April 9th, 2014

The 90s as we don’t remember it!

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April 8th, 2014



Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

It took me a long time to realise why the male age line isn’t straight, but it’s because the years along the bottom axis aren’t equally spaced. Good visualisation of a depressing point, otherwise.

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Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion… Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.
Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell by Marty McConnell
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April 6th, 2014


on particularly cold days, the homeless puppies of china’s jiulongjiang forest park will bark until this canteen stove is lit by workers, and then spend hours huddled around it for warmth.

china has an estimated 130 million street dogs who are subjected to a policy of extermination in most cities (including live burial). many of the dogs are abandoned when owners move into high rise buildings that either don’t have room or don’t allow the animals.

having dogs as companion animals was only recently made legal in china, as it was considered a bourgoise pastime by mao zedong, who saw compassion for non human animals as counter revolutionary. it remains illegal to keep a dog taller than 35 centimeters in the cities, though this law is increasingly being defied.

attitudes towards animal welfare in china are changing as a growing urban middle class has seen more people wanting to keep dogs as companions. that said, it is still common for dogs to be beaten to death in the streets — often by police officers and in broad view of young children — as no animal welfare or cruelty laws yet exist in the country.

but as mang ping, a professor at china’s central institute of socialism, notes, “ancient manuscripts show that animal protection was the first activity to be regulated by the ancient dynasties,” adding, “our culture is embedded in benevolence, which is the core of buddhism [and daoism]. if we lose benevolence, we lose chinese culture.”

and benevolence, along with shifting attitudes, is what you see in these photos. no longer are the animals viewed either as food or a nuisance. learn more about dog welfare in china at animals asia foundation and the above links.

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April 1st, 2014

“I was irritated by the way he conflated his own shifting needs with an impersonal destiny. I want it, therefore…it’s in the stars!” 
― Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth


“I was irritated by the way he conflated his own shifting needs with an impersonal destiny. I want it, therefore…it’s in the stars!”

― Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth

February 27th, 2014
Another place to scribble.. turned 5 today!

Another place to scribble.. turned 5 today!

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January 28th, 2014


दोपहर तक बिक गया बाज़ार का हर एक झूठ
और मैं एक सच लेकर शाम तक बैठा रहा

January 22nd, 2014


i can hear english people tearing up in the distance

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September 27th, 2013

accidents — you never have them till you’re having them.

Too good to miss out on this :) #Pooh

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September 13th, 2013


J.K. ROWLING ‘The fringe benefits of failure’

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