Dead. All dead. Women outlive men, so there’s more of them, that’s why sometimes you simply need an extra man at the table. It maintains a good seating arrangement. Boy-girl, boy-girl. I am an extra man.

—The Extra Man by Jonathan Ames


Happy Anniversary National Conservation Lands, originally known as the National Landscape Conservation System!

On this day in history - March 30, 2009 - President Barack Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Among other things, the Act established a National Landscape Conservation System, which includes Bureau of Land Management-administered National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, National Conservation Areas as well as components of the National Trails System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and National Wilderness Preservation System.

The mission of the National Conservation Lands is to conserve, protect, and restore these nationally significant landscapes that are recognized for their outstanding cultural, ecological, and scientific values. National Conservation Lands are part of an active, vibrant landscape where people live, work and play. They offer exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, scientific research, and a wide range of traditional uses.

The National Conservation Lands sustain for the future - and for everyone - these remarkable landscapes of the American spirit.  The BLM will feature those landscapes - your public lands and resources - all week here on Tumblr.

CLICK HERE to learn more about your National Conservation Lands.

-Photos: Bob Wick, BLM

Restore an old photo for a lovely lady in your life!! #mothersday


Over a year ago, photographer Matika Wilbur packed up her things into a car and embarked on Project 562. The goal of the project is to take pictures of members of every Native American tribe in the US, and these gorgeous images are among the many that she’s taken so far. You can also read more about the project here.

AMAZING. A girl after my own heart.

It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living, because in it there is fear, decay, and death. To live is to find out for yourself what is true, and you can do this only when there is freedom, when there is continuous revolution inwardly, within yourself.

The world is torn by conflicting beliefs, by case and class distinction, by separative nationalities, by every form of stupidity and cruelty- and this is the world you are being educated to fit into. You are encouraged to fit into the framework of this disastrous society; your parents want you to do that, and you also want to fit in.

—Jiddu Krishnamurti


Homemade: Lox, Cream Cheese, Onion, Tomato, on a Plain Bagel

how hungry does this make me? 100.


Homemade: Lox, Cream Cheese, Onion, Tomato, on a Plain Bagel

how hungry does this make me? 100.