and I will remember how to steal
back what is mine."
Turns out the “Inception” soundtrack is perfect background music while attempting to write heist poems.
"You can’t fake or buy soul," says Leela James. "It’s either inside of you or it isn’t." Invoking the fiery spirits of Tina Turner and Parliament-Funkadelic with the soulful timbre of mavens such as Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Mahalia Jackson, James embarks on a melodic pilgrimage offering her special brand of "back porch" soul. "I call it back porch soul because it’s a style of music that’s homegrown, reminiscent of a time where folks sat around on those hot, sticky days on their porches singing and playing the blues. It’s a style that’s gritty, that’s raw, not contrived or watered down. It’s what I grew up around, it’s in my roots, it’s who I am."
Leela James | Don’t Speak (Cover)
Current Listening - great cover of “Don’t Speak”
8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.
You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.
When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.
Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.
Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill. You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads.
Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.
Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil.
Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.
The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.
Bethann Hardison on racism in the fashion industry.
From About Face: Supermodels then and now
alt-J - Left Hand Free
Current listening - Welcome Tuesday.
— Cheryl Strayed (via halfgreekgoddess)
Subbed in during a skeeball game and earned my stripes as my team’s best player. Wrapped the night up with some volleyball at Zilker, and an episode of Sherlock.
I don’t deserve the life I’m living, but I’m grateful for it.