The man in black fled across the desert

Sep 03


I wish people didn’t think silence was awkward, just enjoy it. Not every space has to be filled with words.

Sep 02


     What can I say about this bird that hasn’t already been said? Endeavour, whose name was borrowed from Captain Cook’s first exploration ship. Endeavour, the ship that replaced Challenger after her accident, carrying her spirit. There’s a lot to live up to. I’ll give this a shot.

     OV-105, the newest ship of the orbiter fleet, rolled out in 1991, just after I was born. I grew up with her; she was always my favorite. Endeavour was also the first orbiter that I ever saw up close. I visited first the California Science Center in Los Angeles on January of 2014, fully intending on thoroughly photographing the ship for this project. I walked into the hangar, and immediately had to fight tears welling up in my eyes. The emotions I felt were oddly similar to a time when I saw Van Gogh’s Starry Night in person. How could I have taken a picture Starry Night and call the photograph art? I snapped two or three photos of the orbiter, and realized that there was no way I could capture what she meant to me in a photograph, so I stopped snapping.

     It wasn’t until my second visit on August 2, 2014, when I was finally able to photograph the bird. Though, during that visit, I was still distracted, because I was on a first date with an incredible person who has since become my committed partner. Where else would I take my first date?

     Endeavour will always hold a special place in my heart for all these reasons. Every orbiter is beautiful, but I think OV-105 will always be my favorite.

Sep 02

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | →


"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)

Sep 02

Zeon Zum Deikun, his wife Astraia, and their children, Artesia and Casval.


Zeon Zum Deikun, his wife Astraia, and their children, Artesia and Casval.

Sep 02


this was beautiful

Sep 02



Sep 02

Natasha’s grinding Anderson’s gears in BLACK WIDOW #12
Sep 02


I can never stop laughing at this

Sep 02



"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

AIDS is a fundraiser

Sep 02


Michael Che continues his quest to find a safe space for unarmed Black men. Pt 2.

(Pt 1 set)