I am a chemist and budding biologist who runs and bikes.

On this tumblr, you will find stories of my trials and triumphs and adventures in running and biking, music and yoga and Buddhism, nature photos and science geekery and the occasional kitty spam. I also love traveling and reading and food.

My food tumblr is ex-perimentals.

  • Homer


    Homer goes up to the counter and asks if they have any wine dark teas. The barista goes in back to check. He doesn’t return for 20 years.

    (via theclassicreader)

  • elerudita:

    An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.”

    - MLH

    Lyrics: http://mslaurynhill.com/post/95329923112/black-rage-sketch

    The melody may sound familiar to you; it’s from “My Favorite Things” in The Sound of Music. But the lyrics have a pulse and convey a message much different from the original song:

    BLACK RAGE is founded on two-thirds a person
    Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens,
    Black human packages tied up in strings.
    BLACK RAGE can come from all these kinds of things.
    BLACK RAGE is founded on blatant denial
    Squeezed economics, subsistence survival,
    Deafening silence and social control.
    BLACK RAGE is founded on wounds in the soul!

    When the dogs bite
    When the beatings
    When I’m feeling sad.
    I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad!

    BLACK RAGE is founded: who fed self hatred,
    Lies and abuse, while we waited and waited
    Spiritual treason, this grid and its cages.
    BLACK RAGE is founded on these kinds of things.
    BLACK RAGE is founded on draining and draining,
    Threatening your freedom to stop your complaining.
    Poisoning your water while they say it’s raining,
    Then call you mad for complaining, complaining.
    Old time bureaucracy drugging the youth,
    BLACK RAGE is founded on blocking the truth!
    Murder and crime, compromise and distortion,
    Sacrifice, sacrifice who makes this fortune?
    Greed, falsely called progress,
    Such Human contortion,
    BLACK RAGE is founded on these kinds of things.

    So when the dogs bite
    And when the ceilings
    And when I’m feeling mad,
    I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad!

    Free enterprise, is it myth or illusion?
    Forcing you back into purposed confusion.
    Black human, trafficking or blood transfusion?
    BLACK RAGE is founded on these kinds of things.
    Victims of violence both psyche and body
    Life out of context IS living unGodly.
    Politics, politics
    Greed falsely called wealth
    BLACK RAGE is founded on denial of self!
    Black human packages tied up in subsistence
    Having to justify very existence
    Try if you must but you can’t have my soul
    BLACK RAGE is made by unGodly control!

    So when the dogs bite
    When the beatings
    And when I’m feeling sad.

    I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad!

  • "My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?"
  • Short update

    Been running, well mostly walking, but not posting, usually just scroll through when I have the time. Working 60+ hours a week and school and a f up sleep schedule is getting to me. So exhausted all the time. Gonna quit one of these jobs soon. Hopefully I’ll be able to sleep more. 

    Great job to all the runner 5’s! Keep it up!

    October miles 20.99/62

  • Tracy Chapman, Fast Car 

    (via wordsnquotes)

    (via wordsnquotes)

  • "You got a fast car
    Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
    You gotta make a decision
    Leave tonight or live and die this way
  • gimmieabike:


    Tool porn <3

    is it possible that the fastener and tool people are just as competitive as athletes?  Damn humans.

  • whateveramusesme:

    The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonize space

    RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could enable long-distance space travel.

    (Source: vimeo.com)

  • crystal-life-technology:

    Shiva, Hindu god of destruction and rebirth, can easily be correlated to the New Moon. He embodies the principle that our true self lives on even after this life ends. Shiva Nataraja (pictured above) dances in a ring of fire in order to destroy things that no longer serve our highest good. This makes room for new habits and experiences. On the New Moon, call upon Shiva’s destruction through reciting his mantra and release. If dedicated to the process, this can be a truly moving and transformative experience.

    Om Namah ShivayaI bow to lord Shiva (his true self)

    This is a purifying mantra that brings healing to body, mind, and soul.

    This of course is a very simplified understanding Shiva. If he strikes a chord in your heart, it is highly recommended to do your own research and readings. Explore Shiva’s energy, his power is great and has much to offer us.

    (via purplebuddhaproject)

  • Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus (via purplebuddhaproject)
  • "I am tired of trying to hold things together that cannot be held. Trying to control what cannot be controlled. I am tired of denying myself what I want for fear of breaking things I cannot fix. They will break no matter what we do."
  • mari-musing:

    Daily Cycology #46

    Image sourced from Ocean Ride for MS fb page.

    (via gimmieabike)