Sometimes you are having a really long week and then the universe reaches over, taps you on the shoulder and reminder you that you have the most amazing people in your life. The kind of people who post Sister Act clips, the kind of people who make Back in the Habit references on their Facebook status updates (thank you Jess Agi) and the kind of people who send you funny giraffe pictures. You all improve my life.
Nation's largest food forest planned for Seattle's Beacon Hill Neighborhoodtakepart.com
Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.
This is an incredible idea. I am so exicted to be close enough to enjoy it.
“No one could blame American women here if they all suddenly decided to leave the country saying, ‘That’s it, we’re fucking out of here, this is complete bullshit.’ There has been a debate on contraception in the last week so ludicrous that part of me was wondering if it was in fact a performance art piece, to make us all question how terrible it would be to live in a country where something like this could actually happen.”—John Oliver on American contraception debates, The Bugle 183 (via sixpencesoulcake)
“The story Katims came up with “parallels what happened to Mike Leach … a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case,” Berg said. He described it as a “great redemption story,” saying that the would-be film would focus more on Coach and Mrs. Coach than on anyone else. Does Coach really need a redemption story? Isn’t he the most perfect human ever to walk among us?”—
Peter Berg Reveals Friday Night Lights Movie Plot — Vulture
Yes, he is the MOST PERFECT HUMAN.
So excited for this movie. I miss these characters.
“The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.”—
Thomas Jefferson (via thoughtsdetained)
It has been a week of wins for gay rights: my home state of Washington has passed marriage equality in both the house and the senate, Proposition 8 was deemed unconstitutional by the 9th district Court of Appeals and a discriminatory amendment to the state constitution being introduced in New Mexico was squashed even before it hit the floor.
So often there are more setbacks than success in this struggle. Let us take a moment to appreciate and enjoy these victories.