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Saturn floats. Our Country and Its Resources. 1917.

"Saturn, the lightest of the planets in proportion to its size, would float in water (if there were an ocean big enough to hold it!)"

Me, in a lit class with a bunch of 18 and 19 year olds:  Yo, hip kids. Man, these modernist poets are the bomb!



R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

also, i think it should be added that this is not to downplay 9/11, this is to bring to light ALL the cost that hate and violence brings.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

And today is always a day of praying and thinking and usually some crying for me, because I have been that person in a room full of people feeling alone and hopeless as can be.  

Suicidal thoughts happen to many more people than you realize, and not always the ones you expect.  And it breaks my heart, because I want everyone to know that there is real hope and God never stops offering us grace, no matter what.

Treat all the people you encounter according to the truth of who they are- priceless, unique people with feelings and struggles and dreams and so much worth.  Realize that everyone needs to be loved.

And please realize that one way to love people is to never belittle suicide or turn it into a joke.  Humor can bring people together, but it can also push people further away from trust and help if a very real tragedy is turned into a cruel gag.  I will never forget the punch in the gut I felt when someone made a joke about shooting himself in the head, six months into my recovery.  Don’t alienate people with flippant words.  Keep a door open for empathy and vulnerability.  

Friends, take care of yourselves and know that you are loved.

Know that you are never without hope or too far gone in any way.  

Love others and do not take them for granted.  


Target literally put a bird on it. (at Portland City Target)

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