The day after Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban is overturned, first marriages take place in Barrow.
Speaking via phone from the Arctic coastal community of about 4,600, Hilderbrand said she and Ellis went to the Barrow courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Monday expecting to just apply for a license. When they got there they were told the judge was willing to waive the three-day waiting period and marry them that afternoon.
The two accepted, hurrying home to notify friends and family members, and 50 to 70 people joined them in the courtroom for the ceremony officiated by Magistrate Mary Treiber.
i dare anyone to say “real alaskans don’t need this” now. just try it.
a great day to spend in floods of tears
5:37 am • 14 October 2014 • 9 notes
apparently jean merrill lived with her illustrator and partner romaine (ronni) solbert for over 50 years
best discovery of today tbh
(so many formative figures of the great children’s lit i grew up with were queer - jean merrill, ursula nordstrom, maurice sendak, louise fitzhugh, margaret wise brown.)
9:12 am • 19 September 2014 • 2 notes
The Pushcart War had a profound impact on me; when I was a kid I devoured it several times, and I’ve carried it deep inside me ever since. The book gave me a point of entrance—my first, I imagine—into the world of resistance to political and economic injustice and chicanery. It made opposition, even non-violent civil disobedience, seem fun and right and necessary and heroic, and something even someone as powerless as a kid could and should undertake.
The New York Review Children’s Collection 50th Anniversary edition of Jean Merrill’s classic The Pushcart War, illustrated by Ronni Solbert, hits bookstore shelves this week!
yes yes yes yes yes
POWERFUL MESSAGES ABOUT CLASS WARFARE
and economic protest
in a great story
that i read 10000 times
she also wrote the toothpaste millionaire
a similar introduction to corporate capitalism
anyway great storytelling
8:47 am • 19 September 2014 • 129 notes
Birmingham City Ladies captain Karen Carney has been charged following allegations of misconduct
Birmingham City Ladies FC player Karen Carney has been charged by The FA with misconduct.
It is alleged that, during the fixture between Birmingham City LFC and Bristol Academy WFC in the Women’s Super League on 16 July 2014, Carney used abusive and/or insulting words towards a member of the opposition, in breach of FA Rule E3.
It is further alleged that this breach was aggravated by reference to a person or person’s nationality, in contravention of FA Rule E3(2).
Carney has until Monday 22 September 2014 to respond to the charge.
so she was talking to natalia or laura, in other words
(or angharad, i suppose, but why do i have a feeling….)
3:34 pm • 16 September 2014 • 10 notes
she’s in the mix for top scorer in the qualifiying phase, too, on 12 goals. (miederna, ross, & thiney each have 13.) spain have one match left, tomorrow, against the czech republic. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
o captain my captain
11:33 am • 16 September 2014 • 4 notes
The still explosions on the rocks,
the lichens, grow
by spreading, gray, concentric shocks.
They have arranged
to meet the rings around the moon, although
within our memories they have not changed.
And since the heavens will attend
as long on us,
you’ve been, dear friend,
precipitate and pragmatical;
and look what happens. For Time is
nothing if not amenable.
The shooting stars in your black hair
in bright formation
are flocking where,
so straight, so soon?
—Come, let me wash it in this big tin basin,
battered and shiny like the moon.
— Elizabeth Bishop
5:54 pm • 15 September 2014 • 10 notes
I came to understand that Elizabeth had spent many happy years in Brazil with a woman friend Lota (de Macedo Soares) who was passionately interested in architecture and urban planning. Somehow, after many years, there had been a falling out. Elizabeth had had to leave, and returned to New York. Her friend killed herself. Elizabeth Bishop never uttered the words “lesbian” and “lover.” She was extremely reticent, and I was also very reserved. She had had other friends, she told me…
But nothing could ever replace her feeling for “Lota.” That death was a blow from which she would never recover. Her hands trembled as she talked. She did seem a bit lost to me, perhaps drank too heavily, smoked too much. I did not at that time grasp the full implication of the shock the death had caused. She seemed to suggest that her friend had died in her arms. She had a violent dislike of extreme emotions, and only showed them when she had too much to drink. But even then she was a “lady”: she was undoubtedly an alcoholic, but it never disturbed the delicacy she showed in my presence.
Later I was to hear Carmen de Oliveira present her work on the relation of Bishop, Lota, and Brazil at a conference on Elizabeth Bishop in Worcester, Massachussets. I was amazed! My “Miss Bishop” had presented herself to me as the stable one. “Lota,” she claimed, was difficult, alcoholic, and majorly manic-depressive, although creative and brilliant of course. Surprise, it emerged that some Brazilians had a totally different picture! Their beloved “Lota” may have had her problems, but unfortunately she met up with the falling-down-drunk, unreasonable, demanding, depressed, and scene-creating “Elizabeth.” If Elizabeth had not come down from the North to Brazil and plonked herself on Lota’s doorstep, if she had not made all that trouble, no doubt their glamorous, brilliant, talented Lota would have been just fine!
— Kathleen Spivack, With Robert Lowell and His Circle
lota de macedo soares
4:06 pm • 15 September 2014 • 3 notes