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thewaitinglist:

14 August 2014 | As of 1:09PM today there are 123,303 people on the organ transplant waiting list. If you are currently waiting for an organ transplant, and are interested in sharing your story with me and The Waiting List for our #wearewaiting photo series, this is the submission guidelines to participate.
Deadline is Friday August 29, 2014.
Thank you in advance for sharing your story with me and The Waiting List, and for being a part of our #wearewaiting photo series.
Together we will help #endthewaitinglist one story at a time.
— DYL | Founder & Creative Director | The Waiting List

thewaitinglist:

14 August 2014 | As of 1:09PM today there are 123,303 people on the organ transplant waiting list. If you are currently waiting for an organ transplant, and are interested in sharing your story with me and The Waiting List for our #wearewaiting photo series, this is the submission guidelines to participate.

Deadline is Friday August 29, 2014.

Thank you in advance for sharing your story with me and The Waiting List, and for being a part of our #wearewaiting photo series.

Together we will help #endthewaitinglist one story at a time.

— DYL | Founder & Creative Director | The Waiting List

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thewaitinglist:

"I went to the salon and got my hair and make up done today. I missed having pink hair :)" — @the_waitinglist contributor Angel Boston of Reading, PA. Angel has been waiting for a lung and bone marrow transplant since 7/2/13. (Photo by @anangelfish) // #endthewaitinglist #angelswait

thewaitinglist:

"I went to the salon and got my hair and make up done today. I missed having pink hair :)" — @the_waitinglist contributor Angel Boston of Reading, PA. Angel has been waiting for a lung and bone marrow transplant since 7/2/13. (Photo by @anangelfish) // #endthewaitinglist #angelswait

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thewaitinglist:

"For a moment I had forgotten that my daughter was sick and is in need of two life-saving transplants. For a brief minute, Angel was another normal 12-year-old girl. Laughing and talking about kid stuff and NOT about being sick or transplants. She was making plans to come back for her birthday to get her nails done. And then the moment was over when I had to pick up her oxygen tank up to place it on the wheelchair. Angel sat back into the wheelchair to get wheeled to the stairs where she had to go to get her hair washed. Watching her walk up 3 steps was heartbreaking. But true to her nature, Angel did not complain. It’s hard as a parent to watch your child suffer and not be able to help. And for her to smile through it all never ceases to amaze me. She had to sit and catch her breath before she could do anything else. The staff was wonderful and saw what a struggle this was, and the next time she had to do the stairs, they helped me carry her in the wheelchair down the stairs. I can’t help but be sad that this is her life right now. I know this is temporary and she’ll have the life that she deserves but I rather it come sooner than later." — @the_waitinglist contributor Sara Boston of Reading, PA. Her daughter Angel has been waiting for a lung and bone marrow transplant since July 2, 2013. (Photo by @aisboston) // #endthewaitinglist #angelswait

thewaitinglist:

"For a moment I had forgotten that my daughter was sick and is in need of two life-saving transplants. For a brief minute, Angel was another normal 12-year-old girl. Laughing and talking about kid stuff and NOT about being sick or transplants. She was making plans to come back for her birthday to get her nails done. And then the moment was over when I had to pick up her oxygen tank up to place it on the wheelchair. Angel sat back into the wheelchair to get wheeled to the stairs where she had to go to get her hair washed. Watching her walk up 3 steps was heartbreaking. But true to her nature, Angel did not complain. It’s hard as a parent to watch your child suffer and not be able to help. And for her to smile through it all never ceases to amaze me. She had to sit and catch her breath before she could do anything else. The staff was wonderful and saw what a struggle this was, and the next time she had to do the stairs, they helped me carry her in the wheelchair down the stairs. I can’t help but be sad that this is her life right now. I know this is temporary and she’ll have the life that she deserves but I rather it come sooner than later." — @the_waitinglist contributor Sara Boston of Reading, PA. Her daughter Angel has been waiting for a lung and bone marrow transplant since July 2, 2013. (Photo by @aisboston) // #endthewaitinglist #angelswait

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jackassgardener:

What About the Failures?

