i know we’ve been absent for awhile - winter blues and then wrapping up school and all.
but i saw this today. and it cut straight to my heart.
We have long rested comfortably in this country upon the assumption that because our form of government was democratic, it was therefore automatically producing democratic results. Now, there is nothing mysteriously potent about the forms and names of democratic institutions that should make them self-operative. Tyranny and oppression are just as possible under democratic forms as under any other. We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle. It is only as those of every generation who love democracy resist with all their might the encroachments of its enemies that the ideals of representative government can even be nearly approximated.
Saw these guys live last Saturday. Never heard them/ of them before. Totally good show. I was a fan. Plus, the bassist was a girl (fan of that) and what is not to love about Grace Potter’s hair and dress.
Via io9.com - Sources include World Bank via Gizmag, U.S. Census, Internet World Stats, Department of Energy, NASA via AOL News, IUCN Redlist, Swiss Reinsurance via Globe and Mail and USA Today, USGS, Box Office Mojo.
home all day, don’t have to be anywhere til night, don’t get showered and dressed til last minute even though you weren’t doing anything all day, BE LATE
and then tumble about it before leaving
Yes. This describes many of my days. Maybe good, maybe bad.
Clare Owen has quite a good list of new year plans. I think I’ll borrow a few of hers and add that I plan on using the phrase “makes my heart melt” often. Why? Because it describes so many things so well. Like Clare Owen and her illustrations.
I hope you and yours have a heart-melting 2011.
A recent conversation my youth pastor and Ethan had regarding this picture:
Jason Patrick: I think we need a pros and cons chart here.
-the ladies dig it
-urination has never been easier
-you get a breeze
-playing bass in a kilt…dang it. I just fell in love with you a bit
-emergency roundhouse kicks are out
-it’s not fit for any sort of warfare/battle activities
-wrestling could be weird
-everyone would always be wondering if you’re wearing tighty whities under there.
-several people I know would lift it up to check if you’re wearing tighty whities.
It’s kind of a toss up.
These two never fail to crack me up.