kitten wiggles ears while eating
i don’t even care if i reblog this twice a day every single day for the rest of my life
The Burning Monk- Thich Quang Duc (1993) sat down in meditation position at Saigon. He then poured gasoline all over his body and set himself alight. He maintained his calm meditative position and did not even make a sound while his body burned and then within a few minutes toppled over. His body was consumed but his heart remained intact. It was placed in the Reserve Bank of Vietnam and is called the Symbol Of The Holy Heart.
He wanted to show people that we can do incredible things when we practice mindfulness. He also wanted to show the world the injustice that was being perpetrated on the Buddhist religion and community by a repressive regime. Needless to say, it worked pretty well and the government softened up on the Buddhist. He is a remarkable symbol of the incredible power the mind holds.
Order of the Owl have a new album in the works! I’ve heard two new songs off of it already and it’s pretty fucking rad. Really stoked about drummer Joe Sweat providing vocals on the songs I heard as well. I really like the two-or-more voice dynamic in doom metal bands.
Nobody messes with Uncle Dan.
From the ever-amusing Forest & Stream - Vol. 45 (1895)
compiled songs from most of the music projects tied to folks currently living here. most songs are from 2013 or yet-to-be released (read: EXCLUSIVE). Ali made the cover incl. the dope DOT GOV logo.
Potty Mouth (western mass)
Slothrust (now based in Brooklyn)
Necklacing (central mass)
Cleansing Wave (worcester)
add more this can’t possibly be all of them
underrated western massachusetts hardcore.
outcasts in a sea of outcasts.
Super 8 short film by a 14-year old Lars von Trier, beautifully titled "Why escape from it you know you can not escape from? Why flee from the picture that needed your retina. Because you are a coward". YouTube.
Sex Worker Burn Out (SWBO) by Dr. Annie Sprinkle
or Remember: it’s not sex work, it’s you
STEP 1: Admit you are burnt out. This sounds easy, but it’s the hardest step. Our egos, as well as our incomes, are interested in feeling good about our work. It’s not easy to admit that you are a mess. See it as an opportunity to grow.
STEP 2: Take breaks and vacations from your work as a matter of course. Get sun, fresh air, take a boat ride. Spend time in nature. You may never even get crispy.
STEP 3: Spend time alone. Do something relaxing and meditative. Just a languorous candle-lit herbal bath can help wash away some burnout.
STEP 4: Get in touch with your true and deeper feelings and express them. Repressed emotions alone can create burn out.
STEP 5: Get professional therapy. It really can put things in perspective, and help you be more conscious about your personal challenges. Use only a non-judgmental, sex positive therapist. Be honest with yourself.
STEP 6: Start a support group with other sex workers. The BEST cure of all is to share your experiences with your peers who have had similar experiences. It’s very empowering!
STEP 7: Take good care of your body. Eat well, exercise, and get bodywork. A good massage can do wonders for a worn out whore or stripper.
STEP 8: Get your mind off sex work. Take a class, got to a funny movie, hang out with children or old people. Make a list of the ten activities that make you most happy, and the do some of them.
STEP 9: Be willing to make less money. Don’t let the client determine the service. Let the client know what YOU offer. Practice saying “NO”. Clean out your little black book. Decide what kinds of people you want to work with, and be willing to let those that don’t fit the bill go by. Develop your own style.
STEP 10: Create other sources of income. Look into other businesses and opportunities. Go to college or trade school, start a sideline so that you won’t feel financially trapped. When you need a break from sex work, you’ll have an alternate source of income.
STEP 11: Take a break from sex. Hey, you don’t HAVE to be sexy ALL the time! Give yourself a period of not having sex. Dress down. Don’t wear makeup. This can help recharge your battery.
STEP 12: If your SWBO is chronic, get the hell out of business. Perhaps you’re simply not cut out for sex work, it’s not fulfilling your needs, or it’s time for a change. You may need to leave the biz gradually, or go it ‘cold turkey’. If there’s a will, there’s always a way.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR PRECIOUS SELF
YOU’RE WORTH IT!
[Found on twitter.]
" Rongorongo is a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island that appears to be writing or proto-writing. Numerous attempts at decipherment have been made, none successfully. Although some calendrical and what might prove to be genealogical information has been identified, not even these glyphs can actually be read. If rongorongo does prove to be writing and proves to be an independent invention, it would be one of very few independent inventions of writing in human history….” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rongorongo
" Long ago, on a tiny island located in the most remote location of the Pacific and perhaps the world, a people migrated who brought with them scrolls of a mysterious hieroglyphics. This sounds like the beginning of a science fiction adventure, but it is a
reality and riddle integral to human history. Their original migrating chief‘s name was Hotu Matua and their island, Te Pito te Henua, the End of the Earth. Admiral Roggeveen and his crew introduced the island, today‘s Rapa Nui,to colonial Europe on EasterSunday, April 5th, 1721 and so they called it Easter Island.
From perhaps 500 c.e. Te Pito o te Henua grew to a few thousand inhabitants. The Gonzalez expedition of 1770 found a bountiful island with several gardens, one measuring 1.5 miles by 0.75 mile, filled with sugar cane, sweet potatoes, taro, yams,white gourds and more. The islanders were skilled in fishing while casting nets from theshore, cliff diving with spears and deep sea Tuna fishing.There was a vibrant ceremonial culture on Rapa Nui with a yearly Tangata Manu Bird-man Egg Hunt. The clan that found the first egg layed by the Sooty Tern would crowntheir chief as king of the island for the entire year. The clan chose a youthful contestantwho was required to swim two kilometres to the island of Motu Nui, the seasonal nestingsite. A tattooing rite of passage initiated this ceremony, with a great procession decoratedwith costume, dancing, feasting and chants. Tohunga
priests read the most sacred chantsfrom tablets of this mysterious hieroglyphs, called Tohau rongorongo writing boards….” http://www.academia.edu/2403322/Deciphering_Rongorongo_Rapa_Nui_Script_of_the_Easter_Island_Tablets