I missed my run this morning because I went to sleep late, but goddang, it’s true that you should get most stuff off of your to-do list early in the day.
I took care of most of what I had to take care of starting at 8am and was feeling good by 2pm.
I spent an hour vacuuming the stairs and the general kitchen/dining area because I made a mess during meal prep.
I made a call that I was putting off but I’m glad I went ahead and did it anyway because now my service learning project business is sorted out.
I’m content, but I know the rest of the semester is not going to be this easy.
after they bury Michael Brown today
let us remember that the fight for justice is not over
please do not forget Ferguson
please keep Michael Brown on your mind, his family and friends in your hearts, and the city of Ferguson in your prayers
let us continue to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters fighting for justice & peace
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
– Unknown -
Tim Ferriss just tweeted this quote and I kind of love it.
“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
– Tim Ferriss (via observando)
Since the release of Blackfish, a documentary which chronicled the troubled life of the orca Tilikum (above), in 2013, the percentage of Americans opposed to cetacean captivity has risen to 50% (up 11% from a 2012 poll). SeaWorld’s attendance has dropped 13% in the first quarter of 2014, with earnings down 11%. The Blackstone Group, which purchased SeaWorld in 2009, reduced their holdings of SeaWorld’s stock to 25%. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is now considering ending their practice of displaying dolphins and retiring their animals to a sea pen. The ‘Blackfish effect’ has changed so many lives, but what about its star, Tilikum?
Despite a year of SeaWorld’s costly PR campaigns, YouTube videos and commercials touting their exceptional animal care, Tilikum and the other orcas at SeaWorld’s parks haven’t seen any real improvement in their lives. Their tanks haven’t been expanded, broken family bonds have not been repaired and Tilikum the deadly 12,000 pound bull orca is still floating like a cork in the dank pool that made him famous. After a year of protests, reduced turnstile clicks and constant attacks on their social media platforms, SeaWorld still hasn’t gotten the message and Tilikum, the one being whose existence should have been impacted the most by the Blackfish effect, remains untouched by its message.
SeaWorld is never going to volunteer to do the right thing by Tilikum or any of their 28 other whales, it’s up to us to #emptythetanks.
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Nahoko… has had… a lung hemorrage… Please come at once.
my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate