»believe« by laura kimpton and jeff schomberg
Rescued Gator Kittens at Brazos Bend State Park, TX
On September 3rd park staff hatched 29 alligators from a nest of 33. The rest of the eggs had no embryos. The eggs were collected from a nest near Hale Lake that was in jeopardy of being abandoned. The water level is receding rapidly making it difficult for the mother to stay nearby and guard the nest.
Staff will give them a few meals of earthworms and then most of them will be released back into the park. They are capable of finding food and feeding themselves just as they would normally. They already have the instinct and teeth to get the job done. All the mother provides is protection. A small amount will be kept in the Nature Center aquarium, replacing the ones we’ve already had for one year.
The one-year-olds will be released with the new hatchlings. If possible, we will offer them to any mother gator who has no problem adopting them into her brood. These alligators are kept as teaching tools and not pets. It is illegal to posses an alligator of any size without proper permits.
I’m not a big jeans wearer - my official uniform is dress, cardigan & leggings. But after seeing this DIY I’m thinking I might need to sew up a pair of leather cuff jeans to add to my routine! If you’re going to make yourself a pair, then make sure you have a heavy duty needle in your machine so you don’t end up with a broken needle.
Phyllida Barlow at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
Khanjar Dagger with Sheath
- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Turkish made in the Mughal style
- Medium: steel, jade, gold, agate, amber, emerald, ruby, crystal, diamond
- Measurements: H. with sheath 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); H. without sheath 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); H. of blade 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 17.9 oz. (507.5 g); Wt. of sheath 8.1 oz. (229.6 g)
Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues
When is a monster not a monster?
Oh, when you love it.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Here we are, decending down the backside of Mont Ventoux. I’m shivering so violently my whole body shakes, I had been climbing for the last hour and a half and now that sweat dried in the cool wind. As I navigated around another switchback I was reminded of this great Steinbeck quote that essentially says that farmers never remember the good seasons during bad ones and never remember the bad ones during good.
Descending a mountain is the same way, each switchback slowly melts away the memories of pain and slowly (but surely) you forget how you got there at all.
The pleasure erases the pain.