NY TIMES: "For the past three decades, increases... →
That’s right, people are starting out with a much higher debt ratio. This is different than buying a house you can’t afford, because until recently the sustainable model was that you’d be very likely to get a job which paid well enough to pay off the loans.
It’s a lonely day to be a New York Republican. With the nomination all but sewn...– Notes from a Dreaded Republican
A year ago: Styracosaurus →
I was whiny the day after I locked my hair. Seriously. But I finally can say that it’s still locking.
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A year ago today I spent sandwiched between a glass screen and a metal comb.
A year ago I sat mostly still for something like six to eight hours as my wife...– The ever-reminiscent TPW
Anonymous asked: RE: bands. They're fine if you use them, say, to shower to keep your locks from un-doing but people who leave them in over a long period of time will find they cause weak spots and restrict movement. They certainly do not speed up the process... I've had multiple sets of dreads and speak regularly to a dready community who have all tried varying methods and this is the consensus from...
….if I were in charge I would probably reorganize the movement around a single,...– Michael Lewis on Occupy Wall Street (via planetmoney)
One year later, I haven’t made so much headway on the whole patience...– me, on what I’ve learned from my dreadlocks,
Anonymous asked: Actually rubber bands cause weak spots in the dread and slow down the knotting process so your friend was right, but for the wrong reasons!
No rubber bands
Me: do you want to use some of my rubber bands when you start locking your hair?
Later . . .
Me: I have those rubber bands for you!
Tim: I decided not to use rubber bands. They cause clumping.
Me: Isn't that kinda the point?
Blogging begins →
First of my meta-posts about dreadlocks one year later.
Reason #19 →
What’s your reason for dreadlocks?
I had a college professor who took out twenty $2 bills every pay day because he believed they should stay in circulation.
daisy-chain-x asked: Hiya, thank you for your reply to my question! my cousin goes to a primary school so nits are a general problem, and if i must say, her mother neglects keeping check for them. I've caught them off her several times recently and it's making it so much harder to make the decision on whether to get my dreads back, when i miss them so much!
As a rule, I don’t waste my time preaching to the choir. If you...
High gas prices must be forcing Americans to cut back in other ways, right?...– “The Real Oil Shock: Rising Gas Prices Don’t Actually Affect Americans’ Behavior” NY Times. (via climateadaptation)