This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund (via asgardian-feminist)
I had a patient in the clinic who really did not want an abortion but who had no resources to cover the costs of prenatal care or childbirth. She was single and without insurance coverage but made just enough money to be ineligible for state assistance. She already had outstanding bills at the hospital and with the local ob-gyn practice. No doctor would see her without payment up front.
We were willing to do the abortion for a reduced rate or for free if necessary. But she really didn’t want an abortion. Once I understood her situation, I went to the phone and called the local ‘crisis pregnancy center.’
"Hello, this is Dr. Wicklund."
Dead silence. I might as well have said I was Satan.
"Hello?" I said again. "This is Dr. Wicklund."
"Hello," very tentatively, followed by another long silence.
"I need help with a patient," I said. "She came to me for an abortion, but really doesn’t want one. What she really needs is someone to do her prenatal care and birth for free."
"What do you expect us to do?"
I let that hang for a minute.”
and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,
"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"
And the whole class just went
and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”
Lexus develops a three-dimensional loom for carbon-fiber parts (x)
I’m gonna dork out a bit here because like, holy damn, imagine being one of the engineers working on this and seeing it finally come together and start working, slowly churning out carbon-fiber, like, “holy shit”
After a long-fought battle in Australia, a python bested a crocodile and swallowed the reptile whole over a span of several hours in Queensland, Australia.
The snake reportedly fought the croc for five hours in Lake Moondarra. Winning the fight, the python constricted its prey to death. The estimated 10-foot snake then dragged the 3-foot croc ashore and proceeded to swallow it whole in front of a group of onlookers.
National Geographic identified the snake as an olive python and the croc as a Johnson’s crocodile, both of which are native to Australia. After its hefty meal, the python should be full for at least a month.
im…really upset now.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
Spirited Away: Chihiro + the space
The composition of these scenes in Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away always amaze me. Chihiro being so small in such a huge world is so representational of growing up in a place much bigger and scarier than you, and most of all, unknown, but in the midst of all that, there is a beauty and simplicity, regardless of the chaos.
As a whole, each of the shots pictured here utilize the rule of thirds, sweet spot, leading lines and perspective to keep the focus on Chihiro, but at the same time, the staggering amount of detail in the surrounding scenery and backgrounds deserve just as much attention.
And I haven’t even gotten to the technicality of the animation itself….
Oh, amazing world: Absolutely astounding photographs of marine worms, some previously unknown to science, by Russian photographer Alexander Semenov, taken at the Lizard Island Research Station near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the White Sea Biological Station in northern Russia – the most breathtaking thing since Mark Laita’s Sea series.
Vincent van Gogh
Trunks of Trees with Ivy, 1889
Oil on canvas
“ How beautiful would it be to find someone who’s in love with your mind. ”
30 Day Challenge // Day 23 // Something That Makes You Happy
I’ve learned how to cook since I moved out to California. It’s therapeutic. And delicious~ I garnish everything with a fried egg, and I never regret it.
me and your grandpa watched a show about magical romance at the laundromat because there was no other choice