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December 15th, 2011

"So here is the thing. Monster only has a year or so to live. All I can do is to keep her happy and…"

“So here is the thing. Monster only has a year or so to live. All I can do is to keep her happy and safe for as long as she can be here. But the thing that makes her the happiest is me. I’ve never had anyone rely on me to be happy. In general, I don’t matter to anyone, except this little cat. Right now I know I have to work and have a regular job, but I also know I will never forgive myself for not being here with her every day that’s left. It’s absolutely destroying me that I am letting down this little being who has slept with me on couches, on floors, on a cot, in planes, on various beds… she has been my constant companion. It’s unbearable.”
December 15th, 2011

fyeahwomenartists: Judy Baca Interview I love her so much. …



fyeahwomenartists:

Judy Baca Interview

I love her so much.  It’s so interesting that women artists always talk about how they fit art into their lives, how they made a living or how they carved out space and time to do it—especially women of Baca’s generation—you don’t hear the men on this topic.

December 15th, 2011

classic soft rock masters

Coworker: What...is this?
Me: I accidentally bought an album of classic rock covers on iTunes. As penance I am making myself listen to it.
Coworker: Who is singing?
Me: I think they are substitute teachers.
Coworker: It might be the worst thing I have ever heard.
Me: I was a music journalist. There's worse.
December 15th, 2011

all-black-every-thing: Wendesday Wonders: Tarika Lewis also…



all-black-every-thing:

Wendesday Wonders: Tarika Lewis also known as Joan Lewis is recognized as the first female Black Panther Member.  As a native of Oakland, she Co Founded the Black Student Union and fought for Black Studies courses. A talented Jazz Violinist, she stopped that dream to take it professionally and joined the Panther Party.  She said her duty was to, “open the eyes of the people, to give them hope, courage, understanding; to teach, guide and pull the cover off what is going on and what should be done about it.”  Within her first year, she rose up the ranks and became a sectional leader.  Some of the men did not like a sister in control and would challenge her.  She would prove them wrong every time by out shooting them at the gun range and quickly gained her respect. 

December 15th, 2011

"I feel like my Tumblr is getting to be like my apartment—a better version of me than I…"

“I feel like my Tumblr is getting to be like my apartment—a better version of me than I actually am. Not sure if I should just enjoy that something acceptable is out there or what.”
December 15th, 2011

“Your Christmas Whiskey,” The Minus Five



“Your Christmas Whiskey,” The Minus Five

December 15th, 2011

takedownyrart: domicile conjugal ++++ Related—recently…



takedownyrart:

domicile conjugal

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Related—recently listened to C. Meloy and C. Ellis discuss their epic arguments over whether animals should be allowed to talk and I think that is what ignited some recent thoughts of relationships that do not terrify me and an inkling that two creative people could be together without destruction. Perhaps it is all an illusion, it’s probably also academic at this point considering my demographics but a lovely thought companion to have at times.

December 15th, 2011

Every time I pluck my eyebrows I think about Bartky and Foucault.

So now.

December 15th, 2011

There have only been a few times in my life when I’ve been…



There have only been a few times in my life when I’ve been so far out at sea that I couldn’t see land at all. I feel the shiver it induces now, just thinking about it. Full of fear and possibility, like love.

December 15th, 2011

sixtiesgroove: Ad for air-hostess recruiting.



sixtiesgroove:

Ad for air-hostess recruiting.