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dykevibes:

thecutestofthecute:

Mud + Pup = True happiness.

pupples

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tamorapierce:

awriterincowboyboots:

boneycircus:

thebest-memes:

"No matter how bad you fuck up at work, you didn’t fucked up this bad"

oh my Jesus



I … am … a librarian!”

tamorapierce:

awriterincowboyboots:

boneycircus:

thebest-memes:

"No matter how bad you fuck up at work, you didn’t fucked up this bad"

oh my Jesus

I … am … a librarian!”

beautifulemptyhomes:

Vancouver’s Next Homeless Shelter? A Beautiful Empty Home with a Ocean Views.

This stunning but utterly neglected home at 4749 Belmont is a poignant illustration of the waste which now characterises the City: (1) wasted social assets - an empty home; (2) wasted economic assets - an unrented home; (3) wasted environmental assets - wood, and other building materials that will be destroyed (not reused) following demolition or a fire. Who suffers from all of this waste? All of us who live in the City.

It is currently for sale for $25M:  http://www.remax.ca/bc/vancouver-real-estate/na-4749-belmont-av-na-wp_id97942341-lst It is unclear who would spend this kind of money on a demolition project.

What would it take for the City to exercise its power of eminent domain to seize the house for a homeless shelter? The city has failed abjectly to meet its targets on homelessness reduction and the provision of social housing units, so perhaps it could start pressing abandoned properties into service to meet these goals. 

The City’s most recent report on mental health indicates that for mental health treatment to be successful, patients must have a home; monitoring and treating someone who lives on the street does not work! One more reason to start making sure Vancouver’s Beautiful Empty Homes are lived in by all kinds of people - our city would be healthier, happier, and wealthier is that started to happen!

According to the Report, “a ‘housing first approach’ aggressively supported by appropriate community based treatment and other key supports can address homelessness and is a sound investment.” This approach should include the use of Beautiful Empty Homes for productive purposes; The City could negotiate longterm affordable lease arrangements from non-resident landowners to use the property for social services.

See the City’s report on treatment for mental health and addictions here: http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/mayors-task-force-on-mental-health-and-addictions-releases-first-report.aspx

(Source: odddelevingne, via sea-change)

greatestreality:

self-care suggestions beyond “have a bath” 

  • collect flowers for pressing
  • plan a trip in great detail 
  • memorise a poem
  • find and record sounds you love
  • customise a piece of clothing
  • read a book you loved from childhood
  • have someone do your hair/paint your nails
  • climb a tree (and spend some time there)
  • find a free local event to go to
  • visit an animal shelter
  • try to recreate a great meal you once had
  • record a fond memory
  • do something you think you can’t do 
I wish you could really see the light in here. It is autumn.

I wish you could really see the light in here. It is autumn.

tamorapierce:

tamorapierce:

archiemcphee:

This stunning installation of 888,246 red ceramic poppies was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper in commemoration of the centennial of Britain’s involvement in World War I. Entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, each flower represents a British or Colonial military fatality.

This staggering installation is a work in progress, with the ceramic pippies being planted by volunteers in the dry moat that surrounds the Tower of London. The planting process began a few weeks ago and will continue throughout the summer until a final flower is symbolically planted on November 11, 2014.

Visit the Historic Royal Palaces website to learn more about this moving project. You can also follow the progress of the volunteer planters by following the #TowerPoppies on Twitter.

[via Colossal]

World War One began one hundred years ago this year.

The world was never the same.

The poppy represents the fallen soldier in general and the soldiers of WWI in particular, after the poem, “In Flanders Fields.”

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses row on row

That mark our dead while in the sky

The larks still bravely singing fly

Scarce heard amidst the guns below

josma

google-dot-com:

Kathleen Hanna tells the Kurt-Smells-Like-Teen-Spirit story as she covers it.

thecutestofthecute:

More dogs with their babies.

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In the Middle Ages the word “spinster” was a compliment. A spinster was someone, usually a woman, who could spin well: a woman who could spin well was financially self-sufficient – it was one of the very few ways that mediaeval women could achieve economic independence. The word was generously applied to all women at the point of marriage as a way of saying they came into the relationship freely, from personal choice, not financial desperation.
A pretty pretty parking lot. Kinda love this view from @cotr_updates

A pretty pretty parking lot. Kinda love this view from @cotr_updates

This face is THE BEST! You know, minus the tuna salad stench.

This face is THE BEST! You know, minus the tuna salad stench.

Dis guy!! The cutest @josiowy

Dis guy!! The cutest @josiowy

(Source: friendswafffleswork, via nbcparksandrec)

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