September Links

In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men.
In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s September already! I’ve been doing this link roundup for a quarter of a year, now! Nuts!

For the uninitiated, this is a roundup of links from my Gunter and Bean Facebook Page, which I use to share the news, links and articles that captivate me. The benefit of checking here is that I’ll have them sorted by topic. The downside is that you might miss my commentary. Or maybe that’s a benefit too, I’m not sure.

I hope you enjoy! I look forward to hearing your comments, questions, and suggestions for other things to read!

Sincerely,

Bean

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August Links

cyanideHere’s my second attempt at a link roundup from my Gunter and Bean Facebook Page, which I use to share the news, links and articles that captivate me. The benefit of checking here is that I’ll have them sorted by topic. The downside is that you might miss my commentary. Or maybe that’s a benefit too, I’m not sure.

I hope you enjoy! I look forward to hearing your comments, questions, and suggestions for other things to read!

Sincerely,

Bean

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July Links

I’ve begun using my Gunter and Bean Facebook Page to share the news, links and articles that captivate me. Since I know actual people who are not on facebook (for real!), I am going to post a monthly summary here. The benefit of checking here is that I’ll have them sorted by topic. The downside is that you might miss my commentary. Or maybe that’s a benefit too, I’m not sure.

One thing I’ve noticed is that I need, like, WAY more art in my life.

Anyway, happy reading, folks! I look forward to hearing your comments, questions, and suggestions for other things to read!

Sincerely,

Bean

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Stuff and things and the #ImNoAngel campaign

You dudes, it’s like been forever, huh? I didn’t really mean to abandon this blog, it’s just that I took a crappy job, and then I moved, and then I unpacked, and then I took a better job, and then I unpacked my workshop, and like… It took a while.

And I’m just starting to feel it. Maybe it’s the weather putting a little spring in my step. Maybe it’s some other stuff that I’ll eventually get the courage to write about. Whatever it is, I’m stoked to have a backlog of things to write about, and a schedule that’s regular enough that I can make some progress on the things I feel passionate about.

Speaking of things I’m passionate about, I don’t know if you know this but I’m pretty into this whole love-your-body stuff going on in the world right now. Sometime it’s really hard to be into yourself. It’s been pretty awesome to be fortunate enough to have role models like the Militant Baker out there kicking ass and taking names and writing blogs and a book. And that’s just one. Shit, just a few minutes looking at Tumblr, and you’re bound to stumble into some body positivity (try #effyourbeautystandards to start). And just when you think it can’t get any better, HuffPo interviews the CEO of Lane Bryant, Linda Heasely (and then fails to mention her name even once in the accompanying article… lame). Anyway, by the end of this interview I was like pumping my fist in the air, and stuff. Well, not really, but l in my head I was. Won’t you take a minute to check it out by clicking the picture below and watching the first video?

Thanks for coming back. Now, I just want to say how much I her diplomacy. Kudos for not getting up and saying “yeah! women should take over. we’re better! we have compassion!” and instead suggesting that maybe if men were in on the conversation, women wouldn’t find them to be our nemeses but our allies. For a woman who runs a “plus-sized women’s clothing company,” I liked that she said it’s not about size or gender. Just be a fucking decent person. And it’s ok to love yourself. Well, that’s what I got out of it anyway.

Welp, I just wanted to share this great interview and say hi! And I did. So back into the night for me, like Batman.

XOXO,

Bean

PS. Thanks to my awesome Mom for posting this on Pinterest for me to watch, in the first place.

Hey friends!

What’s up, duderinos?

I’m back from vacation. I’m definitely going to be writing about the awesomeness, but since I brought a cold home from Missoula, and start a new job tomorrow, it may be a few more days before I can share all the awesome stories and photos. Until then, check out this awesome video that some people made. It’s live-action Adventure Time, and it’s really well done.

Talk to you soon!

-Bean

It’s been a while, you guys

Hey dudes!

It’s been a while, huh? Sorry, I didn’t mean to leave you all here on your lonesome. Emil and I went back to Vermont for a bit, and have been takin’ it easy since we got home. We went back for my grandma’s funeral. It was a good service, and nice burial and a great reception. It’s always cool seeing the extended family. After all that my folks, aunts, uncles and cousins all headed back to my Gram’s house, and I got to spend some time in it one last time. It was fun to show Emil where I spent my time hanging out as a little kid.  Continue reading “It’s been a while, you guys”