Way to go, Bass Coast.
Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation
From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.
Here is my cat blissing out in a pile of discarded pea pods.
If you’re uncomfortable with GMOs, imagine this: a new technique of plant breeding where instead of all the fussy precision of gene splicing, you just bombard the plant with radiation and see what random mutations arise, hoping for ones you like. Surprise! This technique exists, and it’s called…
And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
Loose Leaf - Collingwood, Melbourne.
toughstrips and I seized the day with early coffees and plant adventures. Can’t rave enough about this place.
What’s great about yogurt pretzels is that they are salty, and sweet; crunchy, yet creamy. And 0% yogurt.
Turned off all the lights on my bike to steal these figs from my neighbour’s tree. #supersneaky
Got a new James Taylor album at the thrift store and made a super-fresh gin cocktail for at-home happy hour. Really doing well here.
Swam in this good, good lake. (at Cultus Lake)
Coyote riding public rail in Portland, OR (via)
An old homie of mine. We went to middle school together. He still lives back in Portland and things have gotten rough lately.
After Emily Dawson filed a human rights complaint over being forced to sit through an abstinence course, her school district gave in.