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livemylief:

episode 3 of my poetry podcast focuses on jesse prado's new chapbook, i’ve been on tumblr, from be about it press! you can listen to the podcast here

livemylief:

episode 3 of my poetry podcast focuses on jesse prado's new chapbook, i’ve been on tumblr, from be about it press! you can listen to the podcast here

saramountain:

from “I’m alive it hurts I love it” by @blankslate

one of the most moving poems in the book <3 learn more about her book/ buy it here

saramountain:

from “I’m alive it hurts I love it” by @blankslate

one of the most moving poems in the book <3 learn more about her book/ buy it here

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #FergusonOctober - The Movement

Incredible scenes from the 'Weekend of Resistance' in Ferguson and St. Louis. #BlackLivesMatter

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liefplus:

im definitely going to do some thing where i limit my use of the internet for some amount of time (or forever), in some way(s), but i’m not sure about the details yet… this past summer i had an idea to do certain “offline days,” but i never ended up actually doing them, because i was indecisive about choosing the days, i didn’t commit, and i would always find “good reasons” to use the internet on any day. at one point this summer i also turned off the internet capabilities of my smartphone. that was kinda chill, but i gradually turned back on the internet for more and more of my apps. i’m also interested in questioning how i use my public profiles (as discussed in the tweets im posting here), like i’ve claimed to be an “internet poet,” but most of what i post online isn’t poetry, its just all kinds of updates about my life. what if i actually limited my public posts to mainly just  poetry stuff? and then what if my private life was something that i shared only with close friends, 1-on-1 sharing, or what if i had personal accounts where i did more of those updates? recently i stopped using snapchat completely because it felt like another unnecessary layer of output for me. on one hand i’m kinda tired of being a “public figure,” on another hand i’m tired of staring at phone/computer screens all day, and on another hand i’m worried that my output has been too much “personal brand” rather than actual poetry. so i have a lot of scattered vague feelings about wanting to limit/quit my internet usage in these different ways. i think i need to reflect more yet about exactly which behaviors i want to limit, and come up with a plan specifically based on that.

update on this&#160;: currently experimenting w/ heavily limited use of all social media. this blog and my instagram will prob be the first places i totally stop.. i have a little notebook now to try writing thoughts in there instead

liefplus:

im definitely going to do some thing where i limit my use of the internet for some amount of time (or forever), in some way(s), but i’m not sure about the details yet… this past summer i had an idea to do certain “offline days,” but i never ended up actually doing them, because i was indecisive about choosing the days, i didn’t commit, and i would always find “good reasons” to use the internet on any day. at one point this summer i also turned off the internet capabilities of my smartphone. that was kinda chill, but i gradually turned back on the internet for more and more of my apps. i’m also interested in questioning how i use my public profiles (as discussed in the tweets im posting here), like i’ve claimed to be an “internet poet,” but most of what i post online isn’t poetry, its just all kinds of updates about my life. what if i actually limited my public posts to mainly just  poetry stuff? and then what if my private life was something that i shared only with close friends, 1-on-1 sharing, or what if i had personal accounts where i did more of those updates? recently i stopped using snapchat completely because it felt like another unnecessary layer of output for me. on one hand i’m kinda tired of being a “public figure,” on another hand i’m tired of staring at phone/computer screens all day, and on another hand i’m worried that my output has been too much “personal brand” rather than actual poetry. so i have a lot of scattered vague feelings about wanting to limit/quit my internet usage in these different ways. i think i need to reflect more yet about exactly which behaviors i want to limit, and come up with a plan specifically based on that.

update on this : currently experimenting w/ heavily limited use of all social media. this blog and my instagram will prob be the first places i totally stop.. i have a little notebook now to try writing thoughts in there instead

socialjusticekoolaid:

Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter

Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.

