theteachingscribe

I'm a writer, full-time teacher, quote collector, film and art enthusiast. This blog was created to showcase my favorite tokens of life; the little things that make you laugh harder, think deeper, gaze longer and hold closer to what you have by a smaller degree everyday.

“The standard of excellence at any job site is defined by the sloppiest piece of work you will accept.”

—   Fred Jones, Tools for Teaching

Let’s Go Back to Jamaica!

Open your wings with me
Fly back to a time in Jamaica
Clocks aren’t welcome
Where Dr Birds converse along the shoreline
And palm trees serve as nature’s true windchimes
Ocean waves pulsate into the night
The heartbeat of the island
A blanket of blue kissing the beach

Go back with me for a plate of eggs, plantains, and veggie beans
Washed down by a cup of coffee with rum creme
Soothing nectar for the weary spirit
Lay down your burdens here
Listen to the blending of patois by the bar
A secret code for living life on this side of the world

Go back with me atop the mighty Blue Mountain
Dotted with winding trails of scavenger settlements
Beacons of life in the wild unknown Side by side on two wheels we fly
Ease your brakes as we glide into the ride of our lives
Return with me to our nights as husband and wife
Rest your gaze in mine as we sip white wine
That look I can hold onto for a lifetime
This is love in our eyes
A flash of romance lights the sky
As stars go quietly into the night
Great clouds make way for the sun to wake us up again
In Jamaica.

poorartists:

nhyworks:

darvinasafo:

#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…
This is Amerikkka 2014
ICONIC


#This is such an important picture #This is the flower in the rifle barrel #I want this picture in textbooks and graffiti’d on buildings #ferguson #I want this picture to be talked about whenever people try to say ‘The people started it!’ #A bag of chips in one hand and a can of tear gas in the other #If you think that this is ‘they started it’ then you can go fuck yourself (via)


Always a reblog.

How Ferguson & St. Louis County Became The Face Of Militarized Police

sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

This absolutely unlawful. It’s Treyvon Martin all over again.

think-progress:

Whether you realize it or not, Robin Williams probably helped shape your view of these issues.

What an astonishing legacy to leave for his fans! Rest in peace Robin Williams, you will certainly be missed.

think-progress:

Whether you realize it or not, Robin Williams probably helped shape your view of these issues.

What an astonishing legacy to leave for his fans! Rest in peace Robin Williams, you will certainly be missed.

comic-view:

dirrty-pop:

In Loving Memory of Robin Williams / En Memoria de Robin Williams 

http://dirrty-pop.tumblr.com/

Not comic related, but this man will be surely missed

sushinfood:

"Weird Al" Yankovic does it again with his newest parody "Word Crimes"

Thank you Wierd Al! My students will be watching this video immediately!

How Accepting The Hook-Up Culture Is Getting 20-Somethings Nowhere

One journalist’s perspective on the sad reality of today’s dating pool.

scottlava:

“Nobody digs your music but yourself!”
Go see the REVENGE OF THE SHOWDOWNS exhibition at Gallery 1988(WEST) in LA now until August 2!30p

scottlava:

Nobody digs your music but yourself!”

Go see the REVENGE OF THE SHOWDOWNS exhibition at Gallery 1988(WEST) in LA now until August 2!30p

My mind is peaceful right now! Only a few more hours until I marry my lovely bride-to-be….and such an occasion requires nothing less than impeccable attire!

My mind is peaceful right now! Only a few more hours until I marry my lovely bride-to-be….and such an occasion requires nothing less than impeccable attire!

(Source: linxspiration, via visualcocaine)

"We saw the good, the bad, and the Cajun."
flyartproductions:

I just can’t crack your code
No. 5, 1948 (1950), Jackson Pollock / Holy Grail, Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake

flyartproductions:

I just can’t crack your code

No. 5, 1948 (1950), Jackson Pollock / Holy Grail, Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake

princeattitude-at-221b-baker-st:

Prince At the Essence Festival

SO wanted to go to this concert! His first headline in 10 years! But, it just wasn’t meant to happen….

(via paisleypark)