Listening to: Mason Jennings, "Be Here Now," and Foster The People on World Cafe.

"The new film 'I Love Trash' is a documentary that follows two friends as they live for three months by getting everything they need out of the trash." (the whole film is online for free)

Crater Lake (OR!) at night: a beautiful short film.

Image: source.

NYTimes: an op-ed on the role of transgender rights in LGBT activism.

A powerful story from the LATimes: Kelly Thomas' father fights for justice: "Ron Thomas, a former cop, can't understand why his mentally ill son became the victim of a violent confrontation with Fullerton police. He won't rest until he finds answers."

"Whatever life you lead you must put your soul in it--to make any sort of success in it; and from the moment you do that it ceases to be romance, I assure you: it becomes grim reality! And you can't always please yourself; you must sometimes please other people. That, I admit, you're very ready to do; but there's another thing that's still more important--you must often displease others. You must always be ready for that--you must never shrink from it. That doesn't suit you at all--you're too fond of admiration, you like to be thought well of. You think we can escape disagreeable duties by taking romantic views--that's your great illusion, my dear. But we can't. You must be prepared on many occasions in life to please no one at all--not even yourself." - Henry James (The Portrait of a Lady)

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