September 10, 2014
"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."

— Sylvia Plath  (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

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September 9, 2014
"There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money, either."

— Robert Graves (via taylorbooks)

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September 8, 2014

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September 7, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

"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”

vintageanchorbooks:

"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”

September 6, 2014
"A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."

— Franz Kafka (via taylorbooks)

(Source: omarjsakr, via taylorbooks)

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September 5, 2014
americasgreatoutdoors:

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

americasgreatoutdoors:

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

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Filed under: photography 
September 4, 2014
"I don’t think anyone sets out to change the world, and I think if you have that delusion going into journalism you’re going to end up disappointed. All you can do is write what you feel, stick to your conscience, stick to your guns, and sometimes it’s not always popular, but the readers do respond, I will say that."

Carl Hiaasen 

Hiaasen’s latest book, Bad Monkey, is now in paperback 

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September 3, 2014

newyorker:

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

September 3, 2014
nybg:

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

nybg:

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

September 3, 2014
"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor—such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children perhaps—what can more the heart of man desire?"

— Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (via bookmania)

September 2, 2014
The Literary Auction of the Year

jamiatt:

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…

September 2, 2014
"

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.

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David Foster Wallace (via forcingit)

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September 2, 2014

"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

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September 1, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

"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

vintageanchorbooks:

"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

September 1, 2014
"If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating."

— Sylvia Plath (via moonrituals)

(Source: goodreads.com, via poetsandwriters)

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