Thanks to advertising and marketing, beauty, in our culture, is almost always...– quote from the novel Angel by Laura Lee (via authorlauralee)
Otherness is the heresy that says we, of all the world, are unique.– Sr. Joan Chittister. Alleluia for All There Is, p.111 (via revnaomiking)
Homosexuality, the Spirit of Islam and my Father «... →
Beautiful. I got very misty.
The Universe—some information to help you live in... →
pookshill: The Universe—some information to help you live in it. 1 AREA: Infinite. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy offers this definition of the word “Infinite.” Infinite: Bigger than the biggest thing ever and then some. Much bigger than that in fact, really amazingly immense, a totally stunning size, real “wow, that’s big,” time. Infinity is just so big that, by comparison, bigness ...
In the US, abortion is framed as a deeply moral and highly emotional issue. In...– via Feministing, “A new script for talking about abortion” (thanks to keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus for sending this to me!) Amazing. This describes the stigma around those who get abortions SO well. My decision was not a hard one. It wasn’t gut-wrenching or emotional for me in any way. I am...
Why am I compelled to write?… Because the world I create in the writing...– Gloria Anzaldúa (via modernmalaise )
To hold the mind within any framework is to immediately become trapped in the...– Lao Tzu (via revdocdavid)
Rainbow Resistance: Theres is Nothing Wrong with... →
daydreamingaimlessly: vanachexfortune: You don’t have to come from Africa to have dark skin. You can come from any part of the world and be born with a darker shade of skin. Instead of demonizing dark skin. Understand the beauty in color. …
Some people think that you can’t let same-sex couples get married without...– California attorney and semi-professional cynic Bill Smith on today’s Ninth Circuit decision regarding Proposition 8. Read the full decision here. (via cognitivedissonance)
I am convinced that much of the strongly negative attitude toward homosexuality...– Borg, Marcus J. (2009-03-17). Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (p. 59). Harper Collins, Inc. (via authorlauralee)
Theopoetics: Mind Training #Buddhist →
I admire revdocdavid because translating is his spiritual practice, and he shares his results. revdocdavid: A poem based on the text Lojong by Geshe Chekhawa The Second Point: Learn to Combine Compassion and Wisdom Remember these absolute realities: Slogan 2. Consider everything a dream. Slogan 3. Examine the nature of awareness that is untouched by outward circumstances. Slogan 4....
Read this now: "One Town's War on Gay Teens" (TW:... →
gaywrites: Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district is essentially run by evangelicals. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann exercises an extreme influence over the workings of the school district while religious and conservative groups fight to silence LGBT students and teachers - factors that arguably contribute to the district’s absurdly high suicide rate. Nine students in this school district...
Think Mexican: Cd. Juárez Activist Norma Andrade... →
This is profoundly disturbing. I am praying for her safety. There is something evil in Ciudad Juarez. It has to be the system. thinkmexican: Norma Andrade, activist and founding member of Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa, a non-profit organization serving the mothers of femicide victims in Cd. Juárez, was attacked this morning in Mexico City. According to police reports, an unknown...
Robert Reich: America's Jobs Deficit, and Why It's... →
robertreich: The most significant aspect of January’s jobs report is political. The fact that America’s labor market continues to improve is good news for the White House. But as a practical matter the improvement is less significant for the American work force. President Obama’s only chance for rebutting…
Mind Training #Meditation
revdocdavid: A poem based on the text Lojong by GesheChekhawa The First Point: Four Things to Remember 1. Life is precious. 2. Death happens to everything; 3. Everything you do has a consequence; 4. As long as you are living for yourself alone, you will suffer. Getting what you want and avoiding what you don’t want does not lead to happiness
The Believer - Atomic Bread Baking at Home →
This fascinating article about the post-war history of sliced white bread, typified by Wonderbread, that was ubiquitous from the 50’s through the 70’s. As soon as I could bake my own bread in my teens, I started and have not stopped. (via Instapaper)