Oh, but it is

Girl. Twenty-something. So West Coast.
When life gives you lemons, plant their seeds so you can have your own damn lemons.

When life gives you lemons, plant their seeds so you can have your own damn lemons.

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Stuck.

Stuck.

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Mom Arrested for Letting Daughter Play Outside

This is some 

racist

classist

sexist

bullshit. 

Especially that news coverage bit. 

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The Sun Magazine | The Love Of My Life, by Cheryl Strayed

On grief & loss & everything in between. 

(Click through to read.)

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therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Virgo: If your days get strange or boring this week, or if you can’t stop worrying about your world, you’re going to find deep wells of bravery inside of you. You’re going to find so much light. You’re going to find enough compassion to map your own way through the mountains, to make all the light that you need. You can be so kind to the people you love, this week. You can be so gentle with your own tender heart. You can be brave enough to believe in your own future, brave enough to believe things will be ok. 

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

This. Much needed today. Much needed this week. Especially that last line there. 

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Virgo: If your days get strange or boring this week, or if you can’t stop worrying about your world, you’re going to find deep wells of bravery inside of you. You’re going to find so much light. You’re going to find enough compassion to map your own way through the mountains, to make all the light that you need. You can be so kind to the people you love, this week. You can be so gentle with your own tender heart. You can be brave enough to believe in your own future, brave enough to believe things will be ok.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

This. Much needed today. Much needed this week. Especially that last line there. 

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Oh hello broccoli. It’s nice to grow you. #nofilter

Oh hello broccoli. It’s nice to grow you. #nofilter

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Five Things. 

One. One perk of rifling through archives of construction records, permits, plans, and drawings at work is coming across old(ish) maps of Seattle, like this one with the Kingdome still on it, which was demolished in 2000. A little piece of Seattle history for you. 

Two. After reading this a few books ago, I’ve been pretty interested in salt as a method of food preservation—the oldest method of food preservation in human culture, actually! I’m testing it out with nasturtium seeds, which I read can be cured in salt and can be used as a kind of “poor man’s caper” substitute once they’re ready. 

Three. Summertime means rosé. If you ask me, anyway. 

Four. Clementine, porch-sitting, as usual. 

Five. Our grape arbor is hiding green bunches of fruit behind its leaves & vines, and I’m getting ready to give concord grape jam a second chance come fall when the fruit is ripe. Last weekend we canned raspberry jam that’ll knock your grandmother’s to. the. curb. Next up is apricot, and I’m watching our blackberries bushes impatiently, too. 

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Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip'

An escape back into the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a Tuesday morning? Okay! 

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10 Ways Men Can Combat Sexist Entitlement in Public

An important tenet for not just “being a man,” but (I’d argue) for “being a human.” Indeed. And while I hadn’t before considered the way specific ways that men inhabit public space as being sexist—entitled yes, but I guess some would argue it’s the same thing—I do love that they are always saving room for cats. 

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Outrage: Why I Will No Longer Follow Humans of New York

I find it morally repugnant and deplorable that my voice, an educated and reasonable one, was silenced for telling the truth. I find it disgusting that if I had not challenged the status quo, if I had not challenged a white man on a blog run by another white man, if I had simply praised him for the good without criticizing the problematic, my comments would most certainly still remain.

I am sad to say that I will no longer follow Humans of New York.

I can only hope that in the future, they do not silence educated, non-hateful voices in lieu of uneducated and hateful conjecture, or worse, blind acceptance of a situation without thinking critically about it.

I’ve always thought there was something fishy about Humans of New York. 

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