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"Why I stopped watching porn" by ran gavrieli

cobraframes:

Dropout detail from christrigaux ‘s fixie.

cobraframes:

Dropout detail from christrigaux ‘s fixie.

cobraframes:

THE COBRA #8TIG welded, really simple, designed just for christrigaux and his riding.  Stainless rear dropout faces, clearance and mounts for full fenders and custom color powdercoat.

cobraframes:

THE COBRA #8

TIG welded, really simple, designed just for christrigaux and his riding.  Stainless rear dropout faces, clearance and mounts for full fenders and custom color powdercoat.

cobraframes:

Raul Alexander Marrero, a Syracuse University film student, recently made this 5 minute documentary of me working in my shop.  Check it ooouuut!  

video of my brother joe roggenbuck talking about bicycle framebuilding and working in his shop!! you can follow his framebuilding updates on cobraframes
im definitely going to do some thing where i limit my use of the internet for some amount of time (or forever), in some way(s), but i&#8217;m not sure about the details yet&#8230; this past summer i had an idea to do certain &#8220;offline days,&#8221; but i never ended up actually doing them, because i was indecisive about choosing the days, i didn&#8217;t commit, and i would always find &#8220;good reasons&#8221; to use the internet on any day. at one point this summer i also turned off the internet capabilities of my smartphone. that was kinda chill, but i gradually turned back on the internet for more and more of my apps. i&#8217;m also interested in questioning how i use my public profiles (as discussed in the tweets im posting here), like i&#8217;ve claimed to be an &#8220;internet poet,&#8221; but most of what i post online isn&#8217;t poetry, its just all kinds of updates about my life. what if i actually limited my public posts to mainly just  poetry stuff? and then what if my private life was something that i shared only with close friends, 1-on-1 sharing, or what if i had personal accounts where i did more of those updates? recently i stopped using snapchat completely because it felt like another unnecessary layer of output for me. on one hand i&#8217;m kinda tired of being a &#8220;public figure,&#8221; on another hand i&#8217;m tired of staring at phone/computer screens all day, and on another hand i&#8217;m worried that my output has been too much &#8220;personal brand&#8221; rather than actual poetry. so i have a lot of scattered vague feelings about wanting to limit/quit my internet usage in these different ways. i think i need to reflect more yet about exactly which behaviors i want to limit, and come up with a plan specifically based on that.

im definitely going to do some thing where i limit my use of the internet for some amount of time (or forever), in some way(s), but i’m not sure about the details yet… this past summer i had an idea to do certain “offline days,” but i never ended up actually doing them, because i was indecisive about choosing the days, i didn’t commit, and i would always find “good reasons” to use the internet on any day. at one point this summer i also turned off the internet capabilities of my smartphone. that was kinda chill, but i gradually turned back on the internet for more and more of my apps. i’m also interested in questioning how i use my public profiles (as discussed in the tweets im posting here), like i’ve claimed to be an “internet poet,” but most of what i post online isn’t poetry, its just all kinds of updates about my life. what if i actually limited my public posts to mainly just  poetry stuff? and then what if my private life was something that i shared only with close friends, 1-on-1 sharing, or what if i had personal accounts where i did more of those updates? recently i stopped using snapchat completely because it felt like another unnecessary layer of output for me. on one hand i’m kinda tired of being a “public figure,” on another hand i’m tired of staring at phone/computer screens all day, and on another hand i’m worried that my output has been too much “personal brand” rather than actual poetry. so i have a lot of scattered vague feelings about wanting to limit/quit my internet usage in these different ways. i think i need to reflect more yet about exactly which behaviors i want to limit, and come up with a plan specifically based on that.

"a year offline: what i have learned" by paul miller. (here is another video/article about paul’s experiment)

not a lot of intense action in the sky tonight but a waxing gibbous moon AND beautiful dead leaves on the ground :) it was truly autumnal outside today

"we always think there is going to be more time"

end part of the sunset tonight. i&#8217;ve been missing so many of these..

end part of the sunset tonight. i’ve been missing so many of these..