"This is not a political decision." Governor Deval Patrick (D—Mass.) Tale of two governors on compassion for immigrant kids. (P.S.)
My heart soars at those for whom simplicity is a spectacular thing. Sigrun Hodne, Still Things to Do.
Here’s another example of someone who cherishes the simple beauty of life. (I adore cows. In fact, next on my bucket list is “pet a cow.” Yes, I know. I have small dreams. But that is just me — and who else could I be?)
"Likewise, every story — fiction or non-fiction — leaves room for the next writer, the next era, the next leap of imagination or understanding." Michelle Nijhuis, My daughter insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl and I’m her willing conspirator in updating the classics for our times.
Cattastic. Self, Runaway ‘Official Video’.
"Being full of energy for five hours sounds horrible." Jay Skarlow
Prescription for summertime horrible: The large branches of weeping willows make the best spots to dream and drift. And if you can smell salt water as you sit there eating a small bag of taffy or reading your favorite comic book, you are golden.
Jump in, jump in….
Hypnotic thing, staring down at the blue. Over time, sea water seeps into the blood, becomes the binding force of soul. To leave it is to not breathe. One way or another, I will once more fill my lungs with boat and waves, buoy bell and gull — and even in death, I will breathe.
There is always the temptation in life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for years on end. It is all so self conscience, so apparently moral…But I won’t have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous…more extravagant and bright. We are…raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus.
Art by Matthew Daniel Swan
Nice NPR video, How We Decompress From Stress.
"People in Detroit aren’t just urban gardening. They’re starting a new mode of education. They’re trying to give children the education to be ‘solutionaries’ rather than people who are going to get jobs in the system." Civil rights icon Grace Lee Boggs on Detroit, the limits of protest organizing, and what she’s learned over seven decades of activism. Small Rebellions
Art of the Title: We Are The Giant.
Filmmaker MP Cunningham tells the story of “stalker photographer” Alex’s dangerous, and to my mind, appalling hobby in the short documentary, The Observer.
"A GOP staffer was arrested for carrying a 9mm into the Capitol complex because the only place Congress won’t allow guns is in their offices." Joel Ingersoll
Whoa — lost track of time. Hungry and tired, i’m off to remedy both. Enjoy your evening.