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I shatter
what light has done to me: in my wildest dreams
where the given body is a form of flight
& in this latest version I step into
the wreckage, to find the other side of
me blooming toward you.

Michael Wasson, from “Self-portrait Toward a Fugue [No. ___ in ___♭Minor],” published in Kenyon Review Online

consciously soak in moments. turn them into movies, into stills. don’t ever forget the seconds that make life soft and beautiful. collect them. review them in your dreams.

National Archives Releases JFK Assassination Records

The National Archives released 2,891 records on Thursday related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). These records are available for download online.

The President has also ordered that all remaining records governed by section 5 of the JFK Act be released, and thus additional records will be released subject to redactions recommended by the executive offices and agencies. NARA will process these records for release as soon as possible on a rolling basis.

Following the release yesterday, our website saw nearly 44,000 active users, and our ten most active pages were related to the release of these additional documents.

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.



Somebody…please…I need some kind of program that stops me from accessing any online shopping after midnight. My self control just disappears at that time and I just buy and buy and buy.

But then again I can’t be too upset because I got these sweet new tarot cards.

I had never heard of the Light Grey tarot before and I can’t think why because they’re so cool, I would have thought that lots of people would want them for their own collections. 

This deck is independently published and comes from the people at the Light Grey Art Lab as part of their “Tarot, Mystics and Occult” Exhibition. It brings together 78 different artists, one for each card.

I think it’s such a neat idea having a different artist design each card. In some of my other decks you sometimes get the feeling that the artist had much more passion for some cards than others. Not criticising at all, designing 78 cards is a gargantuan task, but especially in the pip cards you get the impression that the artist lent more of their energy to particular cards. In this deck each card feels so complete and fully realised. 

Despite coming from 78 different creative places, the deck doesn’t feel mismatched at all. I don’t know if they adjusted the tone of each card (is that even the right term) or what, but the cards don’t clash with each other even though they differ greatly in colour and style. 

Some cards have astronauts exploring alien worlds, some have Victorian ladies taking tea in their parlours, some are bizarre and fantastical, some depict everyday scenes. It’s by far the most interesting deck I own. 

I love, love, love it and I wholeheartedly recommend this deck! 

Collectibles scammer now collects bad reviews.

This may get long but I will do my best to reign my ramble-y self in.
(tl;dr at the end)

Names faces and some details have been changed to protect the innocent and prevent more harassment.

My little brother(in-law…known from here out as LB) told me about a decent sized FB group devoted to a type of collectible we are both into. I join the group and he tells me about this great deal he took part in. The group has sponsored vendors a.k.a. people who throw a few bucks at the group’s mod and they get a shiny star saying everyone should trust them…keyword should.

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I live in a body that does not have enough light in it
For years, I did not know that I needed to have more light
Once, I walked around my city on a dying morning and a decomposing body approached me and asked me why I had no light

Daniel Borzutzky, from “Let Light Shine Out of Darkness,” The Performance of Becoming Human

Wild honey has a scent—of freedom

Dust—a scent of sunshine

And a girl’s mouth—of violets.

But gold—nothing.

Water—like mignonette.

And like apple—love.

But we have learned that

Blood smells only of blood.

Anna Akhmatova, from “Wild Honey Is a Smell of Freedom,” published in Indiana Review tr. Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky


💕✨THE ENCHANTED TAROT - 25th Anniversary Edition✨💕 

Omg, the colouring of this deck is wild (in a very, very good way)! I’m excited to add this beautiful and interesting new deck to my collection. As always, some first impressions and thoughts under the cut! 

⭐️don’t remove the caption please!⭐️ 

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