my thoughts exactly

Posted: October 29th, 2017 | No Comments »

(via cord jefferson)


at the hardware store

Posted: October 29th, 2017 | No Comments »

my daemon


let’s all plant trees please

Posted: October 28th, 2017 | No Comments »
 Planting a red chokeberry shrub in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

Planting a red chokeberry shrub in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

planting trees in queens to build up coastal resilience in “ny today”:

If it’s successful, Mr. Ulfelder [executive director of the Nature Conservancy] and Ms. Maxwell [the New York City program director at the conservancy] said, the project can serve as an example for other parts of the city susceptible to water damage.

The group’s goal is to plant 28,000 trees there [ in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge]. If you’re interested in volunteering to help, you can sign up to participate this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or next Saturday and Sunday at the same time.

“There’s something very special about putting a tree in the ground,” Mr. Ulfelder added. “The feeling of that and the connection to the earth, but also an expression of hope about the future.”


Raghubir Singh

Posted: October 25th, 2017 | No Comments »
Monsoon Rains, Monghyr, Bihar, 1967,” Raghubir Singh

“Monsoon Rains, Monghyr, Bihar, 1967,” Raghubir Singh

(via the new yorker)


doing our part lol

Posted: October 25th, 2017 | No Comments »

more sad hilarity from regarding:

I’ve read that we’re supposed to say “climate catastrophe” instead of “climate change,” because that “change” is kind of passive, it implies something natural and fine, something that we’ll sort of just have to adapt to, when in reality the world is basically ending and it’s our fault. So lets all make that switch in our lexicons! Doing our part lol. Last night in lecture I asked the students how we can prevent ourselves from submitting to nihilism. They didn’t know what nihilism meant. I defined it. They were like “people feel that way?????” So


are there that many woods to chip?

Posted: October 25th, 2017 | No Comments »

from regarding:

FYI there is a wood chipping business a couple blocks up from our house and they start wood chipping every day at 6:30 a.m. on the dot, as I now know from my new reverse vampire morning life. 6:30 seems so early, not only for work that causes such an enormous amount of loud noise, but just for work generally. Are there that many woods to chip, that these dudes have to start at 6:30 a.m.??


live from my spam folder, part 18

Posted: October 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

an amazing name, a compelling offer


clearly courtney and i are not alone in our love for santana’s “smooth”

Posted: October 17th, 2017 | No Comments »
 Frances McDormand Credit Katy Grannan for The New York Times

Frances McDormand. Credit Katy Grannan for The New York Times

best snippet from the frances mcdormand interview in the ny times magazine:

Even with as few people on set as possible and without all the accouterments of a cover shoot, McDormand seemed to be gritting her teeth. She shifted under the lights in her tank top and bare feet like a child. Someone turned on the music she’d requested (“Smooth,” by Santana), and she swayed a little, uncertainly.


right now i can do five

Posted: October 16th, 2017 | No Comments »

from chef and ny times food writer melissa clark’s “how i get it done”:

On the importance of working out:
I exercise a lot and stretch every single day because I have so many injuries. I have two ruptured discs in my back from years of sitting. I’m always recovering from something but no matter what, I run at least twice a week. Oh, and I’m doing my 100 push-ups program! Do you know about that? You have to go to 100pushups.com. Right now I can do five.


the eulogy to the horizon

Posted: October 14th, 2017 | No Comments »

the eulogy to the horizon by Eduardo Chillida gijon, spain

Eduardo Chillida, Elogio del Horizonte (Eulogy to the Horizon), concrete (1989), Gijón, Spain\

(via pinterest, via moon lists)