Most people miss their whole lives, you know. Listen, life isn’t when you are standing on top of a mountain looking at a sunset. Life isn’t waiting at the altar or the moment your child is born or that time you were swimming in a deep water and a dolphin came up alongside you. These are fragments. Ten or twelve grains of sand spread throughout your entire existence. These are not life. Life is brushing your teeth or making a sandwich or watching the news or waiting for the bus. Or walking. Every day, thousands of tiny events happen and if you’re not watching, if you’re not careful, if you don’t capture them and make them count, your could miss it.

You could miss your whole life.

Toni Jordan in Addition

Song: “What Are We Waiting For?” by Amiina

This reminds me of the Adventure Time episode that ends with Finn showing Jake a future of them washing dishes together and Jake just says, “That’s what I’m talking about, that’s what I’m talking about.”


Late Night Music: Rose Cousins, This Light


You in this light
I give up my fight
In the deepest of the night
I give up my fight

I wanted to say
That though time gets in the way
I want you to stay
I want to stay

Here in this dark
We have made a spark
It has made a mark
Oh my heart



P.S. Change your passwords and stuff if you didn’t already.

For your protection though. Damn security professionals Taki g away one of our nation’s greatest spying tools. How will we stop the terrorists now?


An Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx was recently destroyed in open court by a Bronx Criminal Court Judge. The judge was livid about the D.A.’s failure to turn over exculpatory evidence to the Defense during a rape trial. The Defendant spent eight months in prison awaiting trial, and the…

God bless the judge.

I am (or try to be) a partisan of pluralism, which requires respecting Mozilla’s right to have a C.E.O. whose politics fit the climate of Silicon Valley, and Brandeis’s right to rescind degrees as it sees fit, and Harvard’s freedom to be essentially a two-worldview community, with a campus shared uneasily by progressives and corporate neoliberals, and a small corner reserved for token reactionary cranks.

But this respect is difficult to maintain when these institutions will not admit that this is what is going on. Instead, we have the pretense of universality — the insistence that the post-Eich Mozilla is open to all ideas, the invocations of the “spirit of free expression” from a school that’s kicking a controversial speaker off the stage.

And with the pretense, increasingly, comes a dismissive attitude toward those institutions — mostly religious — that do acknowledge their own dogmas and commitments, and ask for the freedom to embody them and live them out.

It would be a far, far better thing if Harvard and Brandeis and Mozilla would simply say, explicitly, that they are as ideologically progressive as Notre Dame is Catholic or B. Y.U. is Mormon or Chick-fil-A is evangelical, and that they intend to run their institution according to those lights.

I can live with the progressivism. It’s the lying that gets toxic.

Ross Douthat. NO. KIDDING. I have never in my life co-signed anything more fervently than I co-sign this. (via ayjay)

This needs to be read and understood.

(via ayjay)


Bus Driver, handmade collage

This guy is fifty fifty. Sometimes I don’t have any idea what he’s doing. Other times it is fantastic


Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

Yaroslav Gerzhedovich