Evolution happens like a movie, with frames moving by both quickly and gradually, and we often can’t see the change while it’s occurring. Every time we find a fossil, it’s a snapshot back in time, often with thousands of frames missing in between, and we’re forced to reconstruct the whole film. Life is what happens in between the snapshots.Joe Hanson explores why there was no first human (via explore-blog)
This year I have hurt a lot and grown a lot. I have lost people who meant a great deal to me and learned how to speak up and share what people mean. I have also laughed. a lot. My house was haunted for a while, they even haunted Rivers. Rivers also started sleep walking and being very confused when I find her. My close friends have gathered in closer. The ground has gotten more solid under my feet. I have learned how to ask. I have learned not to always listen. I feel tough and terrified all at the same time. Learning to listen to and trust the universe has been a challenging lesson that I am diving, or being thrown into. One way or the other, keep breathing and watching, holding in and letting go.
No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.
President Barack Obama