The proposed solution to our environmental problems is no longer a matter of saving a few watts, using less plastic or stopping an oil pipeline; they are tantamount to a call for freezing the infrastructure. It is our entire industrialized lifestyle that is obsolete, and without a cultural revolution that shatters the logic of the industrial system, we are lost. The alternative is theology, not ecology — the birth of a new Golden Age which cultivates what Russian novelist Chyngzy Aitmatov calls the “divine spark.” The issue is not man’s tools, but man’s spirit.

If our data is the oil of the 21st century, then why aren’t we all sheiks? We’ve all been sharing, but the smart ones have been collecting…Privacy. Transparency. Surveillance. Security gap. I don’t want to hear about it. These are sloppy downplayings of a radical new condition: We don’t own ourselves any more. We are digital serfs.

(We are told to surf the web, but in the end, the web serf’d us.)

Looks like we’re having kitten soup for dinner…#badcat

Looks like we’re having kitten soup for dinner…#badcat

12:44am
Reblogged from dawtaofsehkmet
wandrlust:

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 — William Eggleston

wandrlust:

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 — William Eggleston

Great things I’ve recently discovered: “Stuff Happens with Bill Nye” and moonshine jelly. Did you know that your toothpaste may be endangering orangutans in Borneo? (Brother Nye’s about to tell me how and why.)

Great things I’ve recently discovered: “Stuff Happens with Bill Nye” and moonshine jelly. Did you know that your toothpaste may be endangering orangutans in Borneo? (Brother Nye’s about to tell me how and why.)

10:00pm
Reblogged from kimyadawson
I broke our only shot glass while reaching for a cup to fill with water and photograph as a passive aggressive response to the dozen photos of lattes that were clogging my usually interesting Instagram feed today. Karma at its finest, folks.

I broke our only shot glass while reaching for a cup to fill with water and photograph as a passive aggressive response to the dozen photos of lattes that were clogging my usually interesting Instagram feed today. Karma at its finest, folks.

The first month of home ownership has been pretty glamorous! Set up a second rain barrel, planted some garlic, winter onions, kale, lettuce, and Jerusalem artichokes, baked the first batch of cookies on our new oven-from-the-future, and will get the first mortgage payment in the mail in the morning. This old house is feeling homier and homier! The back door has miraculously not fallen off, the gap at the bottom of the front door is plugged with a towel to (hopefully…maybe) deter cockroaches from entering until we get proper weather stripping. Lucy (the cat-teen) kindly took out a poor mouse for us and left only it’s head on a tiny stake as evidence of the kill. The resident stray cat is the most annoying fucker I’ve ever met, but we’re still becoming fast friends. I laced his kibble rations with de-wormer this morning and he was malnourished enough to eat it without hesitation. Poor fella. Other wildlife sightings have included a hummingbird, squirrel, possum, snails, and the termites munching on our shed. 

Native wildflowers.

Native wildflowers.

Uhhhh…

Uhhhh…

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Cherry Pinup Girl Reversible Half Apron One-of-a-Kind One Size Fits Most Red Black Vintage Detail

Check out my apron-modeling debut, folks! These beauties are made by my neighbor and friend Sue Ellyn. She’s a full-time mama and makes soaps and stitched things every chance she gets so feel free to buy a thing or two and help her turn a hobby into a hobby that will pay the bills. <3 

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9:15pm
Reblogged from rustbeltjessie

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