Sometimes
I don’t want to show these poems
to anyone, sometimes
I want to remain hidden, deep in the coals
with the one who pulls the stars
through a telescope’s glass, the one who listens
for the click of the lock, the one
who kisses softly a woman’s eyes.

-- Jay Leeming

reblogs, babble, occasional fiction.


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Jul 22, 2014
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Like many U.S. transit agencies, MARTA has long struggled to secure reliable funding. The agency doesn’t receive money from the state, instead relying on sales tax income from participating counties, making it vulnerable to big economic swings. After the Great Recession, MARTA reduced staff and service while increasing fares, and when an effort to expand the revenue base failed in a 2012 referendum, the agency found itself facing a $33 million deficit.

So MARTA got creative. Keith Parker, who took over the agency in late 2012, implemented a transformation initiative that involved, among other things, a new planning strategy emphasizing TOD. In spring of 2013, Parker announced that MARTA would have five station-area projects underway within two years; to date the agency has identified developers for three projects, targeted several stations for the final two projects, and expects groundbreaking on some of the buildings as early as next year.

Enabling the projects is MARTA’s recognition that certain stations have devoted too much space to parking—an insight that several transit agencies around the world now share. At King Memorial Station, an urban station that Rhein says doesn’t make sense to reach by car, the agency owned four acres of parking lots adjacent to the station that it didn’t even use. Instead, the space had been subleased to a nearby hospital.

-The Atlanta Transit Agency’s Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

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Jul 22, 2014
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inkstrangle:

derek jeter/robinson cano fic where all the jeter hookup stories are true

DID I ACCIDENTALLY QUEUE THIS?!


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Jul 22, 2014
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derek jeter/robinson cano fic where all the jeter hookup stories are true


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Jul 22, 2014
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As Pence worked himself into a frenzy, others in the room sat in stunned silence. As reliever Javier Lopez recalled, “You don’t know if you’re supposed to sit back there with popcorn or start screaming and yelling.”

Marco Scutaro started yelling.

Other players followed Scutaro’s lead, and soon everyone was screaming. In essence, the Giants haven’t piped down since.

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Players crushed into each other in one huge huddle. Then, just for the heck of it, Sergio Romo began firing sunflower seeds over the happy union, like rice at a wedding.

As it turns out, sunflower seeds were the least of it.

"I got hit in the head with some coffee creamer," Theriot said. "It’s wild, yeah. Those things are out of control.

"You kind of have to watch yourself. I try to stay on the outskirts. I don’t want to get smoked with one of those Gatorade bars. Those things are hard."

?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


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katlay:

Ok! Here we go a new supercakes comic, Bad Weather. Aaaaand here’s the link! I’ll be posting a page a day while I enjoy San Diego and Comic Con!

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Jul 22, 2014
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When the Giants won the World Series in 2010, a red, rhinestone-encrusted cloth earned more credit than any undergarment in baseball history. Aubrey Huff’s fashion choice became known as the Rally Thong.

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Jul 22, 2014
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Elementary staff twitter: Want a glimpse of Joan’s new love interest…?

Me: The bar is so low in that department that I'd be satisfied with a scarecrow wearing a t-shirt that says "NOT MYCROFT"


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Jul 22, 2014
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dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

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Jul 21, 2014
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a minute ago someone hit a triple in this baseball game and i found myself thinking, “ohhhhh! triple friend!!”

i think i might have a problem


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joy-ang:

Cats putting their cute little butts anywhere they please. This will be available as a print at VCAF next weekend! #cats

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