Nothing Left But Inuendo (by Thomas Hawk)
I’m not eavesdropping. The walls are thin here. But hearing Calumn’s dad tell him how good I am for him, how good it would be to marry me and start a family, and how important friendship is in a relationship, makes me feel good. I’m happy that it’s bluntly obvious to others how happy Calumn is with me; how good we are together. I think that’s why, if we got married, we could make it last. The idea of marriage still scares the shit out of me, but if I could make it work, Calumn would probably be the person that it would work best with!
There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart (via purplebuddhaproject)
the best part about blogging is that no one actually knows if youre naked or not
I love to share stories of people and communities, and I’m in luck because there’s never been a better time to connect with audiences. With my camera, I can capture a singular moment of beauty or a narrative of experience through video. And with a few clicks or swipes, the visuals can be sent into the great, wide world, to an endless and eager audience.
I’ve been a photographer for ten years, five of which were spent at a newspaper in the Midwest. Recently, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International honored my work. I was also named the 2014 Great Plains Photographer of the Year.
My images and videos have appeared in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, the Associated Press, Newsweek and The Saturday Evening Post, among others. I’ve worked professionally in several countries outside of North America, including Afghanistan, India, Scotland and France.