There is something special about mountain life. From the quick-off-the-couch lifestyle to the lifelong friends, we give a hat tip to all that make it happen.
Cheers to you all, may you forever stay wild.
#trustthewild | #westernrise
Shot by our amazing ambassador @jasonfitzgibbon. by western_rise

okay so i guess i’m gonna do this cause i’m p bad at finding new blogs to follow but if you post the following:
- fall out boy (especially srar)
- cobra starship
- bring me the horion
- msi
- kesha
- william beckett/the academy is
- vinyl theatre
- against me
- soul punk
- gch/travie mccoy
- marina and the diamonds
- (especially current day) p!atd
- x ambassadors
- 1d (mainly harry/zayn tbh)
- electric century
- no mcr (please!)

feel free to reblog this and i’ll check your blog out! :^))

anonymous asked:

what's on your playlist?

  • Good For You // Selena Gomez, A$AP Rocky
  • Roses // The Chainsmokers, ROZES
  • Can’t Feel My Face // The Weeknd
  • 679 // Fetty Wap, Remy Boyz
  • 10 Bands // Drake
  • Change Your Ticket // One Direction
  • Lucky Day // Hunter Hunted (they wrote this for me. jk.)
  • Gorgeous // X Ambassadors
  • Mine // Phoebe Ryan
  • Money Power Glory // Lana Del Rey
  • Wild Child // Kenny Chesney, Grace Potter
  • Homegrown Honey // Darius Rucker
  • Crash And Burn // Thomas Rhett
  • Dixieland Delight // Alabama
  • Stay A Little Longer // Brothers Osbourne
  • Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys // Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
  • Can’t You See // The Marshall Tucker Band
  • John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 // Keith Urban
  • I Hope This Gets To You // The Daylights
  • Wildest Dreams // Taylor Swift
Michael Oren: I obviously touched a nerve
After sparking controversy by saying President Barack Obama deliberately damaged U.S.-Israel ties, the former ambassador says he is anxious about Iran, questions the U.S.'s military credibility and can't keep quiet while Israel's future is in jeopardy.

Dr. Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. who is currently a member of the Knesset on the Kulanu list, published his new book this week and managed to achieve every writer’s dream: It sparked an international uproar.

Oren issued a string of articles and lectures to coincide with the launch of his book, “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide,” thus maximizing interest in this memoir from his time as ambassador (2009-2013). In his book he distills his views on U.S. President Barack Obama and his attitude toward Israel, and particularly his attitude toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Oren’s article in the Wall Street Journal last week accusing Obama of “purposely damaging Israel-U.S. relations” drew outrage from the White House and from its representative in Tel Aviv, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, who accused Oren of lying and catalogued his book as fiction.

Q: What do you think sparked the personal attacks against you?

“I obviously touched a nerve. I presented the truth, and the truth is not always easy to digest. It can hurt sometimes. But we don’t have a choice – we have to address this truth. The decision to take this path was not easy for me, it wasn’t convenient, but this was the decision that I made.

"True, it would have been easier to stay quiet. I could have avoided all the personal and direct attacks. It took me a year and a half to write the book, but the decision to publish it now, almost six months earlier than planned, was timed to encourage a debate on the eve of the signing of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

"I was labeled as someone who doesn’t tell the truth. But is it not true that they held secret talks with Iran for seven months without notifying us? Come on. There are things that would be very difficult to deny.”

read full interview here 


my love & education on Nina Simone has only grown stronger after seeing her documentary on netflix “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

everyone should see it honestly, such an extraordinary, misunderstood, strong woman

“young, gifted, and black”

Live all you can: it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had?
—  Henry James, The Ambassadors