- Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
- Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
- Donate to the Michael…
"Heartbreaking. This is what happens: A voice is born inside you. It lies to you —and it is so persuasive—and it never, ever lets up: it tells you that you are no good, that you are weak, that you are a failure, and you go through life the way I have been the last few weeks , as if you’re on crutches, where sometimes anything you do demands the greatest effort to achieve the smallest of results..
It’s a drumbeat in the background every waking moment of your life, and you use alcohol or work, and I’ve used both, to mute the sound of that voice. It’s not a surprise to me that he is dead. For those sanctimonious enough and glib enough to condemn people like him: You wouldn’t be able to live five years with the weight he carried for 63. It would crush you.
The fact that he fought this for so long—and gave so much joy in the process—speaks to me of a man with courage beyond understanding.
We are not weaklings, we are not failures, we are not cowards. We have a disease that turns every day into combat and the trick isn’t to win, because you never will. The trick is to fight that lying, seductive voice inside to a draw. The next day you begin again. Robin was simply exhausted: any Civil War soldier would tell you that the men who finally broke and ran were the bravest soldiers they had ever seen.”"
- Jim Gregory on Robin Williams’ suicide
- Mark Patterson (via kushandwizdom)