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Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking brings us close to the actual existing world and its wholeness.
-Gary Snyder


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The snake is a Great Basin Rattlenake (Crotalus viridis lutosus) from the Wasatch Mountains just east of Salt Lake City, Utah. The snake was a rescue, having been removed from a backyard and returned to the wild. She was curious and good natured and never once rattled at me. What a sweetheart!

Photograph and text by David E. Jensen

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Skateboarding in Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. 

Watching this will immediately make you cooler. Seriously, take a few minutes from your hard-scrolling and chill with this.

Thanks imageoscillite.


Sailboat dream by Thomas Leth-Olsen on Flickr.

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When I published No Logo a decade and a half ago, readers were shocked to learn of the abusive conditions under which their clothing and gadgets were manufactured. But we have since learned to live with it—not to condone it, exactly, but to be in a state of constant forgetfulness. Ours is an economy of ghosts, of deliberate blindness.

Naomi Klein (via azspot)

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The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach pairs up with monster Tuareg guitarist Bombino for a dream-team album. The result balances tightly coiled melodies with wide-open, Saharan spaciousness.

oh baby, so good. NPR is no longer streaming. search it out. 



[Tuareg rock!


I’ve been saving this pic for my 500th follower!

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”Katie Harris is photographed with her Appaloosa. Harris made most of the horse trappings as well as her own traditional outfits herself, including the bead work. Some of the trappings are passed down from older generations but the girls like to make their own to continue the tradition.”  Erika Larsen: In search of a horse, National Geographic


[I wonder what Alex would think about this.]


Cryin’ Sam Collins. My Road is Rough and Rocky. 1931.

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Gold Ivy and Fruit Wreath found in Chalkidike, Macedonia, Greece, late 4th century BC

From the era of Philip II of Macedon, Alexander the Great’s father. It consists of 30 gold leaves and two sets of fruit. Archaeologists have unearthed only two similar Macedonian wreaths. They claim that they were used by priests during Dionysus’ feast.

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Bees are artists too. 

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The word “hell” has a checkered career. In the New Testament, “Gehenna” [the term translated as “hell”] is the smoldering rubbish dump outside the southwest corner of Jerusalem. To be sure it has other, bigger resonances, but when Jesus talks about being condemned to Gehenna, the first thing it means is, “If you, Jerusalemites, don’t come the way of peace, your entire city is going to be transformed into a large-scale extension of your own smoldering rubbish dump.” That is the very sharp-edged warning in the gospels. Hell is actually something that happens on earth when people don’t follow God’s way of peace.

N.T. Wright (via azspot)

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Very interesting also are the effects of fatigue, of temperature, of stimulants, and of poison.

[Datura stramonium; Jimsonweed, Devil’s Trumpet, Thorn Apple.]

[“In Virginia there is a plant called Jamestown weed, whereof some having eaten plentifully become fools for several days; one would blow up a feather in the air, another sit naked, like a monkey, grinning at the rest, or fondly kiss and paw at his companions, or sneer in their faces”]

NATURE 1902 | Nature, Volume LXVI, May to October 1902

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