Posted 7 hours ago

brooklynbookgirl:

mightyflynn:

LITTLE THINGS bkatherinewirick

The 2006 interview can be heard here.

Additional research from Jane Leavy’s Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy (HarperCollins, 2002).

via katherinewirick h/t juniusworth

This was great! And the Leavy book is an all-time favorite read of mine. I definitely recommend it.

Posted 9 hours ago
martinaboone:

A lamp post in a Narnia nursery ahhh love this. via http://ift.tt/1qpWhuZ

martinaboone:

A lamp post in a Narnia nursery ahhh love this. via http://ift.tt/1qpWhuZ

Posted 10 hours ago

Natasha Trethewey reads at Virginia Commonwealth University

Posted 10 hours ago

My hand presents my feelings better than my arms -
I hold you so poorly.
Decades from now, everyone will remember
My love for you according to papyrus. You will tell them ancient beauties
Did not preclude atrocities.
You will implore everyone not to believe the Sphinx,
That riddles are just pretentious questions
From an asker who chose to disguise
Their intentions, who chose to let you wonder
If you ever understood their true feelings.

Or worse,
You will have forgotten me on purpose
And no one else’s comments will
Ever resurrect me to you.

My Poems Treat You Better Than I Do by Robert Owens
Posted 10 hours ago
orlandobloomfistmeintheass:

nazipervert:

"I’ll just leave that there"

damn homie just ripped his arm off and walked away that is some hardcore shit right there

"Oh?  You’re tired of not having dinner ready when you get home?  Here.  Here is dinner.  A crab leg.  I’m leaving.  I am not your damn servant.  Fuck outta here."

orlandobloomfistmeintheass:

nazipervert:

"I’ll just leave that there"

damn homie just ripped his arm off and walked away that is some hardcore shit right there

"Oh? You’re tired of not having dinner ready when you get home? Here. Here is dinner. A crab leg. I’m leaving. I am not your damn servant. Fuck outta here."

(Source: haus-of-ill-repute)

Posted 12 hours ago
Posted 12 hours ago

skepticalavenger:

Makes perfect sense to me.

Posted 14 hours ago

basedheisenberg:

Being drunk does not excuse cheating.

Being drunk does not excuse rape.

Being drunk does not excuse being an asshole.

Being drunk does not excuse shitty and destructive behavior.

Being drunk is not an excuse.

Control yourself or don’t drink.

Posted 15 hours ago
Posted 16 hours ago

smdxn:

Texas textbooks once again pushing exaggerated claims about religion’s role in US history

Scholars examining high school social studies textbooks at the behest of the Texas Freedom Network have determined that the majority of the books adopted for classroom use in 2015 are “flawed” and “distorted,” KEYE TV reports.

The scholars blame the distortions on the politicized standards that the authors were forced to write in accordance with…

As Emile Lester, an associate professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington noted in his review of the history textbooks, “the material presented in these textbooks on [the issue of religion and the United States government] seems to have been determined more by political concerns than considerations of good scholarship.”

In other words: The American Talibaners who hijacked Texas’ education system and successfully forced national book publishers to write books filled with right-wing revisionist history are damaging the education of Texas’ children.

Posted 16 hours ago
Posted 1 day ago

Come find me.

Posted 1 day ago
thatonesuheirhammad:

she say we gotta get so hard just to get by.

thatonesuheirhammad:

she say we gotta get so hard just to get by.

Posted 1 day ago

nprbooks:

The poetry longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards includes collections from Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, Edward Hirsch and former U.S. Poet Laureates Louise Glück and Mark Strand. The National Book Foundation said in a press release: “The Longlisted books range in style and content: from a single elegiac narrative poem to a provocative examination of race relations told in an experimental fusion of lyric, prose poems, and image.”

This is the second of four longlists being released this week — Young People’s Literature was announced yesterday, and Nonfiction and Fiction will be announced Wednesday and Thursday. The shortlists will be announced in October and the winners on Nov. 19.

Click here for the full poetry longlist.

Posted 1 day ago

whentherainbowisenuf:

strangelfreak:

"I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."

wow