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aatombomb: We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the… Try twelve. But otherwise, yes.
The Brain on Love (New York Times) →
positivedeviant: by Diane Ackerman A RELATIVELY new field, called interpersonal neurobiology, draws its vigor from one of the great discoveries of our era: that the brain is constantly rewiring itself based on daily life. In the end, what we pay the most attention to defines us. How you choose to spend the irreplaceable hours of your life literally transforms you. All relationships change the...
I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand, and the Eskimos...– Brian Andreas (via langst)
Every morning, I wake up and forget just for a second that it happened. But once...– Sarah Ockler (via langst)
musing among the vegetables?: femonster: The Best... →
femonster: The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and…
In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or...– ― Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan
thegreatbigquestionmark: You were pale and shivering. The cold did not realize how fragile you were. How soft and vulnerable you were. How you didn’t deserve to feel the chills seep into your bones. And you did not realize how you deserved someone entirely less disheveled and more put-together, more lovable than I am.
“…some people think the truth is the worst thing that can happen. The truth is...– “The First Time,” Mindy Nettifee
musing among the vegetables?: Diving into the... →
melindaslittleblog: First having read the book of myths, and loaded the camera, and checked the edge of the knife-blade, I put on the body-armor of black rubber the absurd flippers the grave and awkward mask. I am having to do this not like Cousteau with his assiduous team abroad…
Tonight I think no poetry will serve– Adrienne Rich, from “Tonight No Poetry Will Serve”
My seven-year-old, trying to think of a word: “Those little white spheres that are compressed together to make something…?” Me: “Styrofoam?” Him: “Yes! That’s it.”
Ursula K. LeGuin on The Death of the Book →
Death to false dichotomies! Ms. LeGuin nails it here.
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a...– Mary Oliver, from “Wild Geese” http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/geese/geese.html
Teens build Battlestar Galactica flight simulator →
These teens and this simulator are completely amazing.
When depression sufferers fight, recover and go into remission we seldom even...– The Bloggess
And chances are that many of your friends, family and coworkers are dealing with...– The Bloggess
Oh Very Young ~ Cat Stevens Oh very young What...
I want to see the thirst inside the syllables I want to touch the fire in the...– Pablo Neruda, from “Verb,” trans. T.M. Lauth Etiquetas (via proustitute)
Don’t grieve for what doesn’t come. Some things that don’t happen keep...– Rumi, The Book of Love, trans. Coleman Barks
Me: (Referring to a new toy) Go-Gos are wild! My 7yo: Go-Gos are meant to be wild, sweetie. It’s good news!
To those who criticize my perversion of the GOP candidates’ names, please know...– Amy Tan on the GOP and reproductive rights, courtesy of her facebook
the eyepool: The Difference Between Private and... →
robertreich: Republicans have morality upside down. Santorum, Gingrich, and even Romney are barnstorming across the land condemning gay marriage, abortion, out-of-wedlock births, access to contraception, and the wall separating church and state. But America’s problem isn’t a breakdown in…
Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and...– Kahlil Gibran, Broken Wings
There are silences harder to take back than words.– James Richardson (via chantellowitz182)
I have been thinking how the body is a vulture—all avarice and need. How...– Carol V. Davis, from “Need” (via proustitute)
Click here to hear the rain (semi NSFW) →
ooh the rain ooh the rain she said, time to crush this feeling writing very long letters as soon as it rains ooh the rain ooh the rain to dance the night away he watches topless pin-up faces a million different jackpots with a thousand different gazes ooh the rain ooh the rain ooh the rain ooh the rain but it’s time to crush this feeling as soon as it rains ooh the rain but...
neon-lit-habits: thirty whacks; dresden dolls ...
We can’t help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water.– Rumi (via proustitute)
A Sign of the Times: Encyclopaedia Britannica to... →
The Litany Against Fear
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -Frank Herbert, Dune
Q: How many art directors does it take to change a light bulb? A: Does it have...– Both Pete and I laughed and winced in recognition at these. The universal truth, mang (via ita) Oh lord. Yes….
Human beings took our animal need for palatable food … and turned it into...– Greta Christina (Sex and the Off-Label Use of Our Bodies)(via sixtyforty) (via cocknbull, sexisnottheenemy) (via justjasper) (via bookworm412) (via princehamlette) (via scifantasy) (via saintawesome) (via lolafeist) (via hipstergriff) (via cumber-snatched)