Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.John Burroughs (via observando)
I have spent a good many years since ― too many, I think ― being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that’s all.Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (via maxkirin)
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.Antoine de Saint Exupéry (via really-shit)
"Video released by the South Carolina Highway Patrol of an encounter between a trooper and a man in Columbia, SC on Sept. 24, 2014" (incident occurred on Sept. 4th)
This is unreal. As in it’s actually hard to believe it happened, but it did. The cop shot at him four times, hitting him once in the hip, because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, although it’s not even clear that that’s true. The guy is actually apologizing for being shot. It’s a matter of inches between being shot in the hip and somewhere that would have killed him. When Darren Wilson goes free, people are going to go c-r-a-z-y.
Reblogging in case you missed this. And here’s the Ferguson police chiefs video apology (47 days after Mike Brown was killed).
If you didn’t watch this video earlier, watch it now. Unreal is definitely the word.
A staggering 80 percent of Central American women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped.Is rape the price to pay for migrant women chasing the American Dream? (via kateoplis)
When an anti-gay preacher showed up at James Madison University, Christian students at the campus gathered around him to counter protest.
Hari Kondabolu on why Matthew McConaughey may not be the best ally of the gay community.
Gay couple in a DirecTV ad. It’s easy to assume that companies are making an empty grab for the gay-dollar, but it’s still nice to see some of us represented in media.