"Tiara" by Mark Doty

what could he do,
what could any of us ever do
but ask for it.

Why Heat The Building When You Can Heat The Person?

txchnologist:

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by Michael Keller

Fall is rapidly approaching and temperatures have already started to drop in some areas of the country. It’s time to figure out where the jackets got hidden at the end of last winter and whether the heater is up for the task this year. 

Residential and commercial buildings were responsible for 40 percent of all the energy consumed in the U.S. in 2013. That total makes the lighting, heating and cooling of indoor residential and commercial spaces the most power hungry of all users, beating industrial and transportation consumption by more than 10 percent each. Buildings also contribute almost 40 percent of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. 

Focusing in, it turns out that space heating is the biggest energy hog and accounts for 37 percent of the total power consumed by U.S. buildings in 2010, according to the Buildings Energy Data Book

Why isn’t there a smarter way than heating rooms regardless of whether people are in them or that the living things that occupy a space take up only a fraction of the conditioned area?

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"Love reading first, & the poetry will find its place… Then write, and love the work of writing."

— Rita Dove, via Poets via Post at the Academy of American Poets.

Who slept with whom; who wrote what

Tom Waits: The Piano Has Been Drinking -1977

(Source: youtube.com)

I have an article in the latest East Jasmine Review. It’s not free, but it’s very cheap. The article is about revising after workshop. The following is from the beginning:

You bring home a stack of marked-up copies of a manuscript you’ve shared with peers… . You plan on reading their letters to you with an open mind and you do, but you soon feel an overwhelming sense of responsibility and obligation to each of your critics.

This is after the writers’ workshop. You have good advice, conflicting advice, bad advice, creepy comments, inspiration, and encouragement. You also have no direction of what to do with what you’ve just been given.


(Source: Washington Post)

Ridiculous!

nirvananews:

Kurt Cobain’s letter to Courtney Love. The two would constantly leave letters/notes for each other to read around their Los Angeles apartment or Seattle home.

Never was really into Cobain—though I love Love!—I dig love letters and I appreciate this love letter.

(via nineinchnihils)

fishingboatproceeds:

aliewa:

grouchythefish:

ladyofpurple:

I like how the original title for The Fault in Our Stars is all poetic and then the Norwegians just translated it to “fuck destiny” and I think that’s beautiful

Aw man, I thought for sure this had to be bullshit but nope


Why is it always Norway

Norway, a nation where you can put the word “fuck” on the cover of a young adult novel.

fishingboatproceeds:

aliewa:

grouchythefish:

ladyofpurple:

I like how the original title for The Fault in Our Stars is all poetic and then the Norwegians just translated it to “fuck destiny” and I think that’s beautiful

Aw man, I thought for sure this had to be bullshit but nope

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Why is it always Norway

Norway, a nation where you can put the word “fuck” on the cover of a young adult novel.

"We stand in the rain in a long line
waiting at Ford Highland Park. For work.
You know what work is—if you’re
old enough to read this you know what
work is, although you may not do it."

— Philip Levine, “What Work Is.”

The California affirmative consent law in its entirety.

syria-freedom-2014:

Spain’s famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people have crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of Spain’s Pamplona for the start of the famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.

The fiesta, an uproarious blend of hair-raising daily bull runs and all-night partying, was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.”

Revelers wearing traditional white outfits trimmed with red neckerchiefs and cummerbunds gathered for Sunday noon’s launching of a firework rocket, which signals the beginning of the nine-day festival.

The regional government of Navarra said this year’s festivities would be patrolled by 3,500 police to keep the adrenaline and alcohol-fueled events as safe as possible.

Animal rights activists protested Saturday, warning that 48 bulls are killed at the festival each year.

(via samsthatoneguy)