I really love this screenshot.

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. 


I really love this screenshot.

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. 

I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between sea and land. The border is longing; when both have fallen in love but still haven’t said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.
Snufkin, Moominvalley in November. (via becomingroux)

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"Most writers, even the brilliant ones, produce B+ stuff on their own. It’s editing that makes it A+." 

Today’s important reminder, courtesy of Anne Helen Petersen.


Fantastic Mr. Fox

"I guess my point is, we’ll eat tonight, and we’ll eat together. And even in this not particularly flattering light, you are without a doubt the five and a half most wonderful wild animals I’ve ever met in my life. So let’s raise our boxes - to our survival."

Y'All Come: The Bitter Southerner Inaugural Membership Drive

You’ve Built the Community. It’s Time to Raise the Town Hall.

Excerpt from The Bitter Southerner’s membership drive page: 

"We took several hours on a Sunday afternoon in the late spring, and we went to work on Step 1: Vision. This is what we came up with:

The Bitter Southerner envisions a South whose people are known for their creation, innovation and forward thinking as much as they are known for their grace, hospitality and conviviality.

We liked that picture. It felt good when we closed our eyes and thought about it.

But the mission part — the part where you lay out how you’re going to achieve the vision — proved harder. And of course, it took a kid who’s 24 years younger than me to help crystallize our thinking. The Alabama rocker Lee Bains III didn’t mean to do that, and we didn’t ask him to, but as I talked to him about what drove him to create his music, it became apparent that we were both kinda traveling the same road. If you want to read the full quote, please go back and check out our story on Lee and his band, the Glory Fires. But for our purposes today, we’ll just pull a small piece of it:

“It doesn’t matter where your parents were born or what religious tradition you follow or what type of person you find attractive; if you say you’re a Southerner, then you’re a fucking Southerner, and we need to hear about it.”

Lee’s words focused us on two very critical realities: The reality that our home, our South, the place that made us, must absolutely be part of who we are — and that to deny it is folly. Every person desires the ability to claim their own home, their own communities, their own roots, as part of their identity. Like it or not, home makes us who we are.

The reality that we have — over the last three or so decades — allowed “the South” to become defined in extraordinarily narrow terms. We wish the Thompson and Robinson families well, but the sparkly pinks of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and the olive drabs of “Duck Dynasty” are not the only colors on the Southern palette. And it’s gotten to the point where those of us who either won’t or just can’t fit these narrow stereotypes can no longer claim our Southern identity comfortably and with pride. Thus, we are bitter.

We realized that our goal — at its very core — is to create a place in which every Southerner can proudly claim his or her roots. This is our mission:

The Bitter Southerner exists to support anyone who yearns to claim their Southern identity proudly and without shame — regardless of their age, race, gender, ethnic background, place of origin, politics, sexual orientation, creed, religion, or lack of religion.

To do our part, we will focus our work on the two things we do best: telling stories and convening discussions, 24/7 in the online world and every chance we get in the real world — for the sake of the story and for the love of the South.

And in the process, we’ll have a drink or two.


All of Leslie’s compliments to Ann

Everyone needs a best friend :)

Everyone needs a best friend like Leslie Knope.

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I see diversity as simply viewing ‘difference’ as a good thing. In terms of media and journalism … diversity of opinion and perspectives, and of course the different lenses of people, are vital ingredients for a lively, balanced and enriched debate across all media, and I strongly feel journalism can play a powerful role in creating cohesion and understanding through dialogue. However, the media industry does attract criticism (in places, rightfully so) of being exclusive and not diverse enough, and I think it’s fair to say that it is a heavily networked industry. Working in media, and journalism more specifically, is a complex yet rewarding career that does require a high degree of determination, know-how, self-assurance, and passion to succeed; opinion and perspective are paramount. So if we can promote pluralism through diversity, that is always a good thing.
Yasir Mirza, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at The Guardian, speaking about diversity in BuzzFeed’s "13 Top Editors On How They Think About Diversity In Their Newsrooms"



aaaand now I’m crying.

This one. This is the one that did me in.

O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up — for you the flag is flung — for you the bugle trills.

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Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.