A 2013 Toyota Prius has an 11.9 gallon fuel tank. The Hess station near my...– Theodore Brown on rethinking the way gasoline is taxed in the US. (via thisbigcity)
Historical Nonfiction: Toponymy →
historical-nonfiction: The title means the study of place names, their origins, and their uses. Here are a few interesting ones Over 1,500 years after they occupied parts of Spain, the Vandals, a Germanic tribe, are still present in name: the region in the south known as Andalusia is merely “Vandalusia” with the…
20th-century land use won’t help your city attract and retain 21st-century...– Kaid Benfield (via secretrepublic)
A Beginner's Guide to Crazy Wisdom →
utnereader: Crazy wisdom is more than a tradition—it’s something you can taste and try. A good place to begin is with The Essential Crazy Wisdom, by Wes “Scoop” Nisker (Ten Speed Press, 2001). It’s a somewhat sketchy history of the crazy wisdom tradition around the world—but its strength lies in its wonderful assemblage of life-changing quotes and stories. Tidbits like “Reality is a wave...
When public schools are judged by how much art and music they have, by how many...– Mark Naison, Fordham professor and social justice activist (via socialismartnature) YESS!!!
feministfilm: (Made rebloggable by request.) I... →
feministfilm: (Made rebloggable by request.) I just saw The Hobbit in 3D. Here is my feminist review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: I took my mother to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Christmas day because she has read all of Tolkien’s books at least eight times. My mom really likes Peter… Funny, funny
The FJP: Student Photojournalists: Here's a... →
futurejournalismproject: A reader recently asked us about scholarship opportunities for high school journalists, which I generally find harder to come by than college/grad level opportunities. That said, here’s a neat one, but note: the deadline is November 15, 2012. You have 6 days. The James Alan Cox…
We’ve got approximately half as much sea ice in the Arctic in the fall now as we...– Dr. Radley Horton on melting sea ice and how it can steer hurricanes like Sandy in unusual directions (via nprfreshair)
David Bergman: EcoOptimism →
unconsumption: Friend of Unconsumption David Bergman has launched a new blog: Subtitled “Finding the Future We Want,” EcoOptimism seeks to show how we can come out the other side of our concurrent ECOlogical and ECOnomic crises (ECOoptimism, get it?) in a better place than we started; that not only will the planet be healthier, but we, as individuals, as families, as communities and as a...
Group tries to legalize liquor sales in Madison... →
Woman Sues City Of Tulsa For Cutting Down Her... →
Is Madison County Arkansas a Food Desert? →
When my family first moved to Huntsville, we found that the prevailing belief was that it’s cheaper to drive to Fayetteville for groceries. We did that for five years. Every weekend we devoted at least four hours to shopping at the Supercenter, Aldis, and Sam’s Club. We would return home exhausted and our van full of groceries. We would divide the large packages of meat that we had purchased at...
Dad Took Me Fishin'... →
Dad took me fishin’. I was four, maybe five. I went to school in the mornings and spent the afternoons with a lady and her daughter. Dad picked me up. My brother was in the car. Dad was excited. He drove us to the Friedebach’s house. The Friedebachs weren’t home, but we went in anyways. Dad had a loaf of white bread and went to the kitchen. He was gonna show Trey and I how to make bread bait. He...
Tootie, Buddy, and their RV →
I found this picture in my grandparent’s album. My grandpa is in the red, grandma is standing behind him, and that is my great-uncle Lee’s meaty, Missouri farm boy profile. They are on the Gulf Coast, somewhere in the 1990’s. Tootie and Buddy were snow birds. Traveling to the Gulf every winter. Dipping into Mexico for vanilla, hammocks, and tourist plates. On the way home to Missouri, grandma...
Eliciting and fortifying a fierce pride in bucking political, emotional, and...– Seven Days of Queer Theory, zunguzungu (via thenewinquiry)
The New Inquiry: This refrain is repeated just... →
thenewinquiry: This refrain is repeated just about any time someone is forced to detether from a digital appendage. Forgetting one’s phone causes a sort of existential crisis. Having to navigate without a maps app, eating a delicious lunch and not being able to post a photograph, having a witty thought…