we learned to zentangle at our retreat this weekend, and it’s safe to say that Dag House is hooked. We’re starting a zentangle gallery on one of the blank walls in our living room. I added mine last night, and some roomies have added theirs since.
Zentangle is a practice of meditative drawing- making intentional patterns and marks on the page. It can be practiced anywhere and helps increase focus and produces a calming effect on the drawer.
vlogbrothers’ hank green on Mass Incarceration in America.
Really excellent video advocating for change in our prison (in)justice system. Thankful that people like Hank Green are using their fame to inform the general population of travesties like this. America has more incarcerated individuals than any other country in the world. Politically, this was meant to reassure average Americans that they were safe and that the government was taking care of criminals, but ethically, it is a racist, classist, overtly unfair system that imprisons mostly young black men for petty crimes. Please watch and read more!
nabbed these beauties from the NSV courtyard this evening. When I work the evening shift, I usually take a break out in the courtyard around 7:15 to watch the sun settle into the horizon and breathe some fresher air.
Today there were tons of fire trucks, police cars, ambulances etc in the square near my metro stop. As I walked by, I heard a lot of spectators talking about what could have happened- someone was hit by a train. I continued into Target to do my shopping and heard more people talking about it. A few girls were near me, in the clothing section. One young woman asked what the deal was with all the people outside and her friend answered, “I heard someone got hit by a train.” She responded, “oh goodness, that’s awful.” Her friends response was, “oh it was probably just some homeless person,” as she held up a swimsuit- “do we like this?”
It is my sincerest prayer that this type of thought would become the rarity in our culture- that we would value all life equally. Lord, have mercy.