1. There were actual clouds today, which reminded me that it used to rain here

  2. Hummingbird garden’s first bloom

  3. Garlic basil parmesan roasted purple potatoes

  5. Good day


  6. "Is the soul solid, like iron?
    Or is it tender and breakable, like
    the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl?"
    — Mary Oliver, from “Some Questions You Might Ask” House of Light (Beacon Press, 1990)

    (Source: sacredgraffiti, via apoetreflects)

  7. willderness:



    what an ass

    (Source: megustamemes, via queeriophile)

  8. staff:

    Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.


    Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

    (Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

    (via tori-lux)

  9. thebaddestfemaleradfem:


    Today one of my friends was dress coded for her bra strap showing and so she wrote on the gym shirt that they gave her. It reads “Dress Code: promotes the objectification and sexualization of young bodies, blames the wearer for the onlooker’s perceptions/actions, perpetuates rape culture, and is bullshit” On the back she wrote “You can’t shame me for something I’m not ashamed for”. It was really cool seeing all of the people’s reactions who saw it and I thought what she did was pretty cool.



    (via misandry-mermaid)

  10. dek-says-so:


    Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

    Good fucking Christ.

    I do love data. And hate men.

    (via misandry-mermaid)

  12. spockdoesntconcur:




    The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.

    Source: http://ow.ly/iwTlY

    When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.

    My SO was talking about this just now. They say there ain’t no jobs here but there’s always jobs in prison. He was working everyday to make $11 a month. They know what they’re doing.

    They knew it when they wrote the 13th Amendment, too.

    "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."


    (via baroncaveyeti)


  13. "At the end
    of the unfinished letter,
    I stared at words
    no one could have
    fathered, until they
    grew still and took on
    the depth of woods,
    the patience of ponds
    blackening under
    the flat shadows,"
    — Larry Levis, from section 2 of “The Witness,” The Afterlife (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998)

    (Source: apoetreflects)

  14. merisea:

    How Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s-40s [x]

    All of this looks like patriarchal devices of torture holy smokes

    (via baroncaveyeti)


  15. "you have had love, and that means
    your sternum is a divining rod

    for both passion and grief. because the tongue is the body’s
    strongest muscle, make it say

    joy. make it say I am a factory of splendid things. make it say
    the octopus is the smartest animal

    in the animal kingdom, and I am an octopus.
    I am an octopus.
    I am happy. my survival

    was not an accident, or purposeless."
    — Marty McConnell, “zoo,” published on Roots of She (via supreme-shieldmaiden)

    (Source: bostonpoetryslam, via baroncaveyeti)