Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else? Do you find yourself worrying about how other people feel? Do you prefer quieter, less chaotic environments? If the above sound true to you, you may be highly sensitive. The personali…
Yep. This is me.
Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida discovered a Florida Panther kitten while conducting research in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The kitten had a dangerously low body temperature, was non-responsive, and was much too young to be separated from his mother. Because the kitten would have died on his own, they brought him to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples. He is now continuing his recovery at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
See the video and read the whole story at Zooborns.
BILL, THERE YOU ARE. I’VE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR YOU. JUST KIDDING, OF COURSE. EVER SINCE YOU FUSED WITH YOUR DESK CHAIR AFTER A STAGGERING AMOUNT OF OVERTIME AND HAD TO BE ENCASED IN A NUTRIENT-RICH JELLY SUBSTANCE TO MAINTAIN YOUR BASIC BODY FUNCTIONS YOU HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO LEAVE THE OFFICE.
THAT’S ACTUALLY WHAT I’M HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT, BILL. I’M SURE YOU’VE NOTICED WE’VE BEEN MAKING SOME CUTBACKS RECENTLY, AND I PROBABLY DON’T NEED TO TELL YOU THAT A JELLY TANK COSTS THE COMPANY A PRETTY PENNY IN UPKEEP AND MAINTENANCE.
IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL, BILL. YOU’RE A GOOD WORKER. EVERYONE CAN SEE THAT. IT’S JUST A NUMBERS THING.
I really could start updating this thing again. A lot of random, funny stuff happens here in this headspace, and around it.
Oh, also, I had a baby last month. Probably some good material there.
Until I get things sorted out, here’s some entertainment: http://iwilbloom.tumblr.com/
By the way tumblr, this is my new ride. Hi, how ya been?
The new hoTTness is much better. I approve.
Prepare to hear me talk about the film Fruitvale Station a lot in the coming weeks. It is a moving, beautiful, horrific tale of the most unjust murder of Oscar Grant by the Bay Area Rapid Transit police.
I cried. I felt emptied emotionally and then felt that emptiness replaced with rage. No report on Oscar Grant can come close to humanizing him the way actor Michael B. Jordan did. Every actor in this film deserves extreme high praise for the care with which they played their parts. I felt present in the lives of those portrayed, and their loss was my loss.
There is so much bullshit to which we can devote our time. I know I’ve done more than my fair share. However, I implore you: if you have ever respected my opinion on any matter, trust me in this insistence. See this film. Endure the discomfort and pain with the knowledge that your experience of it is discretionary and for too many such pain and victimization are recurring and obligatory.
Visit the film’s very active website and commit to taking even modest action, even if just sharing this post.
Listen to my friend Dahni-El Giles and I discuss the movie in our raw emotional state moments after leaving the theater.
Check out the work of Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff at The Center for Policing Equity, #policingequity
Devote some of your own precious resources—your time and empathy—to this moment. I thank you in advance as do all who believe in and work toward a more just world.
I’m still crying.
I read a lot about the events on which this movie is based when I saw the first trailer for it several weeks ago. I plan to see it. You can start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BART_Police_shooting_of_Oscar_Grant
tbt: in honor of turning 30 next tuesday (!!!), here’s me (with sara and zach) at my 20th birthday party.
The Wall of Man! That thing lasted more than five years. Amazing.
I barely recognize us.
Grown up, homemade “spaghetti-o’s.” That’s right.