
Planned Parenthood North Florida needs our help. They serve tens of thousands of women, men and teens every year in all counties between Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee. The Tallahassee branch also serves people in the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and parts of Mississippi. We’re talking…
If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers … becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul.
And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day."
— David Foster Wallace (via forcingit)
"You see, I have never felt the need to invent a world beyond this world, for this world has always seemed large and beautiful enough for me. I have wondered why it is not large and beautiful enough for others — why they must dream up new and marvelous spheres, or long to live elsewhere, beyond this dominion … but that is not my business. We are all different, I suppose."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things
"At a Koch Foods poultry plant in Tennessee, the managers were so intent on keeping the line running all out that Antonia Lopez Paz and the other workers who carved off chicken tenders were ordered not to go to the bathroom except during their lunch and coffee breaks. When one desperate woman asked permission to go, her supervisor took off his hard hat and said, “You can go to the bathroom in this.” Some women ended up soiling themselves."
—from “The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker” By Steven Greenhouse. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/AVdFF
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating."
— Sylvia Plath (via moonrituals)