Another Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection! This is a fascinating book. Even if you’re not blown away by the poems (and I think you should be), you have to marvel at the craft here. Muench pulls together lines from something like 180+ poets to create these fabulous poems all centered around wolves. The individual lines are terrific, but Muench puts them together in a way that makes them seem like they were written for each other rather than plucked from their original context and remixed into this one. I can’t wait to chat with her about her process and how these poems came to be.

"Rose McLarney’s second book of poems, Its Day Being Gone, is haunted with ghosts yet living. They suffer through a perpetually transforming landscape they barely recognize, performing labors that grow increasingly anachronistic and futile. Sometimes she observes them, sometimes she is one of them, but always, like an oracle, she reads them as omens of a landscape, a time, or a proud people on the way to being lost."

— Richard Jones reviews Its Day Being Gone by Rose McLarney (via therumpus)

What every household needs?

What every household needs?

oh-snap-pro-choice:

abolishhumanabortionaha:

Humans are humans before they implant into the womb. #Abolition #abortion #planb #prochoice #AHA

Except Plan B doesn’t actually prevent implantation, it prevents the EGG from being released and therefore prevents FERTILIZATION, or are they ‘precious babies’ before they are even conceived? Think carefully with that one.


So if humans are humans before they implant in the womb, then what happens to the souls of those fertilized ova which don’t implant? I mean, given that 40-60% of them are flushed out during a period, not to mention the miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies, we’re talking about billions of souls a year worldwide. Heaven is bursting at the seams with unborn souls. Unless God’s recycling them, of course. But that would be reincarnation so that’s out.

oh-snap-pro-choice:

abolishhumanabortionaha:

Humans are humans before they implant into the womb.
#Abolition #abortion #planb #prochoice #AHA

Except Plan B doesn’t actually prevent implantation, it prevents the EGG from being released and therefore prevents FERTILIZATION, or are they ‘precious babies’ before they are even conceived? Think carefully with that one.

So if humans are humans before they implant in the womb, then what happens to the souls of those fertilized ova which don’t implant? I mean, given that 40-60% of them are flushed out during a period, not to mention the miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies, we’re talking about billions of souls a year worldwide. Heaven is bursting at the seams with unborn souls. Unless God’s recycling them, of course. But that would be reincarnation so that’s out.

(via violetcoil)

kamilavender:

lazyscience:

jabberwockypie:

sharkchunks:

metalheadadam:

pimpinchilton:

commanderabutt:

shadow1423:

commanderabutt:

spaff-der-kegel-doer:

historynet:

seen on my face book feed(Anti-vaccination, modern)

"studies"

who has ever thought this ever

Don’t let your children drink water it might make them think drinking other clear liquids is okay do you want your child drinking bleach

don’t let your children walk, it might make them think its okay to walk away from home

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure not even people who use heroin believe it is beneficial.

Don’t let your child breathe air. Studies have shown thatin the event of a fire, children who breathe in air are much more likely to breathe in smoke than children who’ve never breathed air.

Don’t have a child. 100% of children grow up and die. You’re literally condemning your own children to die.

… Because they’re significantly more likely to die young from horrifying preventable diseases?

what. the actual. christing monkey FUCK. 



can’t stop laughing. ohmygosh. 

Okay, this thing is clearly a parody—look at the logo and website in the left lower corner and the logo they co-opted in the lower right. Also the phone number is missing a digit. But it’s a good example of the quality of argument that anti-vaxxers use, completely removed from evidence and rational argument. It wouldn’t surprise me if this showed up on an anti-vaxxer’s social media page and was put forward as a serious argument.

kamilavender:

lazyscience:

jabberwockypie:

sharkchunks:

metalheadadam:

pimpinchilton:

commanderabutt:

shadow1423:

commanderabutt:

spaff-der-kegel-doer:

historynet:

seen on my face book feed(Anti-vaccination, modern)

"studies"

who has ever thought this ever

Don’t let your children drink water it might make them think drinking other clear liquids is okay do you want your child drinking bleach

don’t let your children walk, it might make them think its okay to walk away from home

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure not even people who use heroin believe it is beneficial.

Don’t let your child breathe air. Studies have shown thatin the event of a fire, children who breathe in air are much more likely to breathe in smoke than children who’ve never breathed air.

Don’t have a child. 100% of children grow up and die. You’re literally condemning your own children to die.

… Because they’re significantly more likely to die young from horrifying preventable diseases?

what. the actual. christing monkey FUCK. 

can’t stop laughing. ohmygosh.

Okay, this thing is clearly a parody—look at the logo and website in the left lower corner and the logo they co-opted in the lower right. Also the phone number is missing a digit. But it’s a good example of the quality of argument that anti-vaxxers use, completely removed from evidence and rational argument. It wouldn’t surprise me if this showed up on an anti-vaxxer’s social media page and was put forward as a serious argument.

(via violetcoil)

Seems oddly appropriate

Seems oddly appropriate

This book is weird, and I think the only reason I finished reading it is because I felt I owed it to my southern heritage to have read at least one Walker Percy novel. So that’s done. I think I’m going to read some poetry now.

"We are breaking a new record in the U.S., and it is not one we want to break: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles cases are at a 20-year high. As of May 23, more than 288 cases have been reported this year. To put that in perspective, only 37 cases were reported in all of 2004. In 2002, measles had been declared eliminated in the Americas."

The anti-vaxx movement will get us all killed.

Congratulations, Jenny McCarthy!

(via wilwheaton)

We consider ourselves very fortunate that our work schedules make it so we don’t have to put the twins in daycare because of this very thing. They’re vaccinated, as is everyone in the house, but still, they’re young and vulnerable, and I would want to do serious damage to any parent whose kid passed along whooping cough before my kids were protected from it.

(Source: salon, via violetcoil)

bbcbaker:

I turned the library chalkboard into a “Dalek-board”. Happy Fourth of July, American (and non-American) DW fans!


Admit it. You said it in a Dalek voice, didn’t you?

bbcbaker:

I turned the library chalkboard into a “Dalek-board”. Happy Fourth of July, American (and non-American) DW fans!

Admit it. You said it in a Dalek voice, didn’t you?

(via doctorwho)

So I think I’m almost done with Earthsea. I can see myself revisiting these at some point. It’s good writing and an interesting setting and characters. I hear it’s called YA stuff, but it engaged me as an adult, so who cares tags. Read it.