The Fishbowl

My life long obsessions with the fiber & textile arts, Sci-Fi, music, and photography.

This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.

—Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via wordsnquotes)

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I finally activated my Divvy key

Drat my helmet is at the hostel.

So happy the post office finally found my mail for me. Thanks Dearborn Fort postal workers especially Ms. Chapman, and Mr. Austin for going above & beyond.

urihu asked: Remember how I admitted to you how I tried to read Annalects and couldn't understand it? Well, I applied to audit three online courses on Chinese literature and history so hopefully come 2k15 I will have made some progress on that front. :)

Very cool. The very best of luck to you.

aestling:

It’s microbe time again!

These are some of the guys I work with - I can assure you that they’re all complete bastards.

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sixpenceee:

VAMPIRE BATS 
Unlike other bats who have lost the ability to move around on land, vampire bats can actually run on land. They use their forelimbs as a means of force. This ability evolved independently with the bat lineage. 
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sixpenceee:

VAMPIRE BATS 

Unlike other bats who have lost the ability to move around on land, vampire bats can actually run on land. They use their forelimbs as a means of force. This ability evolved independently with the bat lineage. 

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huffingtonpost:

The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day
Most people know Labor Day as an extra day off of work. Fewer know the holiday comes from a time when the government was offing workers.
It all started with a bad recession in the early 1890s that reduced demand for railway cars, prompting Chicago railway magnate George Pullman to lay off workers and reduce wages. Many of his workers went on strike. The sympathetic American Railway Union refused to handle Pullman cars, hampering commerce in many parts of the country.
"The boycott tapped the deep and pervasive alienation of labor in general," historian David Ray Papke wrote in his 1999 book The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital in Industrial America.
Read on for the full history of Labor Day.

huffingtonpost:

The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day

Most people know Labor Day as an extra day off of work. Fewer know the holiday comes from a time when the government was offing workers.

It all started with a bad recession in the early 1890s that reduced demand for railway cars, prompting Chicago railway magnate George Pullman to lay off workers and reduce wages. Many of his workers went on strike. The sympathetic American Railway Union refused to handle Pullman cars, hampering commerce in many parts of the country.

"The boycott tapped the deep and pervasive alienation of labor in general," historian David Ray Papke wrote in his 1999 book The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital in Industrial America.

Read on for the full history of Labor Day.

The Kyriarchy Is Killing Us: Survey Says LGBT Women Poorer, Less Healthy Than Everyone Else

autostraddle:

The Kyriarchy Is Killing Us: Survey Says LGBT Women Poorer, Less Healthy Than Everyone Else

Because of sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and institutionalized discrimination, LGBT women are less healthy and less wealthy than everyone else in America. This is not a drill. The kyriarchy is killing us.

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Recently-released survey results from the Gallup Well-Being Projectspotlighted the differences between LGBT and non-LGBT men and women’s physical, social, financial, and community…

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wired:

Glen E. Friedman is responsible for many of the most iconic portraits of hip-hop, punk, and skating legends taken in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The best of these photos has been compiled in a new anthology called My Rules.

See more of Friedman’s shots of Ice-T, Henry Rollins, and Tony Hawk here.

(Source: Wired)