Kids play T-ball, then baseball; they play games and have practice every week...– Meira Levinson talking about her new book No Citizen Left Behind. (via bostonreview) Wow. Just, wow. Quote of the week. (via motherjones)
Read a book - it might save your life!
But the whitewater swept him over a 10-foot waterfall. He managed to pull himself onto a narrow rock shelf just before the main falls. In the water, Hickman said he just focused on keeping his feet pointed downstream, like a character in a book from the popular “Pendragon” series he once read. That advice may have helped save his life.
Dear Baby: Vote NO on Amendment One →
dearbaby: I implore you, fellow North Carolinians - please do not take away the rights of our fellow citizens. Regardless of your views on gay marriage, voting for an amendment that strips away basic rights that thousands of NC citizens hold today is not loving our neighbors. It is not protecting the weak, the minority, “the least of these”. It is a deeply flawed piece of legislation that will...
Is There A Loneliness Epidemic? Ctd - The Dish |... →
From one of Sullivan’s readers: Today is my birthday, and I was hit hard by how lonely I’ve become in the the age of Facebook. I got like 57 birthday wishes on FB - many from people I barely know. These messages depressed me because they were so meaningless. Meanwhile, I got a record low number of phone calls - or even personal emails - from friends. Part of this was because, hey,...
Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake! →
kateoplis: “I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar. It’s true that some rich folks put at least some of their tax savings into charitable contributions. My wife and I give away roughly $4 million a year to...