Lara Southgate

Thoughts on literature, writing, and media

01 Oct

mymodernmet:

The National Geographic Photo Contest is back and accepting more amazing entries in the categories: People, Places, and Nature. This year’s winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to the NatGeo headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015.

01 Oct

captainhanni:

i love planet earth and the fact that is an actual real creature

30 Sep

ohnoproblems:

ohnoproblems:

natellite:

"the raven" only its about macklemore. thanks for following my blog

once inside a thrift shop dreary, while i browsed there, weak and weary,

over many a quaint and curious greatcoat of forgotten bore—

while I nodded, puissance sapping, suddenly there came a yapping,

as of some one whitely rapping, rapping at my bargain store—

“‘tis some visitor,” i muttered, “rapping at my bargain store—

only this and macklemore.”

hello again, old friend

30 Sep

Meanness vs. Cruelty

I admit that I was thrilled by their meanness. They beat up whites and Blacks with the same abandon, and liked each other so much that they never needed to learn the art of making outside friends. My mother was the only warm, outgoing personality among her siblings. Grandfather became bedridden during our stay there, and his children spent their free time telling him jokes, gossiping with him and…

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29 Sep sh8-bit-angora:

needthisbook:

Ten Major Artists:

Wong Wong & Lulu

Pepper examining himself before commencing a self-portrait

Pepper’s self-portrait

Tiger the spontaneous reductionist

Misty goes off the wall

Minnie, the abstract expressionist

Minnie’s Reindeer in Provence, 1992.

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey at work

Ginger’s Stripped Bare Birds, 1992.

Princess, the elemental fragmentist

Charlie, the peripheral realist

this literally makes me so happy

sh8-bit-angora:

needthisbook:

Ten Major Artists:

Wong Wong & Lu Lu

Wong Wong & Lulu

Pepper gazing into the mirror before a self-portrait

Pepper examining himself before commencing a self-portrait

Pepper painting his self-portrait

Pepper’s self-portrait

Tiger

Tiger the spontaneous reductionist

Misty in action

Misty goes off the wall

Minnie: abstract expressionist

Minnie, the abstract expressionist

Minnies finished work

Minnie’s Reindeer in Provence, 1992.

Smokey contemplating

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey at work

Ginger's 'Stripped Bare Birds', 1992.

Ginger’s Stripped Bare Birds, 1992.

Princess' 'Regularly Ridiculed Rodents', 1993.

Princess, the elemental fragmentist

Charlie the peripheral realist

Charlie, the peripheral realist

this literally makes me so happy

29 Sep nemfrog:

Fig. 1. Arteries of the human body. A new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences. 1763.

nemfrog:

Fig. 1. Arteries of the human body. A new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences. 1763.

29 Sep

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Book review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an insightful, engrossing story told in plain but beautiful English. Yes, it has depressing points — Maya Angelou’s life was clearly not easy, and not only because she was a black woman growing up in the (racist, segregated) South. However, this story still includes moments of triumph and humor interspersed…

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28 Sep

I Am the Garden | Mirah

I Am the Garden - Mirah. I love this song and the album - #changinglight - by @mirahmusic. Great for fall as the light actually changes.

It’s fall. The leaves are changing; the light is changing. Everything has that golden cast to it. And I was looking out at the sky as the sun was setting one day, the rays falling on the bushes and a chain-link fence, and this song came on my iPod. And in that one butter-gold moment, everything felt explosively, radiantly beautiful.

[spotify id=”spotify:track:5eAqnxYZjS7PMuID7jNWVl” width=”300”…

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28 Sep wildunicornherd:

In ISRO’s Bangalore control room, women scientists in colourful saris hug each other after spacecraft Mangalyaan makes it to Mars orbit. The image sparked reactions and debate across the Internet. Photo by Manjunath Kiran.

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) made history with its successful first-ever Mars orbiter mission. It came in at a cool $74 million—a fraction of recent NASA projects.

By the way, Mangalyaan is on Twitter and chatting with fellow spacecraft Voyager, because this is how we live now.

The bravest of us all @NASAVoyager, having ventured out the farthest. We’re here for you.— ISRO’s Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) September 26, 2014

wildunicornherd:

In ISRO’s Bangalore control room, women scientists in colourful saris hug each other after spacecraft Mangalyaan makes it to Mars orbit. The image sparked reactions and debate across the Internet. Photo by Manjunath Kiran.

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) made history with its successful first-ever Mars orbiter mission. It came in at a cool $74 million—a fraction of recent NASA projects.

By the way, Mangalyaan is on Twitter and chatting with fellow spacecraft Voyager, because this is how we live now.

28 Sep

parliamentrook:

mythicarticulations:

Who’s a good boy? You’re a good boy!
Who devours the flesh of mortals? You devour the flesh of mortals!

Poseable “Cerberus in a Can” now available in our Etsy shop.

good product, good design and packaging, great photos, A+++