Whitney Houston was not perfect. I know I’m not. Show me the one who is. And while you demand perfection, or waste time and space and matter dissecting the life of this fallen icon and dragging her memory through gossip sludge, today I make the conscious choice to celebrate Whitney the singer, the movie star, the woman, the daughter, the mother. The beautiful black woman who was—and is—me.

As Whitney Houston's Funeral Nears, We Celebrate Her Life—And Remember That She Was Us

Whitney Houston was not perfect. I know I’m not. Show me the one who is. And while you demand perfection, or waste time and space and matter dissecting the life of this fallen icon and dragging her memory through gossip sludge, today I make the conscious choice to celebrate Whitney the singer, the movie star, the woman, the daughter, the mother. The beautiful black woman who was—and is—me.

Haven't had a nice stack of pancakes in way to long! It's all about smoothies lately maybe I'm already in a summer mood  It took me nearly 5 month to rewatch Gilmore Girls probably my favourite show ever and even though the last season is kind of a drag I cried my eyes out during the last two episodes yesterday  like literally bawling I still have puffy eyes this morning.  #vegan #veganfood #veganblog #foodblog #vegangirl #bestofvegan #smoothie #breakfast #snack #healthy #fruit #vitamins…

Haven't had a nice stack of pancakes in way to long! It's all about smoothies lately maybe I'm already in a summer mood It took me nearly 5 month to rewatch Gilmore Girls probably my favourite show ever and even though the last season is kind of a drag I cried my eyes out during the last two episodes yesterday like literally bawling I still have puffy eyes this morning. #vegan #veganfood #veganblog #foodblog #vegangirl #bestofvegan #smoothie #breakfast #snack #healthy #fruit #vitamins…

A comet of two tails. Comet Catalina is now showing up before dawn.  Once upon a time I used to actually get up in those ungodly hours to drag a telescope to go seeing. Nowadays my old joints and warm bed have convinced me not to. Thank goodness for youth. (Photo credit: November 22 capture of Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) by Chris Schur from Payson, Arizona. 90-second exposure.)

A comet of two tails. Comet Catalina is now showing up before dawn. Once upon a time I used to actually get up in those ungodly hours to drag a telescope to go seeing. Nowadays my old joints and warm bed have convinced me not to. Thank goodness for youth. (Photo credit: November 22 capture of Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) by Chris Schur from Payson, Arizona. 90-second exposure.)

The World Surf League released video of surfer Mick Fanning escaping a shark attack during a competition on July 19, 2015.He didn’t cry, at least not till later. Instead, he fought. The near-miraculous escape of champion surfer Mick Fanning, who found himself under attack by a shark on Sunday off the coast of South Africa, has been seen by people around the world. The confrontation took place on live TV, and video showing the dark fin approaching  Fanning, who is 34, and a professional…

The World Surf League released video of surfer Mick Fanning escaping a shark attack during a competition on July 19, 2015.He didn’t cry, at least not till later. Instead, he fought. The near-miraculous escape of champion surfer Mick Fanning, who found himself under attack by a shark on Sunday off the coast of South Africa, has been seen by people around the world. The confrontation took place on live TV, and video showing the dark fin approaching Fanning, who is 34, and a professional…

An investigation of the dog leather trade in China showed horrifying abuse. But did it help dogs? How PETA’s CHINESE “Dog Leather” Campaign Hurts Dogs (and Other Animals) The dog leather campaign fails the animals in three ways -- by promoting racism, by promoting speciesism, and by promoting inaction in the face of violence. Here's what we can do to change that. by Wayne Hsiung [Note: a friend who used to work at PETA wrote to me expressing concern that this post would inevitably be…

How PETA’s Chinese “Dog Leather” Campaign Hurts Dogs (and Other Animals)

An investigation of the dog leather trade in China showed horrifying abuse. But did it help dogs? How PETA’s CHINESE “Dog Leather” Campaign Hurts Dogs (and Other Animals) The dog leather campaign fails the animals in three ways -- by promoting racism, by promoting speciesism, and by promoting inaction in the face of violence. Here's what we can do to change that. by Wayne Hsiung [Note: a friend who used to work at PETA wrote to me expressing concern that this post would inevitably be…

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. YA for adults. College grad Lincoln works a mind-numbing job as an IT security guy where he's told to read the emails caught in the security filter and dole out warnings to wrong-doers in the company. He's loved and lost before and now, living at home with his mother at nearly 30 years old he drags through each day struggling to find motivation to change his life. Then he begins reading the email exchanges between two employees: Beth & Jennifer...

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. YA for adults. College grad Lincoln works a mind-numbing job as an IT security guy where he's told to read the emails caught in the security filter and dole out warnings to wrong-doers in the company. He's loved and lost before and now, living at home with his mother at nearly 30 years old he drags through each day struggling to find motivation to change his life. Then he begins reading the email exchanges between two employees: Beth & Jennifer...

one of the greatest voices of our generation. i'll always love you whitney. #rip

one of the greatest voices of our generation. i'll always love you whitney. #rip

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