Pacific Home, African Work, Latin Heart

I enjoy art, reading, good music (especially jazz), and African and Latin Culture. My average Scrabble score is 350, I love puns, and I have one of the quickest wits in the (North)west.

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy.”

—   Kurt Vonnegut (via laviesepoursuit)

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9 Months On, Koch Fears Realized After Town Raised Minimum Wage To $15

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helveticathestitcher:

9 Months On, Koch Fears Realized After Town Raised Minimum Wage To $15

In January, the town of Seatac, Washington, put in to effect a new $15 per hour Minimum Wage. No ramp ups, no tiered implementation. One day it was the state standard, the next, the highest minimum wage in the nation.

Wait, you’re telling me that paying people a LIVING WAGE DIDN’T CAUSE THE ECONOMIC DOWNFALL OF AN ENTIRE CITY and FORCE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS LAY OFF HALF THEIR STAFF because PEOPLE WHO CAN LIVE ON WHAT THEY EARN ARE MORE LIKELY TO SPEND MONEY ON NO ESSENTIALS!? Shocker.

I KNOW IT’S SO STUNNING WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED

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“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”

“Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.”

—   Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story. (via wordsnquotes)

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relahvant:

it’s like “i’m a pug pug pug pug pUG PUG PUG PUG PUG”

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it’s like “i’m a pug pug pug pug pUG PUG PUG PUG PUG”

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“Only time will determine when and how you’re going to move on. Sure, it might not be right away like you want it to be, but eventually one day you’ll wake up and realize that somewhere along the way, that piercing feeling you’ve always felt inside your chest faded and went away while you were too busy living life to notice.”

artemisfowlstolemysoul:

Being a nice person is so fun

Waiter messes something up? You can see the relief on their faces when you don’t scream and swear at them about it

Extra tickets at an arcade/prize place? Watch a little kid’s face light up when you give them a bunch of tickets

There are too many assholes in this world. Be a nice person.

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“Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.”

(1/5) Favorite Relationships » Howl & Sophie

“Howl said to Sophie, ‘I’ve been wondering all along if you would turn out to be that lovely girl I met on May Day. Why were you scared then?’”

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