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."
“The role of the publisher isn’t to take a book that’s pretty much finished and turn it out to the public. Editors help shape books in significant ways. A good editor doesn’t just tell you that you have made typos or that your sentences are grammatically incorrect; a good editor looks at every part of a book, from character development to plotting to theme, and tells you what doesn’t work, what works really well, what needs to be cut, what needs to be built up. A good editor reconstructs a story from the raw materials and makes it as good as it can possibly be.”—from Why We Still Need Publishers by Susie Rodarme (via bookriot)
Middle of the night, tossing and turning. I can’t turn my mind off, which is the most frustrating part of insomnia. All I do is think, think, think when I am awake and at night, there I am in bed and I think think think think.
I feel foolish about being open with the softest parts of myself. I…
I love the pairing of food prep and personal. Genius.
“I can’t tell you how much it warms my heart to think of this younger generation when I hear about stories like this one: Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson’s Instagram post of her dressed in L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweatshirt, casually holding a hockey stick,”—American Hero Proves White Men Have No Sense Of Humor
This weekend 18,000 screaming fans—most of them teenaged girls—will arrive in Anaheim, California in hopes of seeing and meeting their favorite stars. But instead of cheering for Jennifer Lawrence or One Direction, they’ll be chanting the names of Hannah Hart and Tyler Oakley. The event is called VidCon.
A highly insightful article about the unique and powerful and exciting world of YouTube.
Best explanation of the YouTube vlogging communities I’ve read.
"It has always been assumed that the placebo effect only works if people are conned into believing that they are getting an actual active drug. But now it seems this may not be true. Belief in the placebo effect itself — rather than a particular drug — might be enough to encourage our bodies to heal."
We are all individuals who have unique preferences and needs and desires. We read a variety of books because we all want something different from our reading experiences. This means we will all gravitate towards particular books and want to read in a variety of genres and formats.
Thinking that every reader should feel the exact same way about books as you do and read books the exact same way as you is not only close-minded, but it is also pretty boring. Getting to see a book through someone else’s eyes who has a completely different perspective on it can maybe change your own views on it. Or even if it doesn’t, it can still be an interesting experience and maybe help reinforce the reasons why you do feel the way that you do.
“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.”—Amy Poehler (via m00nchaser)