hearsayandhyperbole: new videosong! a love letter to all my life’s memory-makers. been learning when to embrace and when to fight my own nostalgia-beasts and how to just let the good feelings remain a part of my heart forever and ever amen. go ahead and stand very still with your favorite memories for a minute. love, alexis
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novellastsentences: The past two weeks have involved: moving, a new full-time job, family time, and relationship turmoil. Keeping up with my other blogs hasn’t really been a priority lately like it should be, but I promise that once I am in a better place as far as time availability, I will start back up. DON’T LEAVE! I STILL LOVE YOU!
cordjefferson: “I tell people that if you’re going to commit murder, you want to be white, and you want to be wealthy — so that you can hire a first-class lawyer — and you want to kill a black person. And if [you are], the odds of your being sentenced to death are basically zero.” Thursday!
derasso: consumerblues: The Feelies - I...
First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Black Up' : NPR →
marveloustimes: Shabazz Palaces on NPR? How bizarre. shana-elmsford: I’ve already declared ‘Black Up’ the album title of the year. Now that I’ve heard it in its entirety, I also think it is the album of the year*. marveloustimes y’all
Fred Seibert's Tumblr: DIY triumphs. →
moth: Killer post from Fred about the great DIY times we live in that allow artists like Molly Crabapple and Amanda Hocking to reach their fans directly, and make money, thanks to things like Kickstarter and Amazon self-publishing. Fred does a good survey (read it now if you don’t know Molly’s and Amanda’s amazing stories), then says: What’s all this add up to? Well, to me it means get out of...
"From Jackie Robinson to Dead Silence," or another... →
clora: No American institution owes a greater debt to Latin Americans than baseball. Our national pastime would be nothing today without the likes of Pujols, Bautista and Reyes, and it all started with Almeida and Marsans, who played in their first major league game on — I’m not making this up — July 4, 1911. So how is baseball honoring their legacy, almost exactly 100 years later? By...
Robert Kennedy Jr on Tavis Smiley →
RFK Jr. re: tragedy of Reagan throwing away the Fairness Doctrine (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine) Next week Tavis will sit down with Kissinger to discuss his new book on China—perhaps they’ll also discuss the irony of having American baseballs manufactured in China
Here and Now by Stephen Dunn for Barbara There are words ...
Gestures are all that I have; sometimes they must be grand in nature.– The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Submitted by bookoasis (via novelfirstsentences)
Stay classy Des Moines →
Impressive, des moines! So un-Clear-Channel, Blackalicious blazing arrows over Mars Cafe, Where I ate flattened oatmeal (which had to be understood once and for all). The Blackbyrds (!) and William Devaughn played at the barber shop; there was no drake, I repeat, there was no drake, (reason enough to stay nappy). Now a sharp Edward, some magnetic zeros and guacamole—stay classy des moines.