I know it’s probably not a very punk thing to say but I really like dressing up and wearing a suit. I’ve been saying since I turned 30 that I wanted to wear suits more often. I think this is the year I do it.
New Years Resolution - dress up more
The suit I wore to the xmas party is actually a…
Can I recommend Henry’s Shoe Emporium in Downey? They sell shoes that had been used in runway stuff and they had a really nice, really big collection of men’s dress shoes (pretty much all leather/black).
Dressing up is marvelous and fuck people who think it isn’t punk to not dress like a shabby-ass broke 15-year-old
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via withoutawarning)
hitting really only tells kids that adults, the ones whose very job it is to care to them, can’t control themselves
Re: the Voting Rights Act. Undoubtedly Congress will band together in a show of non-partisan solidarity to protect this piece of historic and still MUCH NEEDED piece of legislation (is there a special font to denote derisive sarcasm?)