Jeff Ullrich

let's spread some ideas, shall we?

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One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am — a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.
From a speech to environmentalists in Missoula, Montana in 1978 and in Colorado, which was published in High Country News in the 1970s or early 1980s under the title “Joy, Shipmates, Joy.”, as quoted in Saving Nature’s Legacy : Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity (1994) by Reed F. Noss, Allen Y. Cooperrider, and Rodger Schlickeisen, p. 338. (via justinthomaskay) (via viafrank) (via irondavy)

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You’re Amazing… to some

brainshart:

Have low self esteem?

Talk to an OLD person!

Feeling weak?


Ugly?


or dumb?

Talk to an OLD person!

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More than Words

brainshart:

I saw this banner ad while checking my Yahoo email. Unfortunately the top of it is cut off. Allow me to recap: Make less than $45,000 a year? You may qualify for a grant to go back to school. Clearly this man can and should get his doctorate in Television and Microwave repair and god dammit he shouldn’t have to pay. Thanks advertising!