I started this blog to highlight all the many many several many failures in the garden I was learning from.  And lately I’ve been just posting success after success like I’m some kind of gardening super genius.  This is not so - I am manipulating the media; I am indeed still an idiot.

Case in point, everything in this post.  I shall highlight each of my mistakes shown above.  

1) Red Warty Thing Pumpkin.  That’s actually its name, and as a container gardener, I desperately want to know the joy of having big ugly pumpkins growing in my very own yard.  Instead I have ugly disintegrated pumpkin vine, which, while ugly, is not as rewarding. 

2) Compass Plant.  I love prairie plants a whole lot.  So much so, I ordered a bunch from Prairie Moon Nursery.  However, the thing about prairie plants is that they have giant roots.  I can only lie to myself for so long.

3) Brandywine Tomato.  Do you see a theme emerging?  I have never grown a large-sized tomato in containers and even the ones that appear look all zombie-fied.  God dammit, give me a god damn yard!  All these people wasting their land on stupid grass.

4) Beans.  I don’t remember what kind of beans, but I have a ton of vines with no flowers or pods at all.  I don’t know why my beans are impotent, but it might have to do with the fact that I grew these from beans I found on the kitchen floor, planted in a tiny pot, got two bean pods to grow, and then planted those beans in a bigger pot.  So now they have room, but are mutants who refuse to be delicious.  I’m sure science can explain this.

5) Lance-Leaf Coreopsis.  COVERED in black aphids.  This year I’ve seen black, grey, red, orange and green aphids.  While I am impressed by their endless variety, I want them to die horribly.  How does one torture an aphid so they feel the suffering I want them to feel?

6) A GIANT THING. I AM SO MAD ABOUT THIS ONE IT WILL PROBABLY GET ITS OWN POST BUT I HAVE BEEN NURTURING WITH LOVE AND PATIENCE THIS PLANT ALL FUCKING WINTER AND THROUGH THE YEAR AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A CARDINAL FLOWER BUT IT’S ALMOST CERTAINLY A STUPID FUCKING WEED THAT GERMINATED IN THE SAME POT AS MY STERILE CARDINAL FLOWER SEEDS LIKE THOSE BIRDS THAT LAY EGGS IN THE NESTS OF OTHER BIRDS SO THE OTHER BIRDS CAN RAISE THEIR STUPID BABIES.  WHAT ARE THOSE BIRDS CALLED?  OH YEAH, ASSHOLE BIRDS.

fuck.

7&8) Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts.  My brassicas have been bogus all year - I blame the weather and not my incompetence. 

And honestly, there’s so many more semi-failures.  But it’s still awesome, and I am eating much better than the last few summers and learning a lot about crowding and containers and roots and nutrients.

Next year, nothing will stop me!

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versaillesadness:

Hôtel de Lauzun, Paris, France.

versaillesadness:

Hôtel de Lauzun, Paris, France.

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explore-blog:

Emerson's insightful essay on friendship and its two essential conditions is a must-read, especially in our age of “filter bubble” relationships.

explore-blog:

Emerson's insightful essay on friendship and its two essential conditions is a must-read, especially in our age of “filter bubble” relationships.

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RULES FOR MEN IN FEMINIST MOVEMENTS

dyketooccasionallywatchoutfor:

  • Shut up and listen
  • Ask me, don’t tell me
  • Prepare to be wrong
  • Call fellow men out on problematic behaviour
  • Never dismiss the lived experiences of women
  • Do not attempt to take a leadership role

(Source: loggingoutofpatriarchy, via fuckyeahwomenprotesting)

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startwithaseed:

urbangardennyc:

Not your typical garden variety here!

Stop in often for some fresh air.

Well, it’s typical for my garden. I have or had everything here except that moss ball thing.

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