“What if we chose to live close enough to work and the grocery store that we didn’t need gas at all? What if we chose to reject gas as a necessity, therefore placing the power back in our own hands? I suggest walking, biking, living in close knit communities where long distance travel is a rarity. Instead of sprawling out and increasing our dependence on limited resources, we should be drawing together and fostering sustainability. The only real freedom is freedom from want. Let’s stop wanting gasoline.”
The kids ARE alright.
sierraelizabeth on Gas Prices (via thisbigcity)
7:24 am • 17 September 2012 • 54 notes
“The petroleum institute has spent an estimated $37 million so far on television ads this year alone.”
Fossil Fuel Industry Ads Dominate TV Campaign NYTimes, Sept. 14, 2012
Of course, the ads are convincing Americans to avoid new taxes and regulation on oil and gas production and oddly (Tea Party listening?) maintaining the government’s subsidies for these industries.
12:48 pm • 14 September 2012
I am becoming very afraid of the people who live in this country. Or perhaps just the people who answer their phones and agree to take a survey.
I am speechless. Speechless! I have no speech.
4:38 pm • 11 September 2012 • 331 notes
“There is a connection between boredom and the desire for chaos. Despite many disguises and bluffs perhaps she had never stopped wanting chaos.”
A brief excerpt from Zadie Smith’s NW, her first novel in seven years.
(Written on an old Smith-Corona portable typewriter on loan from the generous Tayari Jones, photographed at the Penguin Press offices.)
8:07 pm • 4 September 2012 • 2,500 notes
A good wake-up call.
Favorite quote of the season.
9:39 am • 7 June 2012 • 252 notes
Internet’s over, people. Maurice Sendak just won.
Fresh Air remembers Maurice Sendak
Higher praise there could not be. —Wright
11:53 pm • 8 May 2012 • 16,789 notes
San Francisco’s first parking protected bike lane on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. This kid is screaming with excitement.
9:19 am • 5 April 2012
Here’s your wonky map of the day accompanied by a sort of political junky’s Rorschach test.
I think I can spot a dinosaur’s face about to eat Chicago. What do you see when you look at the maps?
Swing dancers in Pennsylvania.
Hawks just west of Baltimore.
6:33 pm • 30 March 2012 • 196 notes