Let America Be America Again

This Langston Hughes poem has been a popular read on the poets.org website in the wake of #Ferguson.

rainbow-112:

woahgnarlyduuuude:

i’m procrastinating because i’m stressed and i’m stressed because i’m procrastinating

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I never seen a such an accurate gif

bookpatrol:

Seattle Public Library open air pop-up reading room and library. Westlake & Denny. July 7, 2014

bookpatrol:

Seattle Public Library open air pop-up reading room and library. Westlake & Denny. July 7, 2014

The Mobile Library is going to Seattle, WA!

thesketchbookproj:

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The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library is stopping at the Seattle Public Library in Seattle, WA for the weekend! We’ll be open on July 10th-12th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm every day and we’d love to see you out! 

Please join us:

July 10th-12th | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Seattle Public Library - Central Library
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA
RSVP AND GET EVENT DETAILS HERE

humansofnewyork:

"I wrote an essay about my mother. I decided she put a destructive algorithm in my head when I was a child. I call it a ‘mal-gorithm.’ My mother always had very low self-esteem, so she never wanted me to have any confidence. She felt threatened by confident people, so her way of keeping control was to never give me any encouragement or approval. I remember one time I spent all day wrapping a gift for my grandmother. I decorated it with all sorts of designs, and glued cotton balls on the package. My mother took one look at it and said: ‘What did you do that for? Grandma isn’t going to care about that.’ I think I realized then that I was never going to get her approval.""How does this affect you as an adult?""It’s very difficult for me to have the confidence to do things. I’m always anticipating the negative feelings of others But I’m working on it."

humansofnewyork:

"I wrote an essay about my mother. I decided she put a destructive algorithm in my head when I was a child. I call it a ‘mal-gorithm.’ My mother always had very low self-esteem, so she never wanted me to have any confidence. She felt threatened by confident people, so her way of keeping control was to never give me any encouragement or approval. I remember one time I spent all day wrapping a gift for my grandmother. I decorated it with all sorts of designs, and glued cotton balls on the package. My mother took one look at it and said: ‘What did you do that for? Grandma isn’t going to care about that.’ I think I realized then that I was never going to get her approval."
"How does this affect you as an adult?"
"It’s very difficult for me to have the confidence to do things. I’m always anticipating the negative feelings of others But I’m working on it."

There’s actually no such thing as an adult. That word is a placeholder. We never grow up. We’re not supposed to. We’re born and that’s it. We get bigger. We live through great storms. We get soaked to the bone. We realize we’re waterproof. We strive for calm.
Micah Ling, from “Bon Iver: Holocene,” published in Hobart (via myshoesuntied)
John William Waterhouse, La Fileuse (The Spinner)I love this; the colors, shapes, the fullness of it, the portrayal of this woman’s occupation. 

John William Waterhouse, La Fileuse (The Spinner)

I love this; the colors, shapes, the fullness of it, the portrayal of this woman’s occupation. 

beautifulsouthasianbrides:

Outfits by:Tarun Tahiliani

living400lbs:

nudiemuse:

shesavulgarwoman:


Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

Why does this not have more notes??

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Ain’t all that rare in Western Washington State. Check out the rhodies on the UW campus or the Arboretum or in the national parks. 

In Portland, Oregon, there is a lovely park called Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, which has a few thousand rhodies and azalea plants. I’ve been there more than a few times and there are rhodie trees there that are quite, quite tall. I’d had no idea they grew that large until I went. 

living400lbs:

nudiemuse:

shesavulgarwoman:

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron

They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

Why does this not have more notes??

@

Ain’t all that rare in Western Washington State. Check out the rhodies on the UW campus or the Arboretum or in the national parks. 

In Portland, Oregon, there is a lovely park called Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, which has a few thousand rhodies and azalea plants. I’ve been there more than a few times and there are rhodie trees there that are quite, quite tall. I’d had no idea they grew that large until I went. 

The most impressive naval career of all the female sailors is that of William Brown, a black woman who spent at least twelve years on British warships, much of this time in the extremely demanding role of captain of the foretop. A good description of her appeared in London’s Annual Register in September 1815: “She is a smart, well-formed figure, about five feet four inches in height, possessed of considerable strength and great activity; her features are rather handsome for a black, and she appears to be about twenty-six years of age.” The article also noted that “in her manner she exhibits all the traits of a British tar and takes her grog with her late messmates with the greatest gaiety.”

Brown was a married woman and had joined the navy around 1804 following a quarrel with her husband. For several years she served on the Queen Charlotte, a three-decker with 104 guns and one of the largest ships in the Royal Navy. Brown must have had nerve, strength, and unusual ability to have been made captain of the foretop on such a ship….The captain of the foretop had to lead a team of seamen up the shrouds of the foremast, and then up the shrouds of the fore-topmast and out along the yards a hundred feet or more above the deck….

At some point in 1815, it was discovered that Brown was a woman and her story was published in the papers, but this does not seem to have affected her naval career….What is certain is that Brown returned to the Queen Charlotte and rejoined the crew.

David Cordingly, Seafaring Women (via queencardigan)

AWESOME. I need to make sure medievalpoc sees this. 

(via ardatli)

Done!

(via medievalpoc)

Cool.