And if the central religious image was a woman giving birth and not, as in our...– The Chalice & The Blade by Riane Eisler
Dear Aunt Sandy, Thank you for loving the family more than we could understand. I am proud to bear your name and sorry I could not hold your hand as you passed. We find peace in knowing wherever you rest is surely better than where you waked. You are loved by those still here and those with our ancestors. The gift of your life and death has and will change everything. I thank you for that and...
My Hometown Shouts About Strange Things
Here is the statement made by the senior pastor of the largest and most powerful Church in Jacksonville: First Baptist Church (‘downtown’ is the informal designation given to differentiate from all the other First Baptists around). Not surprisingly FBC was very vocal in the cause against an anti-discriminatory bill up in City Council that would expand the city’s human rights...
I’ll carry the explosives, you pay the way.– #2012Romance
There was an earthquake last night that I completely slept through. It would have been my first. As a child I slept through a fire alarm right outside my bedroom door….lame that I sleep through the life threatening moments. While I’m sad to have missed it, I think this means I’ll die in my sleep, though my prayer is for a free fall death or death by g-force (when I’m very...
I think for some people it’s easier to argue facts and statistics than confront...– http://postmasculine.com/when-shit-hits-the-fan Oh man, he got me.
According to google translate, that means the...
In a landfill of film and vaseline I make my depart. I float over the range, not fly-there is no strain. Floating as a helium filled bladder of a soul. Two small girls are shooting skeet. They see me float and take their scurry -except hide in the bushes and aim from there. Their sweet, little savage natures, dressed in ribbons and lace shine through with honest ubiquity. Both aim high her piece...
I am leaving this harbour giving urban a farewell its habitants seem too keen...– Björk - Wanderlust Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5507DPKYk4&feature=related Critically Acclaimed Ratatat Remix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll0qHhZYw5E
My body is not creating life, but sometimes the amount of rest it requires...– 2012 Sleeping Patterns of Momo
So when the most influential black woman in the world, armed with degrees from...– Did Michelle Obama Make a Major Misstep with Beyonce? | Loop21 (via tballardbrown)
Funnier things have happened Life gets a bit sappier We prune our own nuts and berries Sweet syrups of life, we draw on our own. The dramatics, the calculus Restricted to outlines and rosters I want you to hold me when I’m not causing Anything or anyone to move. Hold my body - speak to me In that gentle, fighter’s tone You make me never want to be alone As scary as that feels Teach...
This is how I qualify my Heart
Shrinking text. MS DOS. One computer for 25 kids. Breathing hardly, of this I’m convinced I haven’t felt this way since. Never has the aortic nerve tensed and pulsed In a way to science doesn’t make sense. That artwork you couldn’t tell your parents to which you were drawn; Bodies out in the dark. I know my heart and it’s wilder than yours Not that it matters, I...
Thom Yorke, you’ve brought me to and through...
My Stay in Venice Beach
This is my last night house sitting in Venice Beach and I was quite a bit sad when she told me she was coming home early. The puffy square quilted comforter lays over the bed; the (I’m intelligently guessing) Peruvian fabric flitters in the light wind accompanying the rain. Yes, it’s raining in Los Angeles. One of the few times in the year, and it’s raining when I’m...
The Two Wolves
yesterdaysown: An old Cherokee told his grandson: “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It has anger, jealousy, greed resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It has joy, peace, love, humility, kindness and truth.” The boy thought about it and asked: “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man replied: “The one you feed” - Anonymous
Yes, I’m a fan of change. I decided this long ago and I’ve stuck by it ever since. Lately I have taken to changing my diet - whole foods, plant based diet; my friends - reconnecting with former ones and letting go of ones with whom I don’t jive (awesome sentence); listening - this is a trying one for me… I’m a talker. I’ve been accused on multiple occasions...
One Old-School Move for Significantly Better... →
“The following diseases are almost exclusively confined to the Western World: appendicitis, colon cancer, prostate disorders, diverticulosis, bladder incontinence, hemorrhoids, and inflammatory bowel disease.” ** The main link is to a long article to justify one simple move: squatting on the pot. We view it as archaic and third world, however, the “third worlders”...
Tiny Little Gloves: Strikeforce: Tate vs Rousey:... →
tinylittlegloves: Possibly the biggest compliment I can pay Miesha Tate after this weekend’s fight is that I didn’t even blink when she had her elbow bent in half like a pipe cleaner. You, gentle reader, might argue that I’ve simply become desensitized to limb-bending from all the Youtube videos I watch…