Photo 9 Aug 2,911 notes humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…. (Shaqlawa, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…. (Shaqlawa, Iraq)

Photo 2 Jul 32,489 notes humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."



This is the extended version of a conversation that I had over the weekend where I strongly urged someone close to me to NOT to tell a relative with cancer & just had a heart attack  - “Well, God just wants you to slow down.”    The person did not comprehend that it was a cruel statement, not a comforting statement.

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

This is the extended version of a conversation that I had over the weekend where I strongly urged someone close to me to NOT to tell a relative with cancer & just had a heart attack  - “Well, God just wants you to slow down.”    The person did not comprehend that it was a cruel statement, not a comforting statement.

Link 24 May 2 notes Cooking A Thing: Carbonara Thing»

I do love eating leftovers for breakfast and have eaten pasta for breakfast many times, but I have not made it fresh for breakfast.  What a lovely idea from Miz Ginevra!

mizginevra:

Carbonara is one of my favorite breakfast Things, because it can be as simple or fussy as you like. Portland it out with farm eggs and guanciale. Bodega it with ramen noodles and basil you stole from a neighbor’s garden. Rice flour pasta, if that’s what you do. It’s breakfast on pasta, how could…

Photo 22 Apr 2,238 notes humansofnewyork:

"My girlfriend caught me with another woman. Now she won’t even let me get my stuff out of the apartment! I said ‘C’mon, Sweetheart.’ And she said ‘Fuck you Motherfucker!’ I tried going back when she wasn’t home, to see if I could get the dog to open the door. But he was too small. Our last dog could open the door. But not this one."


There are so many of levels of awesome to this photo and his story: #1 - The animal pelt on this hat.#2 - The fact that this type of drama usually happens to the 18-25 yr old set not the 50+. #3 - Still loving the dead animal on his head.

humansofnewyork:

"My girlfriend caught me with another woman. Now she won’t even let me get my stuff out of the apartment! I said ‘C’mon, Sweetheart.’ And she said ‘Fuck you Motherfucker!’ I tried going back when she wasn’t home, to see if I could get the dog to open the door. But he was too small. Our last dog could open the door. But not this one."

There are so many of levels of awesome to this photo and his story: #1 - The animal pelt on this hat.#2 - The fact that this type of drama usually happens to the 18-25 yr old set not the 50+.
#3 - Still loving the dead animal on his head.

Photo 9 Mar ‘Traveler’s Paradise’ by The Cactus Blossoms is my new jam.
Link 16 Feb http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=IGUCozAYfJk&u=/watch?v=BVzwkn_ilwA&feature=share»

I do like this version of Royals from Alex Boyé.

Video 15 Feb 2 notes

It looks like my Tumblr is going to be a music and dog tumblr, which I am ok with.

This is the funniest dog video I have seen in a long time.

Photo 12 Feb ‘May Fair Boogie’ by Harlem KiddiesIt is the type of night where fast swing is called for…

‘May Fair Boogie’ by Harlem Kiddies
It is the type of night where fast swing is called for…

Photo 10 Feb ‘Home Again’ by Michael KiwanukaLately I have been longing for home.  Even though I am from the LA area, one would think that this is home, but I feel the need to be moving on.  Wonderful soft song.

‘Home Again’ by Michael Kiwanuka
Lately I have been longing for home. Even though I am from the LA area, one would think that this is home, but I feel the need to be moving on. Wonderful soft song.

Photo 7 Feb ‘Shout Bamalama’ by The Detroit CobrasAnd then the Detroit Cobras came along…

‘Shout Bamalama’ by The Detroit Cobras
And then the Detroit Cobras came along…

Photo 7 Feb ‘Orange Alert’ by The BriefsNow that I am on a Briefs tear, here, have “Orange Alert”.

‘Orange Alert’ by The Briefs
Now that I am on a Briefs tear, here, have “Orange Alert”.

Photo 7 Feb ‘Family Makes an Amusing 4th of July Video to Blinded by Stars’ by Breyer Family using Adrienne Young & Little Sadie’s songSo, my second favorite protest song during the GW Bush era was Adrienne Young and Little Sadie’s song “Blinded by Stars”.  Yes, it is a bluegrass song but with a BIG BITE towards the folks who got blinded by the stars & stripes.  The Breyer family provides visual accompaniment.

‘Family Makes an Amusing 4th of July Video to Blinded by Stars’ by Breyer Family using Adrienne Young & Little Sadie’s song
So, my second favorite protest song during the GW Bush era was Adrienne Young and Little Sadie’s song “Blinded by Stars”. Yes, it is a bluegrass song but with a BIG BITE towards the folks who got blinded by the stars & stripes. The Breyer family provides visual accompaniment.


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