April 13, 2014
"And isn’t it better really to leave things only hinted at?"

— Junichiro Tanizaki, Some Prefer Nettles (via under-the-volcano)

(via vintageanchorbooks)

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Filed under: Lit 
April 13, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:



“If a story is in you, it has to come out.”  — William Faulkner

vintageanchorbooks:

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.”
William Faulkner

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April 12, 2014

mypubliclands:

What an awesome dispatch from American Guide Week.  The insects of Southwest Colorado reminds me a lot of our Insects of Southwest Utah post!

americanguide:

INSECTS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO 

In all sections of the State are bugs and beetles, varying in size from the two-inch dark-shelled cockroach to the small round ladybird decked in her bright colors.  (…) 

Butterflies, moths, and flies of many colors and varieties occur throughout the State.  (…)  Lightning bugs hover over the prairie meadows, and Colorado’s dry sunny climate and abundance of flowers find favor with more than seven hundred kinds of bees.

—Colorado: A Guide to the Highest State (WPA, 1941)

A bug-eye level look at Colorado State insects for Field Assignment #2 - Flora and Fauna from Amadee Ricketts, your Guide to the West:

Southwest Colorado is a funny mix of high desert and mountains. With milder winters and fewer violent storms than the Front Range (east of the Rockies), it is home to an incredible variety of insects and spiders, though most of them aren’t as showy as these.

In summertime, bees and butterflies are everywhere, drawn to wildflowers and waterAnts and ant mimics, dragonflies, weevils, and sneaky little mosquitoes turn up where you least expect them. Flies and spiders stay around even after the first frost. 

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Amadee Ricketts is an At-Large Guide to the West. She’s worked as a cemetery groundskeeper, a shoeshine valet, and a bill collector. More recently, she’s been a children’s librarian in five states. She takes a lot of pictures and lives near Durango, CO. You can see her photos at textless.tumblr.com.

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April 12, 2014
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (via bookmania)

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April 11, 2014
"Seek experiences that remind you of the awe in life."

— Sarahjoy Marsh

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April 11, 2014
chroniclebooks:

San Francisco, you really shone today. #sfbatkid  (at Gotham City)

chroniclebooks:

San Francisco, you really shone today. #sfbatkid (at Gotham City)

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April 10, 2014
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Surfing with Dolphins
Photography by Matt Hutton (Wickham, Australia); Kalbarri, Australia

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Surfing with Dolphins

Photography by Matt Hutton (Wickham, Australia); Kalbarri, Australia

April 10, 2014
patrondebris:

stefanyd:

phoenix-angel-suyari:

caligaes:

dansphalluspalace:

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I DO NOT TRUST OWLS.

awwww, demonic looking cutie

It just wants to be loved on from every angle!

It just wants to be loved on from every angle

Jareth, is that you?

patrondebris:

stefanyd:

phoenix-angel-suyari:

caligaes:

dansphalluspalace:

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I DO NOT TRUST OWLS.

awwww, demonic looking cutie

It just wants to be loved on from every angle!

It just wants to be loved on from every angle

Jareth, is that you?

(Source: 4gifs)

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April 10, 2014
"There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span."

Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls (via bookmania)

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April 9, 2014
"Common Core testing prepares our students for what they’ll face as adults: pointless stress and confusion."

STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)

April 9, 2014
"It’s funny how many little sounds you can hear when you think you’re sitting in absolute silence."

— Jeff Lindsay (via khelinski)

(via vintageanchorbooks)

April 9, 2014
theearthinimages:

Cusco, Peru. By Betty

theearthinimages:

Cusco, Peru. By

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April 8, 2014

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity."
—Gilda Radner

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Filed under: life 
April 8, 2014

(Source: noahkalina, via beaverbrook)

April 8, 2014
theparisreview:

“Time, which is your enemy in almost everything in this life, is your friend in writing.” —Tobias Wolff 

theparisreview:

“Time, which is your enemy in almost everything in this life, is your friend in writing.” —Tobias Wolff 

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Filed under: time writing life lit 
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