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Dear #ihatevan

Dear #ihatevan

i think it is funny that you call Vancouver, Van. i haven’t figured out why i think it is funny, yet.

i have lived here since i was nine years old. i’m now 44 years old. so i feel like i can call Vancouver my home. i feel more from here than from where i was born.

Vancouverites are conservative. I complain about it all the time. People say they aren’t. “They’re progressive and into peace and kindness.” What ever, I say.

I love what you have to say about Vancouverites. I wanted to say thanks. I will be following what you have to say about this place.

Later,

sharai

PS. Vancouver is ugly. The buildings are ugly. Most of the houses are ugly. The transit system is VERY ugly. And a lot of the people are ugly too (mean, greedy, selfish etc). I know a few good ones though.

that is all.

castielspaintedwings:

cheshire-black:

This is Ian Foote. My husband and I met this man at one of my shows at the Rickshaw Theatre in East Vancouver last week and I added him on Facebook that same night because he and his girlfriend seemed nice enough.

WARNING TO WOMEN IN EAST VAN.

This man is potential rapist who openly admits to having to forcibly stop himself from raping on the daily.

Please spread this around, I want everyone in Vancouver to know to stay far away from this man.

IN REAL LIFE FRIENDS PLEASE BE SAFE!

elbarriotours:

Donations at La Casa Azul Bookstore HAVE ENDED!

Thank you to La Casa Azul Bookstore, their staff and volunteers, for taking the weekend to collect donations.



Bring Cash, Clothes, & Canned food on the night of the above #HealingElBarrio fundraisers by Camaradas El Barrio




Week long donations now being collected at:


The Office of Assemblyman Robert J Rodriguez
March 18th-21st (9am - 5pm)

-Water
-Canned & packaged foods 
(Suggested: Canned foods with pop-top lids, low sugar cereals, fruit juice, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes, canned vegetables, tuna, and canned: stew, chili, soup)
-Toiletries

(Suggested: Toothpaste, diapers, baby bottles, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, bandaids, razors)

District Office
55 East 115th St 

New York, NY 10029
212-828-3953
rodriguezrj@assembly.state.ny.us



General Donations:
The Mayors Fund

Individual Donations:

The Griselde Camacho Memorial Fund
Help Liseth Perez Recover 

More Resources: 

Office of the Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito 
East Harlem Preservation 
NYC Office of Emergency Management 
Red Cross

A ton of amazing work is being done to help get El Barrio back on its feet after this disaster. This list is by no means definitive. 


If you hear of other relief efforts taking place or would like to help set one up in your hood email: elbarriotours@gmail.com


Andrew J. Padilla
Creator of El Barrio Tours

 

elbarriotours:

8 dead in East Harlem. As many as 60 injured. Show your support for their families and our community. 

Donations to explosion victims can be made at La Casa Azul Bookstore till 3/16/14 (Site: http://luchalibrosnyc.blogspot.com/)

Details on further relief efforts coming soon


Photo:
Andrew J Padilla
El Barrio Tours

LOVE TO HARLEM

I do not miss having to dumpster dive for food. Or having to go to the Kettle for lunch. Or counting pennies, nickles and dimes to buy a few veggies. I especially do not miss being hungry.

So eternally grateful that I am not struggling for food any more.

if you are hungry, i will help feed you or find you the resources you need. ANY TIME

I do not miss having to dumpster dive for food. Or having to go to the Kettle for lunch. Or counting pennies, nickles and dimes to buy a few veggies. I especially do not miss being hungry.

So eternally grateful that I am not struggling for food any more.

if you are hungry, i will help feed you or find you the resources you need. ANY TIME

politicsprose:

Hilary Mantel’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction
1 Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.
2 Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, including the tasks you think are impossible. You will particularly hate the advice to write first thing in the morning, but if you can manage it, it might well be the best thing you ever do for yourself. This book is about becoming a writer from the inside out. Many later advice manuals derive from it. You don’t ­really need any others, though if you want to boost your confidence, “how to” books seldom do any harm. You can kick-start a whole book with some little writing exercise.
3 Write a book you’d like to read. If you wouldn’t read it, why would anybody else? Don’t write for a perceived audience or market. It may well have vanished by the time your book’s ready.
4 If you have a good story idea, don’t assume it must form a prose narrative. It may work better as a play, a screenplay or a poem. Be flexible.
5 Be aware that anything that appears before “Chapter One” may be skipped. Don’t put your vital clue there.
6 First paragraphs can often be struck out. Are you performing a haka, or just shuffling your feet?
7 Concentrate your narrative energy on the point of change. This is especially important for historical fiction. When your character is new to a place, or things alter around them, that’s the point to step back and fill in the details of their world. People don’t notice their everyday surroundings and daily routine, so when writers describe them it can sound as if they’re trying too hard to instruct the reader.
8 Description must work for its place. It can’t be simply ornamental. It ­usually works best if it has a human element; it is more effective if it comes from an implied viewpoint, rather than from the eye of God. If description is coloured by the viewpoint of the character who is doing the noticing, it becomes, in effect, part of character definition and part of the action.
9 If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.
10 Be ready for anything. Each new story has different demands and may throw up reasons to break these and all other rules. Except number one: you can’t give your soul to literature if you’re thinking about income tax.

politicsprose:

Hilary Mantel’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

1 Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.

2 Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, including the tasks you think are impossible. You will particularly hate the advice to write first thing in the morning, but if you can manage it, it might well be the best thing you ever do for yourself. This book is about becoming a writer from the inside out. Many later advice manuals derive from it. You don’t ­really need any others, though if you want to boost your confidence, “how to” books seldom do any harm. You can kick-start a whole book with some little writing exercise.

3 Write a book you’d like to read. If you wouldn’t read it, why would anybody else? Don’t write for a perceived audience or market. It may well have vanished by the time your book’s ready.

4 If you have a good story idea, don’t assume it must form a prose narrative. It may work better as a play, a screenplay or a poem. Be flexible.

5 Be aware that anything that appears before “Chapter One” may be skipped. Don’t put your vital clue there.

6 First paragraphs can often be struck out. Are you performing a haka, or just shuffling your feet?

7 Concentrate your narrative energy on the point of change. This is especially important for historical fiction. When your character is new to a place, or things alter around them, that’s the point to step back and fill in the details of their world. People don’t notice their everyday surroundings and daily routine, so when writers describe them it can sound as if they’re trying too hard to instruct the reader.

8 Description must work for its place. It can’t be simply ornamental. It ­usually works best if it has a human element; it is more effective if it comes from an implied viewpoint, rather than from the eye of God. If description is coloured by the viewpoint of the character who is doing the noticing, it becomes, in effect, part of character definition and part of the action.

9 If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.

10 Be ready for anything. Each new story has different demands and may throw up reasons to break these and all other rules. Except number one: you can’t give your soul to literature if you’re thinking about income tax.

I made some bison chilli and organic corn bread. And it was delicious!