What goes on in my life,
in my head,
and in the world.
we need this in emoji form
Can’t speak for the quality of these books, but I figure that free books are free books and they are worth the read for anyone with an interest in mythology!
Note: All of these books are free as of this writing and most are public domain, but always double check the…
Corporations and big business need to pay their fair share — not to mention the other things that need to happen for true economic reform. Arrest criminal bankers, raise the minimum wage, reform hiring practices to avoid multiple low-wage positions at high hours, higher levels of worker organization for the service industry, closing tax loopholes, simplifying and reforming our tax code (a strongly progressive tax code), punishing companies for holding money offshore, etc. Consumers drive the economy, and they need money to do that.
Image from the Facebook page Storm is Coming
If you connect the dots, it all started with Ronald Reagan. He laid out the blueprint for the rich to get richer and screw everyone else. And the Republicans have been following his plan since then.
When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.
When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.
But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.
And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.—Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)
This picture of the audience’s reaction to Omarosa on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show after saying, “You [white people] get to walk around and be mediocre and still get rewarded with things.” deserves the Pulitzer for Photography
I’m reblogging this everyday.
Do not hate the kids who read Wuthering Heights because of Twilight.
Do not hate the kids who support LGBTQ rights because of Glee.
Do not hate the kids who call themselves feminists because of Beyonce.
Do not hate the kids who read LotR because of GoT.
Do not hate the kids who question beauty standards because of All About that Bass.
Support them. Encourage them. Protect them at all costs.
I don’t care how you learned it. You are learning good things.
705. One muggleborn gets tired of the slow pace of the owls and invents a charm that works much the same as texting, but with paper, like Tom Riddle’s diary in a less creepy way. Students use this during class because it looks like they’re just writing down their notes.