Five dogs. 12 weeks. Increased compassion. Better sleep. More patience. Peace of mind. Improved relationships. Smiles. Opened hearts. Expressed emotions. More unconditional love. At a maximum security prison. And the dogs didn’t charge for their services.
Ok, I can’t remember who originally posted this, because I opened the link “to read later” this morning (sorryyyyyy, identify yourself!), but cripes, man.
"Men who had not seen an animal in decades were openly emotional at the sight of the beautiful creatures before them. Just petting our dogs brought many to happy tears."
The uprising in Ferguson was an inevitable reaction to the institutional racism coursing through the area for decades.
I love that my friends have sent me this picture as if it weren’t something I would consider installing in my apartment.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. The whole post, but this line especially.(via fullcredit)
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***
The legal fund. I can’t stress enough how important that legal fund is going to be for SO many people who have been arrested.
Today a beloved husband and father of three chose to end his life. He had money (and access to doctors and treatment and medicine) beyond what most of us could imagine. He was adored by millions, all of whom would have lined up to tell him how much his life mattered.
As someone who works very hard to keep depression at bay, this terrifies me. If you’re not familiar with the feelings that build and build until you think they might actually collapse your chest, consider yourself lucky.
(And for God’ sake, please stop telling people they can just choose happiness.)
I had one OMG bar once, thanks to afoodbeast, and I still think about it. Don’t ever stand in line for Georgetown Cupcakes again.
© Tim Robison
Travel Tuesday: The OMG bars at Baked & Wired are just one of the many reasons to visit Washington DC. Here, more of the city’s incredible food scene.
After a few insanely stressful months of work where even coming up with 140 witty Twitter characters felt like a chore, I’d all but decided to retire my Tumblr. An extra-long line at DD this morning and some residual tears from Stuart Scott’s speech tipped the scales in the other direction, it seems.
(Plus my Instagram captions were getting too long and I was actually starting to use Facebook again…shudder.)