Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pears, Sisters, Art, Consent

1. Pears.

2. Technology makes our lives easier.
(this conversation was eventually reduced to me talking, and Laurel repeating to to Anna while imitating my mannerisms and facial expressions)

3.  Thomas Lamadieu's Sky Art.

4. I cannot emphasize how much I want everyone to read this article. This topic might be the most important to me out of all social concern issues, for real real. This article is FANTASTIC, as it breaks down how we could teach consent at every stage of development. Please, please, please, read this and share it widely - it doesn't matter if you have kids, plan on having kids, live in a cave. This is important.
(I just happened to glance at the authors of this article, and what did I discover but that one of them is a classmate of mine from Earlham, Jamie Utt. What are the odds. You can read more of his writing at his blog, Change From Within).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Has 3 Theme Songs

April has felt like a really long month, so it has three theme songs. None of them are new, but they work for me.

Friday, April 19, 2013


1. Colbert on Boston. In case this video doesn't embed correctly, you can watch it here.
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2. Kindness Following the Boston Marathon

3. Humans of New York has come to Boston!

4. Laura did a fantastic drawing of the makeshift memorial at the Marathon site. It can be seen, along with other Boston drawings, on her T-Scapes blog.

5. I'm not one to get choked up over our national anthem, but this was pretty moving:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rivers and Roads

1. I love this song, but I hadn't seen this music video before. It's perfect.

2. Yesterday I saw a man walking a pig on a leash near Fenway.


4. On twitter, somebody started the hashtag "safety tips for ladies," which is of course horrible and victim-blaming. The best thing, though, was the response by tweeters. Here are a few gems:

el portal magical by kriako

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Music, Boston Public Transit, Poetry

1. I saw Frightened Rabbit last Tuesday at the House of Blues. It was great. The only hitch was that although I know their songs pretty well, it's hard to sing along with lyrics that you only half understand due to their intense Scottish accent. Still a fantastic show.

2. Laura's on for her T-Scape Project!


The Thing Is

to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.

- Ellen Bass