That stupid spinning wheel on the top of the tumblr page keeps making me dizzy. I’ll be back when it’s gone.
Portland Oregon, living large, always hungry for sleep. I also tumblr-blog a fashion doll site under kikialso, and a Samuel Delany fanblog called "The Tides of Lust," under samueldelany. Relentlessly curious. Lots of irons in the fire. I proudly buy my groceries from the Alberta Co-op.
"There is all the difference in the world between the criminal’s avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedient taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or will." —Hannah Arendt
Love this before and after shot of First Avenue Improvements in New York.
The reallocation of space is mainly done with painting on the pavement, allowing pedestrian plazas to be built in one weekend. It responds to design guidelines gathered in the Street Design Manual NYC DOT released in 2009.
I happily unfollowed this guy I know who, as part of a protest the other day was in a crowd blocking the street and not letting a city bus get through, when I told him the bus needed to be allowed by, he agreed and when I asked him to help clear people, he shrugged and walked away. anarchism without responsibility for the people whose neighborhood you’re disrupting is just assholism. no time for that
You go through life for a long time thinking, No one has ever suffered the way I’ve suffered, my God, my God. And then you realize — You read something or you hear something, and you realize that your suffering does not isolate you; your suffering is your bridge. Many people have suffered before you, many people are suffering around you and always will, and all you can do is bring, hopefully, a little light into that suffering. Enough light so that the person who is suffering can begin to comprehend his suffering and begin to live with it and begin to change it, change the situation. We don’t change anything; all we can do is invest people with the morale to change it for themselves.James Baldwin (to Nikki Giovanni, 1973)
But, baby, it takes people a very long time to learn very little. If you consider your own life, if I consider my life, when I think how little I’ve learned in, after all, a fairly long time, and what it has cost me to learn whatever I’ve learned, and then face whatever it is I’ve learned, and then act on it, takes a long time.James Baldwin (to Nikki Giovanni, 1973)
when i was in college, a girl handed me a note saying how much she liked me. i'm was super shy and also hella gay, so i ignored the note, but i think about that girl from time to time. like how's she doing? anything like that ever happen to you?scoticus
well, a guy who was staying in my house walked into my kitchen where i was doing a crossword puzzle and talking on the phone to mikey, and he had a boner and told me he couldnt sleep, and then my roommate came in the house and the guest-guy went back to his bed, and it never came up again. and i still wonder, 25 yrs later
i feel like i asked you that six to eight months ago
shoulda gone for it tho
shoulda woulda coulda. I bet he would’ve been fun. he talked about fractacls often, and smoked enormous heaps of pot.