“You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone / And a world made of lies and polyester. / Congratulations.” Angry, energized words from an angry, energized woman. (Editor’s note: strong language.)

via WOMANIFESTO — Discover


Fond of Cemeteries (in Autumn)

Dripping sunlight on monarchs while they race over the Rockies in October. Rugged leaves grazing over cemeteries during those silent Autumn months. A continual crack in the soil releasing pages of history and full, wispy spirits that spill out into the patient atmosphere. An endless calculation of the breaths once taken from the lines of mirroring white frames displayed by a single slate of stone. Once so obscurely unique and innocently tucked into colored identities built upon social expectations and historical formalities. Once living by questions and risks and wondering what this, right here, might be. The sound of feet walking across hollow acres of sliced grass, lying down bundles of fulvous blossoms to the condensed scripts of those who got away. Now off tiptoeing in the wind. A presence strolling through lavish gardens and sitting in at readings of literature and listening to music above outlaw field. A gentle, muted haunting off in the intervals of space, not quite where you think they would be. Life that has more to see than ostentatious, velvet lined walls – posed numb in a nameless chest.

Rusty Patched bumblebee listed endangered after habitat loss in U.S.

From Yahoo News Miami (AFP) – US officials for the first time have placed a bee found in the continental United States on the endangered species list. Authorities said Wednesday the move was taken after a precipitous decline in the rusty patched bumblebee population, due to pesticides, disease and climate change. These once common bumblebees […]

via Bee placed on endangered list after US habitat loss — sentinelblog

A Baby Boomer’s Hot Take on Millennial Activism: Matt Giles

There aren’t a lack of #hottakes on the internet that attempt to fashion some sort of correlation between millennials and previous generations, and how much of an impact the youngest demographic of voters have had on our political climate. This period of our country’s history will be a popular form of anthropological study years from now, as researchers study the protests and other reactions from both the left and right to the ascendancy of President Donald Trump.

via A Baby Boomer’s Hot Take on Millennial Activism — Longreads