July 7, 2014


She Takes A Photo: 6.5 Years

YouTuber Beckie0 documents 6.5 years of battling depression, anxiety and a condition called trichotillomania, a compulsive disorder that causes people to pull out their own hair. 

Powerful stuff — highly recommend watching.

July 6, 2014

*a lot (love the list, tho)


*a lot (love the list, tho)

July 6, 2014

(Source: dancersaretheathletesofgod)

July 6, 2014

Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl


Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

July 6, 2014
"Almost half of America’s public school buildings were built to educate the baby boomers – a generation that is now retiring from the workforce.
Public school enrollment is projected to gradually increase through 2019, yet state and local school construction funding continues to decline.
Experts now estimate the investment needed to modernize and maintain our nation’s school facilities is at least $270 billion or more. However, due to the absence of national data on school facilities for more than a decade, a complete picture of the condition of our nation’s schools remains mostly unknown."

2013 Report Card for America’s School Infrastructure


(via weareteachers)

July 1, 2014
Getting Old

When that time comes, I only ask one thing.
Pretend that I have something like chocolate or even bird shit in my hair and murder that silver strand without giving me time to fully comprehend the situation. 

June 25, 2014
The Books

that so often taught me
about how things were
could not adequately describe

that taught me to dream
of places I could only imagine
could not answer questions
about reality.

that taught me to express
sentiment uncontrollably
could not physically convey

I turned to the books,
rummaged through pages
looking for answers
finding none.

You were in none of the books
nor was I.

We were
without any words
to shelter us,
caught in a storm
with no umbrella.

We were
without words
to idealize us
like a magic trick
that faltered.

We were
without words
to sing for us,
a song,
but no music.

And yet
you were in every book.
We were in every book. 


June 25, 2014
"The K-12 public education system is a big business, and anyone who’s worked for a big business knows that the worker bee’s are constantly the ones to blame, even though it’s the executives that are responsible for making the decisions that determine success or failure. The worker bee’s are merely doing what they’re told. In the education system, teachers are the worker bee’s, and it is just as absurd to blame them for the failure of our education system as it is to blame employees for the failure of a business. The fault lies at the top where the decisions that truly make the biggest impact are being made."

From 6 Reasons Why We Must Stop Blaming Teachers for Our Failing Education System


(via weareteachers)

June 25, 2014


Source: http://themetapicture.com/what-really-matters-in-life/



Source: http://themetapicture.com/what-really-matters-in-life/

June 23, 2014
Under the Pecan Trees

In sleepy San Elizario, TX
memories of Mexico linger
on the presidio’s misshapen

Cool night breezes
whisper the legends of Billy the Kid
and La Llorona
weeping for her lost children.

I lay under the pecan trees
remembering your face:
your coarse mustache
unashamed to tickle with every
balloon-cheeked kiss.

My six-year-old hands were warm
surrounded by your large calluses
those summers we spent
under the pecan trees
singing songs by Pedro Infante.


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