1. Why are police calling the people of Ferguson animals and yelling at them to “bring it”? Because those officers in their riot gear, with their tear gas and dogs, want a justification for slaughter. But inexplicably…we turn our attention to the rioters, the people with less power, but justifiable anger, and say, “You are the problem.” No. A cop killing an unarmed teenager who had his hands in the air is the problem. Anger is a perfectly reasonable response. So is rage.

    …How dare people preach and condescend to these people and tell them not to loot, not to riot? Yes, those are destructive forms of anger, but frankly I would rather these people take their anger out on property and products rather than on other people.

    No, I don’t support looting. But I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. I question a society that values property over black life. But I know that our particular system of law was conceived on the founding premise that black lives are white property…

    […]

    Nothing makes white people more uncomfortable than black anger. But nothing is more threatening to black people on a systemic level than white anger. It won’t show up in mass killings. It will show up in overpolicing, mass incarceration, the gutting of the social safety net, and the occasional dead black kid. Of late, though, these killings have been far more than occasional. We should sit up and pay attention to where this trail of black bodies leads us….
    Brittney Cooper, from the article In defense of black rage: Michael Brown, police and the American dream  (via athomewithlana)

    (via emilione)

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  2. Made a lizard friend today

    Made a lizard friend today

    2 weeks ago  /  4 notes

  3. Picked this up when Buddy Holly was on his ” I’m Trapped In Between Worlds, Existing Only In The Form That You Knew Me, This Is Not Who I Am, Leave Me Alone And Just Let Me Die, Please.” album tour

#nightvale

    Picked this up when Buddy Holly was on his ” I’m Trapped In Between Worlds, Existing Only In The Form That You Knew Me, This Is Not Who I Am, Leave Me Alone And Just Let Me Die, Please.” album tour

    #nightvale

    4 weeks ago  /  2 notes

  4. Home in one photo.
Shot outside of Oklahoma City.

    Home in one photo.

    Shot outside of Oklahoma City.

    1 month ago  /  4 notes

  5. Goddamn I love The Hold Steady (at Great American Music Hall)

    Goddamn I love The Hold Steady (at Great American Music Hall)

    1 month ago  /  1 note

  6. Headed into the city with @e_ione for #sfpride

    Headed into the city with @e_ione for #sfpride

    1 month ago  /  8 notes

  7. .@e_ione gave me some Kodak Vision 3 movie film repackaged as 35mm still film. Shooting it this weekend in my M4 :D

    .@e_ione gave me some Kodak Vision 3 movie film repackaged as 35mm still film. Shooting it this weekend in my M4 :D

    2 months ago  /  1 note

  8. Witnessed a Bob’s Donuts challenge tonight and it was a sight to behold. Sadly, the guy didn’t quite make it, but I was cheering him on.

    Witnessed a Bob’s Donuts challenge tonight and it was a sight to behold. Sadly, the guy didn’t quite make it, but I was cheering him on.

    2 months ago  /  1 note

  9. This isn’t the greatest photo ever, but the view was incredible.

Taking the Vespa out at night is always a solid decision.

    This isn’t the greatest photo ever, but the view was incredible.

    Taking the Vespa out at night is always a solid decision.

    2 months ago  /  2 notes

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