@sacha_white explains the finer points of filing points to Thatcher, on our quick after-school visit to @thevanillaworkshop  (at Vanilla Bikes)

@sacha_white explains the finer points of filing points to Thatcher, on our quick after-school visit to @thevanillaworkshop (at Vanilla Bikes)

A few weeks ago, a lot down the street started being bulldozed and prepped for construction. One day, after it had been dug out pretty deep and was looking pretty buffed out, we rode past it and Thatcher asked what they were doing. I said, “They are getting it readying  to build something, but I’m not totally sure what.” And he looked up from his bike and said “Do you think they are building a pump track?” 

So today I took him down there to ride it. It’s no pump track, and he wasn’t crazy about the loose, sandy surface after all. But you gotta love that when he looked at the backhoes and the possibilities, that was what he saw.

A few weeks ago, a lot down the street started being bulldozed and prepped for construction. One day, after it had been dug out pretty deep and was looking pretty buffed out, we rode past it and Thatcher asked what they were doing. I said, “They are getting it readying to build something, but I’m not totally sure what.” And he looked up from his bike and said “Do you think they are building a pump track?”

So today I took him down there to ride it. It’s no pump track, and he wasn’t crazy about the loose, sandy surface after all. But you gotta love that when he looked at the backhoes and the possibilities, that was what he saw.

"Yeah, I agree buddy. It will definitely be better at low tide." Thatcher and I checked the line up one last time before we left. Someday, we’ll swim out together and catch waves and my brain and heart will explode in unison.

"Yeah, I agree buddy. It will definitely be better at low tide." Thatcher and I checked the line up one last time before we left. Someday, we’ll swim out together and catch waves and my brain and heart will explode in unison.

My views from the waterline have changed a bit in the last few days.

My views from the waterline have changed a bit in the last few days.

We are still working on learning to swim, but he’s damn well gonna learn to bodysurf at the same time.

We are still working on learning to swim, but he’s damn well gonna learn to bodysurf at the same time.

Everyone should have a place about which they can say, without pause or pretense, “I’ve been coming here my whole life. And I’ve never once thought it anything less than extraordinary.” Here’s mine.  (at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve)

Everyone should have a place about which they can say, without pause or pretense, “I’ve been coming here my whole life. And I’ve never once thought it anything less than extraordinary.” Here’s mine. (at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve)

nevver:

Work in progress, Keith Haring

brijam:

Swiftwater Park, North Umpqua River

brijam:

Swiftwater Park, North Umpqua River

nypl:

And Maxthe king of all wild thingswas lonelyand wanted to be where someone loved himbest of all. 
It’s a great day to celebrate the wonderful work of Maurice Sendak. Today, for the great author’s birthday, take a trip down to the Schwarzman Building and visit our children’s book exhibition, The ABC Of It.

nypl:

And Max
the king of all wild things
was lonely
and wanted to be 
where someone 
loved him
best of all. 

It’s a great day to celebrate the wonderful work of Maurice Sendak. Today, for the great author’s birthday, take a trip down to the Schwarzman Building and visit our children’s book exhibition, The ABC Of It.

filleduponbread:

Love the shirt theream. 

filleduponbread:

Love the shirt theream

throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!

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This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:

“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

nprmusic:

With Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould helped invent alt-rock, and he’s kept innovating ever since. Read the extended NPR interview

Photo: Jay Blakesberg

Bob Mould forever. 

We did some wrenching this weekend.

We did some wrenching this weekend.

youmightfindyourself:

Before  going to sleep Jen and I used to ask each other what the best and worst  part of the day was. Usually the best part was something like, “When  you walked by me and ran your fingers through my hair,” or, “When we  were at the hospital and you held my hand.” The day after we found out  Jen’s liver was failing we came home with Hospice Care and spent the  evening with family and friends. That night, as we lay next to each  other for possibly the last time, I asked Jen what she loved the most  about that day. Jen thought for a minute then turned and, looking deeper  into my eyes than ever before, Jen said, “I Loved it all.”

The Battle We Didn’t Choose