“Don’t let yourself feel worthless: often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don’t worry about losing your personality, as you persist in calling it: at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 p.m.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via wordsnquotes)
If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers … becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul.
And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day.
David Foster Wallace
“Demanding that women close our legs and calling us whores for planning our pregnancies confirms the feminist suspicion that opposition to contraception and abortion is less about “life” than it is about a sense that sexually active women are doing something wrong and should be chastened for it.”—
Unlike movies, I watched a ton of TV this year, because 1) there’s a ridiculously great amount of decent TV shows running right now, and 2) 30-45 minutes is the perfect amount of turn-off-the-brain time for new parents. Here are 10 shows I liked:
Oh so yes to Justified. Took us a couple shows to get into it but once we did. Hooked. And I have to also say I’m really having a love/hate relationship with Supernatural. I know I should be old enough to know better and the writing is a bit uneven at times. But the later seasons have some clever dialogue and storylines.
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
“Everything has already been said and done. But, then, if this is so, why do we need more poems in the world? I once read a Jane Hirshfield interview where she said something quite wonderful. She essentially said we have to keep writing because it’s every generation’s job to put in the present vernacular poems that are called upon for rites of passage, such as poems read at weddings or funerals. I hadn’t thought of this before. Your ordinary citizen should be able to go to the library and find a poem written in the current vernacular, and the responsibility for every generation of writers is to make this possible. We must, then, rewrite everything that has ever been written in the current vernacular, which is really what the evolution of literature is all about. Nothing new gets said but the vernacular keeps changing.”—
Where can you get cheap books in Canada? Also, I'm debating in getting an e-reader. I love having the actual book in my hands but it's cheaper to get an ebook! Ugh I can't decide!! Help me!
I can’t really tell you where to buy books in Canada becaues I live in the United States but you can check out my tips for buying cheap books here. If any of my followers know a place to shop in Canada please reblog this with the store & location!
HEY EVERYBODY! I’m working on a NEW project that I am really excited about. You might have seen some videos of me performing E-MPROV shows recently.
Well I am officially on the E-MPROV staff now.
Naturally my role is to kick the e-mprov Tumblr into high gear. I could really use your help. PLEASE follow this new Tumblr I have started.
What’s E-MPROV? It’s live improv shows performed by amazing comedians ON THE INTERNET. The site was founded by Terry Withers at ucbcomedy and now has the incredible Amey Goerlich as the artistic director. So now you can watch high caliber live improv comedy in your jammies.
Here’s the deal: EVERYONE that follows e-mprov today, I will follow you back and reblog at least 1 of your posts. If there is a specific post you want reblogged, submit it to me HERE and I will reblog it (as long as it doesn’t break some moral code or something).
I would really appreciate your support on this. This is a project I really believe in and think could become something big and amazing. But I need your help. THANKS!
I enjoy this guys stuff…and since I have over 50 followers I know I can help put him over the top…. :)
"The Buddhist point of view takes the function of work to be at least threefold: to give a man a chance to utilize and develop his faculties; to enable him to overcome his ego-centeredness by joining with other people in a common task; and to bring forth the goods and services needed for a becoming existence. Again, the consequences that flow from this view are endless. To organize work in such a manner that it becomes meaningless, boring, stultifying, or nerve-racking for the worker would be little short of criminal; it would indicate a greater concern with goods than with people, an evil lack of compassion and a soul-destroying degree of attachment to the most primitive side of this worldly existence. Equally, to strive for leisure as an alternative to work would be considered a complete misunderstanding of one of the basic truths of human existence, namely that work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure."