“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: feminism and more.
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when you see this, do at least 2 of the following:
- drink some water
- take a few deep breaths
and don’t forget to
- eat, if you haven’t already
- sleep, if you need to
- take your medication, if you have any
please remember that you’re important and loved, ok, you’re amazing
"Agree to disagree" is white guy speak for "I understand you have an opinion but unfortunately, me."
Arlington approved a memorial for the 1st African American woman VA State Trooper, Jacqueline Vernon. #notsoulless [x]
(The title says she’s the first African American woman VST, but the article says she’s the first African American woman VST to be killed in the line of duty. Either way, what an admirable woman and good on Arlington for honoring her.)
.@wetatvfm , the @PBS station based in Arlington, is basically just awesome. #notsoulless [x]
- The public broadcasting notables at WETA as of July became owners of the nationally broadcast PBS NewsHour…
- Today the station has an $80 million operating budget and is revered as one of the top three public TV drivers of national public broadcasting content (along with WGBH in Boston and WNET in New York City).
- WETA is home to the towering Ken Burns—whose next project, on cancer, “will be as big as his Civil War series,” predicts Rick Schneider, WETA’s chief operating officer.
- WETA strives to be a good citizen of Arlington–its website carries the local history blog Boundary Stones by staffer Mark Jones.
This is what the Friends of the Arlington Planetarium kick-off event looks like. #notsoulless [x]
Children’s librarian Anne chats with Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette about the legend of Johnny Appleseed, before the launch of our new Garden Tool Lending Library. (at Arlington County Library Central)
In Arlington, you can check out gardening tools at the library. #notsoulless
timekiller-s replied to your post “Today feels so strange, because to the rest of the world, it’s just…”
Hugs to you.
Gentle reminder that men who refer to parenting their own children as “babysitting” are human shitstains that are not to be trusted.
Today feels so strange, because to the rest of the world, it’s just another day. I mean, it’s not really like that, because each person has their own stuff going on, but as far as me and my friends and my friend’s family, and his other friends, and everyone he touched in his life, there’s a huge difference that no one else notices.
Because he’s gone.
How weird that so many don’t feel the absence.
A friend of mine from college who I’d never became especially close with but who I always thought was a really great guy, who was about three weeks shy of his 25th birthday—yesterday I found out that he’d died. He’d ended his own life.
I’m still so shocked and in total disbelief. I can’t get my mind around it, and every time my mind returns to the thought (and it does this all the time, so many things remind me of him), my entire being screams its rejection. When I feel especially weak or am alone, I can’t help but sob.
My heart aches for his parents, who lost their only child, a son they’d had a bit late in life. For those closest to him, who feel all of this so much more than I do. For the lost future. For the world, which will never get to fully experience what he had to offer it. For this kind, smart, funny, young man who suffered and is gone.
I wish I’d had a chance to know him better. I wish he were still here.
May he rest in peace.
#ColumbiaPike, in Arlington: “the most highly concentrated tincture of ethnic and cultural diversity in VA…” #notsoulless [x]
- Wolf says this part of Virginia represents “what America has become and is becoming … and perhaps the face of the world too … this is what Peace looks like.”
- Today, the communities of the Pike include people from Sudan and South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Pakistan, Mongolia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ukraine, Egypt, Azerbaijan … the list goes on.
- What happened along Columbia Pike is a harbinger, some say; a window into the future of America.
- Change is coming to Columbia Pike once again. But in the meantime, it throbs with life, showing Virginia and the rest of the world how the challenges of diversity in twenty-first century can be met.