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Poetry Corner | Julia Park Tracey Interview: What it means to be poet laureate, The Doris Diaries, and an ode to the 1989 quake

Julia Park Tracey Alameda Poet Laureate Sweatpants And Coffee Interview

“Poetry is kind of like Brussels sprouts,” a friend of mine said recently. “Some people love it and most people hate it.”

I find this both funny and, sadly, true; sadly because I consider myself a poet – but it took a long time, a lot of work and even more encouragement by fellow poets and mentors to claim that title.

The woman who made that tasty analogy is Julia Park Tracey, and she was…

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Cinnamon Glazed Zucchini Bread Recipe 1

Zucchini is not my favorite vegetable. It’s about as B-O-R-I-N-G as it gets. Spongy and bland right out of the garden, it gets squishier and less awesome the more you process it. So, even though I’m a registered dietitian and passionate produce promoter – not to mention bound by a blood oath to forever talk up veggies – zucchini challenges my sensibilities.

However, this recipe for…

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Sons of Anarchy Meme | Brotp(s) [2/?]
↳ Jax & Opie

"I love you, Ope. You’re my best friend."

theloupgaroux:

Jax & Tara Season II: Cheating. That’s a deal breaker for me. And at some point playing house isn’t going to be enough. I’m going to want a baby, or two.

theloupgaroux:

Jax & Tara Season II: Cheating. That’s a deal breaker for me. And at some point playing house isn’t going to be enough. I’m going to want a baby, or two.

Sons of Anarchy Man LoveSeason 5

Small Acts of Kindness | The Persistent Optimist

Optimism for me isn’t a passive expectation that things will get better; it’s a conviction that we can make things better — that whatever suffering we see, no matter how bad it is, we can help people if we don’t lose hope and if we don’t look away.”

— Bill and Melinda Gates’ commencement speech at Stanford 

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As an optimist, even I can’t deny it has been a nasty time for world events. If you look…

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howtogrowthefuckup:

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-THE VERY ANGRY SUDDEN ADULT

(via alyssatoearth)

Overall, the library held a hushed exultation, as though the cherished volumes were all singing soundlessly within their covers.
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (via observando)