“I’ve only spent ten percent of my energies on writing. The other ninety went to keeping my head above water.”

skylightbooks:

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass."

—Maya Angelou

“Some creeks you simply loved, and seeing the railroad sign with the craggy gorge reminded me that we can proceed in our lives just as easily from love to love as from loss to loss. A good thing to remember in the middle of the night when you’re not sure how you will get through the next three breaths.”
— The Painter by Peter Heller
“Timing! was our code word for anything that didn’t quite work out. We would say it under our breath, a catchphrase for anyone who meant well and couldn’t help fucking up. Seemed to sum up most of the world”
— The Painter, By Peter Heller

Recent Reads

1. Americanah: I want to say something smart about Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, because the book itself was so smart and funny and wise and filled with empathy. The main character is so fully realized and alive in these pages. She’s vulnerable but prickly and the observations about race in America, especially the way it’s dealt with by liberal arts-educated professionals is super interesting. Ughhh, this book is so good. I have nothing smart enough to say about it.

2. On Such a Full Sea:  This one is hard to describe to other people when they ask you, what’s it about. On Such a Full Sea by Chang-re Lee  is speculative, future fiction about the quest of our young hero (who we are constantly told is special). I got wrapped up in the writing often and the plot occasionally. The biggest flaw I think, is that our super special hero never really does anything heroic, and just sort of floats from one episode to the next, biding her time and observing the scenery & characters (beautifully rendered). It’s interesting and surprising, a little scary and a lot sad. 

3. Sex Criminals: A comic about a couple whose orgasms stop time, decide to be bank robbers to save a library. What’s not to love? Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky is weird in the best ways.  

signedmotion:

Where do Peeps come from?

signedmotion:

Where do Peeps come from?

(via robdraw)

megwhat:

So very excited about this print we picked up this afternoon. (at Lockwood Shop)

My good friend and very talented artist made this! You’ve got good taste and Erin makes cool prints

whitneymuseum:

Happy first day of spring!

Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Le Pavillon de Flore in the Spring, 1907. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art

“My Saturday Night. My Saturday night is like a microwave burrito. Very tough to ruin something that starts out so bad to begin with.”
— I’m re-reading the Yiddish Policeman’s Union and I forgot how funny it is.