Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must down to the seas again, for…
Weird Al handed George R.R. Martin a typewriter at the Emmy’s. TAKE THE HINT, GEORGE.
South Napa Quake: What Scientists Know So Far
"The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that shook Napa and surrounding communities on Sunday was the largest to hit the Bay Area in 25 years. More than 100 people were treated for injuries at Queen of the Valley Hospital, streets buckled and wine bottles flew from store shelves.”
Learn more about the earthquake at KQED Science and see additional photos of the aftermath at KQED News.
The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.
I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:
Next morning I got up and it did not.
The first day after a death, the new absence
Is always the same; we should be careful
Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time.
- Philip Larkin, The Mower (via caitlinfaith)
Shaun King via twitter
The conclusions presented here are a great example of how a pluralist democracy should work. I could imagine libertarians, tea party activists, and liberals coordinating on point #3 (reducing some of the abuse of police powers), even if they disagree on the other issues.
And I can see a broad coalition of people if color, those interested in poverty and inequality (regardless of race), and perhaps some religious groups cooperating on point #1 (about structural effects of inequality).
Unfortunately, the coalition around point #2 will be very small.
"But mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathing"
- Mary Oliver, from ”What Is There Beyond Knowing,” New and Selected Poems, Volume 2 (Beacon Press, 2005)