I loved you so much once. I did. More than anything in the whole wide world. Imagine that. What a laugh that is now. Can you believe it? We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.
—  Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Badger, Iowa
Population: 561

Moments after shooting a photo of her business, a small purple-haired woman walked outside and asked if I was scoping the place out to rob it later that evening. I told her that that wouldn’t be kinda nice of me at all.

She didn’t think it was funny.

the first handphone i remember was a silvery motorola belonging to my mom that looked something like this and i was enamoured with it and said i wanted to try an sms but i took 45 minutes to type a sentence rip 

Jury Selection Process in Dylann Roof Trial begins Monday

Jury selection for Dylann Roof’s Federal case starts Monday September 26th. Dylann Roof requested to be in court as lawyers start to pick a jury.

The court summoned 3,000 people specifically from Charleston and Beaufort counties and lawyers will narrow it down to 24—12 jurors and 12 alternates. The process will take place in downtown Charleston, and many legal experts plan to observe. 

“The defense really only needs to have one juror out of the 12 that will vote for life imprisonment. If that happens, it will be a life imprisonment sentence" said former state Attorney General Charlie Condon. 

Lawyers will ask potential jurors a set of basic questions and those who pass will then fill out a more detailed questionnaire. The judge expects it will take 2-3 weeks to choose the final set of jurors.

"First of all, you’ve got to get jurors what haven’t made up their mind about guilt or innocence. That’s why so many are being summoned to the federal court, because this case has been so very well-covered, as it should be” Condon said.

The federal trial is scheduled to begin November 7. 

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I can imagine it,
I came back again,
looking through windows at
broken mirrors, pictures,
I will be its ghost,
its revenant, discovering
again in one place

the history of my pain,
my ordeal, my grace,
unable to resist

seeing what is past,
judging what has ended
and whether, first to last,

from then to now and even
here, ruined, this
is what love intended—

finding even the yellow
jasmine in the dusk,
[…] gone.

Eavan Boland, “What Love Intended,” Outside History: Selected Poems, 1980-1990 (W. W. Norton & Company, 2001)

Starter Call

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