Being a huge fan of film for most of my life, it is no surprise that I have seen MOST of Robin Williams’ works. He never failed to make me laugh when he’d conduct interviews on talk shows and have the ability to make me cry in dramatic roles.
There’s so much I would like to write about him, but I just don’t have the ability to put it into words that could truly encompass my immense respect for his talent and the sadness his loss has incurred across the globe.
"O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning”
Thank you for sharing your talent with us for so many years.
March 26, 1993. A pleasant spring day in Seguin, Texas. But for one woman, it quickly became a nightmare.
A Kirby Vacuum salesman came to her door to offer an in-home demonstration. And while her children slept in the very next room the salesman brutally raped the young mother.
The salesman was a sexual predator on probation… …but the Kirby vacuum cleaner distributor had failed to perform a routine background check on him.
The woman and her husband went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Fighting for their right to sue Kirby. Six judges - Democrats and Republicans - ruled in their favor and they won.
But Greg Abbott sided with the company against the victim. Saying the company had no responsibility.
Thank god, this time…Greg Abbott lost.
Jon discusses the NFL’s “punishment” on Ray Rice for assaulting his wife.
Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that
kind millionairesmore people will see it and more support can be given. All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!
As the new school year approaches,
we are obviously in denialteachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget). Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby. Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.
Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies. In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped. I am in awe of the teachers in this community. After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year. If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist. If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.
So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.
Russell Brand is a funny man, but he is also incredibly intelligent. I respect him for speaking out and trying to change people’s perceptions on drug addiction.
This last week has been full of extreme emotions. Not just for me, but for my entire family. My cousin, who is practically my sister was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Doctors still don’t know if it has spread to any other nodes and she’ll find out this coming Thursday.
When my mom broke the news to me, I felt numb. I zone out daily and find myself crying. I rather it was me going through it, she’s not deserving of this. If there was any way it could get transferred to me, I would take it on.
People are quick to say, “Well, she can just have a hysterectomy and that should take away the cancer.”Since we were kids, I have known her to want to be a mom and the prospect of that occurring for her is diminishing.
I was told when I was 24 that it would be best for me not to have children, but I have never had a desire to be a mother. That news didn’t hit me hard, at all, but I know it’s aching in my cousin’s mind and soul.
The other day, I found myself researching egg retrieval and trying to figure out who in the family could be a surrogate.
I can’t even imagine what she is going through. If I am losing sleep, crying at the drop of a hat, and have no appetite…what is she feeling?
The Buddha says not to lose hope, for if we do, that’s our real disaster. So, I’ll hold on to that and take deep breaths while thinking positive thoughts.
She’s my person. She’ll always be my person.
Jake Gyllenhaal reads a sex scene between Ida and Vivaldo from James Baldwin’s “Another Country”. (x)
Can we talk about how much he rubs his thighs while reading? Cause that’s exactly how I look when I’m reading smut.