The Muddle

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Events Assistant (Part Time) — Employment — Housing Works

rachelfershleiser:

housingworksbookstore:

We are looking for a part-time events assistant at the bookstore. Applicants must be available most weeknights, occasional weekends. Perks include meeting some of your favorite writers, encouraging people to fight AIDS and homelessness by buying beers, and actual real benefits (YES) like health care and such. More information at the link!

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Let’s review: You can work at the best place in the world, put on great events, work with amazing people, fight AIDS, and get FULL HEALTH BENEFITS from a part-time job. This is an amazing opportunity, and not incidentally, approximately the opportunity that got me where I am today. Exciting!

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Rainbow Rowell can never look in one direction for long. She meets the eyes of a fan clutching a copy of her novel Eleanor & Park in the audience at Housing Works Bookstore in New York City, then darts her focus down to her shoes. “I could not say I wrote this book because of The Mountain Goats,” she says holding up her own copy of Eleanor & Park, “but I would not have written it without them.”
One of them, John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats, looks on from the audience. He’s reading tonight as well, from his debut novel Wolf in White Van, and that’s why this isn’t just any reading for Rowell. She has come a long way to be here.

How Rainbow Rowell Turned A Bomb Into A Best-Selling Novel

You can hear rainbowrowell's very moving introduction about johndarnielle (the one mentioned in this excellent profile) on our podcast.

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oldloves:

In 1947, 17 year old Jacqueline Lee Bouvier wrote the following Dear John letter to her long distance boyfriend:
"I’ve always thought of being in love as being willing to do anything for the other person—starve to buy them bread and not mind living in Siberia with them—and I’ve always thought that every minute away from them would be hell—so looking at it that [way] I guess I’m not in love with you."
(Mother Jones)

oldloves:

In 1947, 17 year old Jacqueline Lee Bouvier wrote the following Dear John letter to her long distance boyfriend:

"I’ve always thought of being in love as being willing to do anything for the other person—starve to buy them bread and not mind living in Siberia with them—and I’ve always thought that every minute away from them would be hell—so looking at it that [way] I guess I’m not in love with you."

(Mother Jones)

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Licia Ronzulli, member of the European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for two years now.

Every time this is on my dash, it’s an automatic reblog.

Life. There’s always a way to make it work.

This woman runs PARLIAMENT with a baby in her lap and she’s CLEARLY doing an outstanding job because she’s still there being a total boss two years later, baby still in her lap.

"A baby will destroy your career-"

Really

Are you sure?

Because I’m pretty sure that Licia Ronzulli would laugh at that declaration.

This is so awesome and makes me happy!!! but why is the baby suddenly blonde in the last photo??

Love.

Always reblog.