Images February 09, 2017


Pinus ponderosa

Published by Daniel Mosquin on February 7, 2017: Pinus ponderosa with falling snow.

Nereocystis luetkeana

#1 Nereocystis luetkeana: Published by Daniel Mosquin on February 8, 2017

Nereocystis luetkeana

#2 Nereocystis luetkeana: Published by Daniel Mosquin on February 8, 2017







Well Court, Dean Village, Edinburgh


Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom. Photo by Sorin Tudorut

Quotes February 09, 2017

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”
Nathaniel Branden



“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
Lao Tzu



“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.”
Fulton Oursler



“Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.”
Miyamoto Musashi



“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”
Michael J. Fox



“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire




“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss



“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul



“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
William James



“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”
George Orwell



“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage



“As you become clearer about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”
Oprah Winfrey



“No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.”
Fernando Pessoa



“The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.”


FYI February 09, 2017



Rebecca Grant This Is How Planned Parenthood Is Gearing Up For Its Hardest Fight Yet



Šarūnė Mac: 10+ Of The Worst Kitchen Fails Ever

Music February 09, 2017

FYI February 08, 2017




Judge Randy Stoker should be removed from the bench. The law needs to be re-written and the judge should experience what the girl went (and will be suffering repercussions)  through.  

Aimée Lutkin: Judge Blames Rape of 14-Year-Old Girl On Social Media

Judge Randy Stoker should be bombarded with actual mail to his home address, since, ya know — he hates the Internet and thinks it’s a good excuse for rape. But since I’m not privy his home address, he can be reached here:
Honorable Randy J. Stoker
P. O. Box 126
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303-0126
Phone: (208) 736-4036
Fax: (208) 736-4155

Side note: This is the SAME judge who was lenient with the white football players who sexually assaulted a black, mentally disabled teammate.





Andrew Liszewski: Say Goodbye to Productivity While You Watch This Glowing Pendulum Swing Wildly Around


Michael Nunez: Genius Professor Turns His Classroom Into a Giant Pinhole Camera



Andrew Liszewski: Take a Very Cheap Trip Around the World Using Over 3,300 Google Maps Screenshots



907 Updates February 08, 2017

Chris Klint: Anchorage contractor fined $280K after worker fatally crushed


Chris Klint: Police officer and woman stabbed during fight at Muldoon grocery store


Chris Klint: ATM ripped from wall of Midtown Anchorage credit union


Thank you Freshman Alaska Rep. David Eastman
Wasilla lawmaker aims to halt legislative rule-breaking by changing the rule


Tegan Hanlon: Faced with increasing health-care costs, Anchorage School District is contracting for a clinic


Rachel Weingarten: Alaska’s Female Fishermen (Yes, That’s Really a Thing) On Gender Labels, Finding Zen and Weathering Life’s Storms

Shorpy February 08, 2017

Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1909. “Main Street north from Twelfth.” Much interesting signage here, addressing everything from rotten teeth to clogged bowels. 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.


June 1938. “This farm was abandoned in 1937. Near Dalhart, Texas, Coldwater District.” Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Admin.

Music February 08, 2017



Quotes February 08, 2017






Images February 08, 2017