What is the first book/story that you remember really affecting you?

When I read Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” I spent a terrified evening and then confessed a bunch of stuff to my mom. (I had been “written up” on the school bus that day. That was my “beating of his hideous heart.”)

Also, I remember my teacher crying as she read us the end of Where the Red Fern Grows, and I carried that around in my heart for weeks. Well, obviously for decades.

Watch out. Someone is just now discovering Frederic Edwin Church.

Watch out. Someone is just now discovering Frederic Edwin Church.

[Head coach] Kilgore also has his eye on Andrew’s eighth-grade brother in who could carry the Minton legacy another four years.

Milford High School shortstop signed with Tiffin

This article talks about my half-brother and two of my cousins. Are you surprised to find that “the Minton legacy” is high school baseball?

superpunch2:

“Stunning 1932 still of Katharine Hepburn on stage as Antiope, grabbing Colin Keith-Johnston’s Theseus by the hair.”

superpunch2:

Stunning 1932 still of Katharine Hepburn on stage as Antiope, grabbing Colin Keith-Johnston’s Theseus by the hair.”

(via biorhythmist)

Yesterday, Chelsea Clinton announced that she’s pregnant. And then, like clockwork, “HOW WILL HILLARY’S DAUGHTER’S PREGNANCY AFFECT HER PRESIDENTIAL RUN?” bellowed some idiots.

In an article covering the pregnancy announcement, USA Today wrote, “It’s unclear how Chelsea’s pregnancy will affect Hillary Clinton, who is considering a race for president in 2016.” “President or grandmother?” Charlie Rose asked Bill Clinton on CBS This Morning. Not to be outdone, the Christian Science Monitor published an entire piece on it: “Chelsea Clinton baby: Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016?” the headline ponders.

People Are Seriously Asking If Hillary Can Be President and a Grandma

So, this is a thing that is happening.

Because of course it is.

Apparently, even when our own uteruses stop working, we ladies need to be concerned about how our daughter’s uteruses will affect our ability to be taken seriously.

(via existentialcrisisfactory)

(via existentialcrisisfactory)

ohiovalleybeard:

Special thanks to our friend prolix21 for stopping by to get his well-deserved free donut. Follow in his footsteps fellow keepers of the beard. Get yourself on over to holtmansdonuts in OTR to claim yours now. Today only!

Look at that beard, man

ohiovalleybeard:

Special thanks to our friend prolix21 for stopping by to get his well-deserved free donut. Follow in his footsteps fellow keepers of the beard. Get yourself on over to holtmansdonuts in OTR to claim yours now. Today only!

Look at that beard, man

In other words, it’s just the kind of effect natural selection is renowned for: odd, hackish solutions that work to solve proximate problems.

After dinner the babies get fussy and Min puts a mush of ice cream and Hershey’s syrup in their bottles and we watch The Worst That Could Happen, a half-hour of computer simulations of tragedies that have never actually occurred but theoretically could. A kid gets hit by a train and flies into a zoo, where he’s eaten by wolves. A man cuts his hand off chopping wood and while wandering around screaming for help is picked up by a tornado and dropped on a preschool during recess and lands on a pregnant teacher.

George Saunders, Sea Oak (via treets)

George Saunders: the reason I’m able to keep living in a world without Kurt Vonnegut.

(Source: senhor-gasmo, via birdypwns)

In Victorian times, [bridal shower] presents were offered in a parasol, which is where the “shower” part comes in.