kelsium:

Oh, hey, I almost forgot that my first Persephone post in a million years is up today.

One of Kelsium’s life missions - everyone will read Mrs. Pollifax!

earl-hof-ert:

Here, have a big camel and North America’s largest mounted mammoth, Archie.

I love looking at different skeletons all together to see how generally similar they are.

(via Granny Square Plush Cat Pattern | MAKE: Craft)

kelsium:

It is honest to god like fifty degrees in my office. Who can live like this? It’s colder in here in the summer than it was in the winter at my offices in Massachusetts. 

I have a space heater in my office for the seemingly unregulatable A/C in my department.

kelsium:

The Ferguson organizers have put together a form for people who want to volunteer their time either on site or from home.

therealmardallie:

So if John Mayer hadn’t summed it all up so neatly maybe Fred would have given a book by a powerful black feminist another star or two?

Oh dear.

therealmardallie:

So if John Mayer hadn’t summed it all up so neatly maybe Fred would have given a book by a powerful black feminist another star or two?

Oh dear.

nitanahkohe:

The unexplained death of a Kamloops First Nation woman has led to another call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
On June 1, ATV riders found a skull in a remote area near Campbell Lake and White Lake, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Kamloops, B.C. A further search of the area uncovered more skeletal remains from the same person. That person was identified last week as 25-year-old Samantha Paul, who was reported missing in September 2013.
The RCMP haven’t confirmed foul play in her death, but her family and community are convinced she was murdered. This week, Paul’s family and local chiefs held an emotional press conference at the Kamloops Indian Band office, calling for an inquiry into her death.
Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson, appearing visibly shaken, said he believes Paul was killed and that women and girls in the community are not safe. ”Our community is small and it is heart-wrenching and appalling to know that a killer walks amongst us free today,” he said. ”It is very difficult for her family and our people to accept.” The chief said it is tragic that, in the end, Paul’s life has been reduced to a number."It is my understanding that the homicide rate for indigenous woman in Canada is seven times higher than for non-indigenous women," he said. "Samantha Paul is another woman who is now only a statistic."
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said the government must take action and hold an inquiry looking into not only Paul’s fate, but also the larger question of why so many aboriginal women are going missing and turning up murdered in Canada. ”It’s a national tragedy but, more importantly, it’s a national disgrace,” he said. “We are absolutely outraged that the Harper government refuses to agree to a national inquiry.”

nitanahkohe:

The unexplained death of a Kamloops First Nation woman has led to another call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

On June 1, ATV riders found a skull in a remote area near Campbell Lake and White Lake, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Kamloops, B.C. A further search of the area uncovered more skeletal remains from the same person. That person was identified last week as 25-year-old Samantha Paul, who was reported missing in September 2013.

The RCMP haven’t confirmed foul play in her death, but her family and community are convinced she was murdered. This week, Paul’s family and local chiefs held an emotional press conference at the Kamloops Indian Band office, calling for an inquiry into her death.

Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson, appearing visibly shaken, said he believes Paul was killed and that women and girls in the community are not safe. ”Our community is small and it is heart-wrenching and appalling to know that a killer walks amongst us free today,” he said. ”It is very difficult for her family and our people to accept.” The chief said it is tragic that, in the end, Paul’s life has been reduced to a number."It is my understanding that the homicide rate for indigenous woman in Canada is seven times higher than for non-indigenous women," he said. "Samantha Paul is another woman who is now only a statistic."

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said the government must take action and hold an inquiry looking into not only Paul’s fate, but also the larger question of why so many aboriginal women are going missing and turning up murdered in Canada. ”It’s a national tragedy but, more importantly, it’s a national disgrace,” he said. “We are absolutely outraged that the Harper government refuses to agree to a national inquiry.”

(via keepingtrackofnothing)

(Source: donnajosh, via therealmardallie)

mar-see-ah:

ellpea:

bookphile:

Cover for Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman, sequel to Seraphina. 
From Goodreads:

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways. As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

On sale March 10th, 2015.

EEEE

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a sequel than this one. SERAPHINA IS AN AMAZING BOOK. If you haven’t read it yet, please do.

I need to check this one out.

mar-see-ah:

ellpea:

bookphile:

Cover for Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman, sequel to Seraphina

From Goodreads:

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways. 

As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

On sale March 10th, 2015.

EEEE

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a sequel than this one. SERAPHINA IS AN AMAZING BOOK. If you haven’t read it yet, please do.

I need to check this one out.

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