The desire to assess the effectiveness of [Open Space] is surely justified and...– Harrison Owen, creator of Open Space Technology (my own experience, having a meeting organizer watch the agenda form: “It took me six weeks to create the schedule for the last event. You just did it in 15 minutes.” Except, of course, I didn’t. The group did.)
We think of it as a sort of traffic accident of the heart. It is an emotion that...– Diane Ackerman (via BrainPickings)
In a lot of the chick lit, depicting women slightly older than me, the sexual...– Zadie Smith. Pair with Smith’s 10 rules of writing. (via explore-blog)
When two consenting adults who care for one another more than anything in the...– Matt Booth (Room 101 Cigars), in “Sucka fo’ Love”
Process is about letting yourself be open to that which presents itself. You can...– @ControlEnthused speaking on “Rope Bondage: Process vs. Product” for @kinkacademy
Modern Kung Foole Proverb “Unfortunately, it turns out that writing a...
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves,...– Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island (via freesoulfreethinker) [_]3 (via shipwreckedinsc)
I is for Insertable →
Part of the A to Z Challenge, with one of my favorite pics ever.
testing tinyvox Testing one two trees
There has to be pain. That’s the rule.– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the shore (via adenoviridae)
helenavonsalome: “You need not expect to get your book right the first time. Go to work and revamp or rewrite it. God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention. These are God’s adjectives. You thunder and lightning too much; the reader ceases to get under the bed, by and by.” -Twain, Letter to Orion Clemens, 23 March 1878 (thanks, I needed...
With so much reading ahead of you, the temptation might be to speed up. But in...– Francine Prose: How to Read Like a Writer (via BrainPickings)
chaosghost: I like women to be ladies, and there... →
thegoddamazon: chaosghost: I like women to be ladies, and there are certain things ladies don’t do. Ladies don’t dress like two bit whores, ladies dont smoke cigarettes, and ladies don’t drink alcohol and get drunk. Ladies should be ladies, not sailors. Hi. I’m Aisha. I’m a fucking Sailor and a fucking lady. As a United States Sailor one of my jobs is to protect the rights of fuckwit...
Review: Njoy Pure Wand →
elspethdemina: The Pure Wand monkey? Off my back. Review that took over a year to get the guts to write, and had me scared friends would revoke my sex toy reviewer card and never speak to me again, is up. Please don’t hate me. Great review (both for honesty & style) of a great toy.
In Defense of Seduction →
ardensirens: Click above for my newest blog post on why the lifestyle of seduction is the noblest way a person can choose to live. Seduction as a Noble Path? Yup.
‘I think you are talented and passionate, Isabella. More than you think...– The Angel’s Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A lot of the things I’m writing here go to the basic notion of what we think...– Dean Spade (via staceymayfowles)
Here’s what our parents never taught us: You will stay up on your rooftop...– “Here’s What Our Parents Never Taught Us,” Shinji Moon (via thatqueerlatina) Thanks. I needed this.
And all their logic would fill my head: As that I had no right to play With...– Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time . I think this is the perfect answer to Harlan Ellison’s rant about how “amateurs” are ruining the world.
We are social beings. When bad shit happens to us, it’s not just about the bad...– Oh god, this. A thousand times this. (What to Say If Your Best Friend Tells You She Was Raped.) So relevant to this city right now. Outrage now, please.
You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on...– Margaret Atwood (via staceymayfowles)
We roll cigars from well aged twigs and smoke them. Then we scream and yell at...– Jonathan Drew in a Cigar Press interview on the blending process.
There are other tasks available (such as teaching aspiring righters how to pick...– Mike Vardy
Ms. Sybil Hawthorne: real feminists don't gaze at... →
amandapalmer: i won’t link to the full review of our show the other night, or even name the publication (if you care, google), because i don’t want to give the writer the satsifaction of the hits. but can i talk for a moment about how incredibly much this pisses me off? thanks, i will…. Some people are just too cool for words.
I'm gonna start screaming, "OEDIPUS!" instead of...
rapedollieangelina: so much winning
I’m looking for other haggard pros with some scars on their souls, with...– http://bit.ly/QAqWVa