matthewkyle: Branches- Maps Of Wars I know some really talented people who play really fantastic music. check them out. beautiful souls who make good music.
U.S. Scrambles to Avert Palestinian Vote at U.N. →
“The consequences of that, however, remained unclear. In Congress, senior Republican lawmakers have introduced language in an appropriations bill that would sever American aid to the Palestinians if they proceeded with the vote. Representative Kay Granger, a Republican from Texas who is the chairwoman of the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said she had explained...
"today i heard ‘Sparks Fly’ by Taylor Swift and I...
-part of a voicemail i got after my first day of work from a good friend checking in on me to make sure my first day went well. it was interesting to notice which people i got “good luck on your first day” texts/calls from, but the people i would expect it most from-nothing. i guess that’s the ebb and flow of relationships in life. also-my house is really old and cute and i...
Just went into a real city and saw that Border’s is going out of business. This shows two things: I don’t get out much. &the world is ending. the Kindle is taking over and books are going to go extinct and we’re all going to become droids. Maybe I just won’t ever leave the mountains.
gutty: So great. I want to be in Yosemite right now. this is incredible. el cap swing, lost arrow spire, climbing in yosemite. amazing. I took campers into Yosemite today for the last time this summer. All summer I led trips into the Valley so that little children could experience hiking and exploration in this amazing place. Today as we left, sadness came over me, but then joy and gratitude...
Working really hard and being out in the backcountry are the things that make me feel most human. I think it’s because when I am doing either, I am usually really dirty. Stinky body; happy soul. Most nights I go to bed feeling fulfilled. I work hard and play hard, and I really couldn’t ask for anything more.
themoonwascheese: How can I, with the media constantly teaching women how to please a man, how to catch a man, how to keep a man, consciously teach my girls how to be themselves? With a man centered world how can I possibly explain to them that they matter? That their existence is not defined by their relationship with a man? How can I teach them that they are worth it when the world...
Today I went to Mammoth Pools and..
learned how to drive a boat and took campers tubing. went tubing. learned how to drive a wave runner, destroyed fellow staff members, and was destroyed on wave runner by fellow staff members. went paddle boarding for the first time. ate rattlesnake meat freshly caught, killed and grilled. win.
i love camp.
a lot. the campers and my staff rule. i don’t love that my laptop is taking its last few breaths, and every attempt to copy all my stuff onto my external is failing. looks like someone is buying a new computer with some of her savings. boooooo! but i do love that jake martinson is getting married in a few days and i get to be reunited with my fwiendssss!
I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.– Elsie de Wolfe (via amorette)
christians hate “sinners,” and athiests hate christians. people hate people for hating people. people hate people for not being open to others, when they themselves hate for what those people believe in. i don’t get it. we’re all a bunch of self-righteous idiots.
accepted the job.
i’m staying here until december.
is it possible that i just got offered a job from august to december and am considering just moving back to vacaville after the summer instead? who am i? i have two days to respond to the job offer. send prayers and good vibes my way for discernment.
just confirmed my trip to south america and paid the deposit. it’s such a small thing, but i feel so much more committed now and i’m stoked. south america- see you in january :]
this world is so much bigger than me.
it’s the simple and mundane. it’s attempting to hike half dome with 12 campers and it pouring down rain, but instead of just giving up, four staff members gave those kids one of the best adventures in yosemite valley that they may ever have. it’s dressing up like an alien, a cowboy, an international astronaut, a ninja, a russian spy, a starfish, an 80’s workout star, an...
On adoption, Christians should put up or shut up →
An opinion article rebutting Christians getting upset about homosexuals adopting. finally. someone says it like it is. “If you’ve spent any time in church, you’ve probably heard a sermon on Noah or Moses or David. But how many sermons have you heard on the biblical mandate to care for orphans?” The Bible mentions homosexuality (or what the mainstream church considers it) about six...
i’ve come to realize that 90% of dudes will, in a state of desperation, settle for girls they are not that into and/or hang out with girls they once talked crap about. it’s unfortunate that even some of the overall best guys are still, deep down, pretty dumb. i guess some girls are probably like that too, maybe we’re just not so obvious about it? i’m a lover, not a...
As of today, I am now a certified lifeguard. Holllerrr. This is just another step toward my quest to becoming a renaissance person. Summer staff is starting to trickle in, and it is giving me a bit of social anxiety. this is just the calm before the storm. but how beautiful the storm is once it gets going.
i love the people in my life, my circumstances, and the things i have going for me. how did i get so lucky?
someone said this awhile back
and i wrote it down in my journal: “you will never be in a relationship that’s healthier than you are.” so simple, yet so often overlooked. i love looking through my old journals. so many wisdom nuggets from others and learning experiences of my own to look back on.
Life is so crazy
It seems like just yesterday I was a little high school girl wandering around in Berkeley or Davis, watching the college kids walk around, wondering where they were going or what wonderful adventure they were about to revel in. I couldn’t wait to be in college, to “start my life” and be independent and be a “real adult.” Then my four short university years flew past me in a whirlwind of papers and...
Sometimes I’m an idiot/huge girl and I thank God for giving me a best friend who gently lets me know when I’m being an emotional asshole. She sometimes encourages me to do dumb things, but more often than not, she keeps me from doing things I will later regret. Sometimes I don’t know what I’d do without her.
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themoonwascheese: They have to be kidding. Congress is about to vote on worldwide war authority. This was long on the Bush administration’s wish list. Now, a few top congressional insiders see an opportunity to sneak it in to a “must pass” piece of legislation: the Defense Authorization bill. This expanded war…
we're old enough to know
but too young to care.
I’m having a hard time reconciling the feeling of relief that a proponent of violence in the world is dead with that of morose that hatred and more violence are our chosen paths to peace. This is not a happy moment; the killing of this man does not bring anyone back. It does not bring peace. I truly hope that one day we can instate a life of love and humanity as individuals so much so that...
Why do you look for the living among the dead?
On road home from Utah. 14 hours. So we decided to have church in the car. Read the resurrection story. Laughed at how cuckie Jesus is sometimes, and sat in awe at His glory. He is risen indeed.
My friends are talented and gorgeous. →
Go to this site and see the wedding shoot my friends Rachael Hershman helped create and Alexandria Manson modeled for. Leave a comment if you love it; they have an opportunity to win a $7000 advertising grand prize. The more comments they get they get, the higher they rank! Also check out Rachael’s blog: laceandlikes.blogspot.com. She is trying to get her start as a wedding planner! She is...