Oh, and I shaved my beard off
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
So, I was suppose to be moving to Oregon in two weeks. My best friend crashed my new car into a my grandmother’s garage door and doesn’t have the money to pay for the damages (somewhere around $13,000). My car is totalled and I didn’t have collision insurance. I am registered for classes and have a dorm room set up and everything. But now, I am wondering if it is even possible. I have come to starting living a life of believing everything is how it is suppose to be. This is hard but ultimately it is a finite event I am experiencing in my lifetime. Don’t get me wrong, I was angry. I was literally on my knees pounding on a beach (very Planet of the Apes) in angered screams when this occurred. It was a night of confusion and rage and someone I care about deeply was the main source of these emotions. And getting to work is inconvenient. And relationships with my loved ones are been prodded. And I am having to reevaluate my immediate future. Though, I will not brood. Though, I will not feel pain for the loss of my material travel vessel or my sought education, if those things come to pass. I will quietly and calmly face the events at hand and handle them better for doing so. I may be terribly infatuated with a girl that I thought i would never see again after I left. I actually already have strong feelings for her and I haven’t felt this way about someone in my life for a very long time. I have endless possibilities with what I could do my future and education is still a very real one. Everything is going to be cool. Real fucking cool.
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, as covered by The Mountain Goats
A pretty great blog I follow just reminded me of this jem
Take note of then he sings ‘through the years, we all will be together’, and then turns to the person on the floor next to him and says ‘in the grave, that’s where we’ll all actually be together, in the grave’
I swear to christ
When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print:
Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
Oh my god
We should not be comfortable or content in a society where the only way to remain free of surveillance and repression is if we make ourselves as unthreatning, passive, and compliant as possible.
Glenn Greenwald (via disciplesofmalcolm)
Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe.
Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire (via sonofbaldwin)
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
Done & done.