“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
—Allen Ginsberg, WD

citypilgrim, countrypilgrim  
Ask me a rhetorical question.

But breathed around me everywhere 

Here I became aware of the world’s tenderness, the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, the blissful bond between me and all of creation, and I realized that the joy I sought in you was not only secreted within you, but breathed around me everywhere, in the speeding street sounds, in…

(Source: larmoyante)

Benjamen Walker on SoundCloud 


The Message Of The Carriage Horses: Stop Human Abuse. It Is Wrong. 


What can we suggest to our American colleagues? To spend more time outdoors, practice yoga, separate their food groups and perhaps watch comedies on television.

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov on the U.S. government’s reaction to the annexation of Crimea. (via officialssay)

52 Wochen, 52 Städte - Fotografien von Iwan Baan


The Norty Boy by Edward Picot


Male-female sex ratios across the United States - 2010 [OC] [1800x1000]

"…fascinating. who knew?"


This percentage is at an all time low since polls began asking about it in 2001. Not encouraging.


Excited to plant this historic pansy mix from Seed Savers.  We’ll be starting seeds inside soon!  


Excited to plant this historic pansy mix from Seed Savers.  We’ll be starting seeds inside soon!  

Gay rights in the US, state by state | World news | 

A few years ago, reporter Sean Cole was working on a radio story and needed to interview the rapper Busta Rhymes.

Sean was living in Boston at the time, so he did a Google search for “Busta Rhymes” and “Boston” to see if Busta had any upcoming shows that Sean could stake out.

Google didn’t return any relevant tour dates. But it did give Sean a map, centering on a tiny speck of land in a neighboring suburb called Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

The tiny speck of land was labeled Busta Rhymes Island.


Meet Jonathan, St Helena’s 182-year-old giant tortoise

by Sally Kettle

Our world is full of weird and wonderful creatures, many of which amaze scientists and non-scientists, alike. But is it true that a living tortoise could have started its life in the first half of the 19th Century?

Jonathan is a rare Seychelles Giant Tortoise. His lawn-fellows hail from the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean. Aldabra Giants number about 100,000, but only one small breeding population of Seychelles tortoises exists.

St Helena was born as a violent volcano, and along with Ascension and Tristan du Cunha in the South Atlantic, is famed for its isolation and close-knit society. Jamestown, its capital, became a centre of commerce for the East India Company in the 17th Century…

(read more: BBC News)

b&w photo taken 1900


Spring migration of birds has begun in North America, and one of the early migrants is the Black and White Warbler (Mniotilta varia). These gorgeous little birds have already started to show up in the Southern United States.

photo by Laura Gooch

(via: The National Audubon Society)


LP, Western MA

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