Melissa Bryan

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The good news - I’ve finally showered. 

austinkleon:

“Writer’s block is a modern notion. Writers have probably suffered over their work ever since they first started signing it, but it was not until the early nineteenth century that creative inhibition became an actual issue in literature, something people took into account when they talked about the art. That was partly because, around this time, the conception of the art changed. Before, writers regarded what they did as a rational, purposeful activity, which they controlled. By contrast, the early Romantics came to see poetry as something externally, and magically, conferred.”

— Joan Acocella on writer’s block in her book, Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints

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melissabryan:

Senator Davis has not only been talking for the past 5 hours, she’s been respectfully and passionately reading testimony from those who were not able to speak last Thursday. Now the republicans are asking her questions and she is KICKING THEIR ASSES with grace.

Reblogging myself from a year ago today. We didn’t win this fight but despite the 3AM Monday mornings, the 100 degree marches in the sun, and the loss of hearing at the end of Wendy Davis’ filibuster, we created a community of activists willing to demand access to healthcare for generations of Texas women. We didn’t go quietly and we won’t be silenced.

melissabryan:

Senator Davis has not only been talking for the past 5 hours, she’s been respectfully and passionately reading testimony from those who were not able to speak last Thursday. Now the republicans are asking her questions and she is KICKING THEIR ASSES with grace.

Reblogging myself from a year ago today. We didn’t win this fight but despite the 3AM Monday mornings, the 100 degree marches in the sun, and the loss of hearing at the end of Wendy Davis’ filibuster, we created a community of activists willing to demand access to healthcare for generations of Texas women. We didn’t go quietly and we won’t be silenced.

Filed under stand with texas women stand with wendy Wendy Davis Texas Forever Wendy Davis for governor power to the people

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Someone once compared my old band to Let’s Active, who were one of my favorite bands from this era. The comparison was weak, but in retrospect I wish it’d been spot on. 

Filed under Let's Active Mitch Easter 80s

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johndarnielle:

it crests my dashboard and I feel something I can’t name or describe except that it’s awesome and humbling, and I remember the person I wrote the song about; and I think, your story has spoken to so many, in places so far and wide
to survive is to leave a legacy of hope

johndarnielle:

it crests my dashboard and I feel something I can’t name or describe except that it’s awesome and humbling, and I remember the person I wrote the song about; and I think, your story has spoken to so many, in places so far and wide

to survive is to leave a legacy of hope

(Source: cheesekills)

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My heroes, from Hank Williams to Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan, were popular musicians. They had hits. There was value in trying to connect with a large audience… [But] artists with the ability to engage a mass audience are always involved in an inner debate as to whether it’s worth it, whether the rewards compensate for the single-mindedness, energy and exposure necessary to meet the demands of the crowd… [A] large audience is, by nature transient. If you depend on it too much, it may distort what you do and who you are. It can blind you to the deeper resonances of your work and the importance of your most committed listeners.
Bruce Springsteen, Songs (via austinkleon)