U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36)

  
U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36) in Drydock to make temporary repairs to the bomb damage she suffered in the Japanese Attack on Pear Harbor Sunday, December 7, 1941.

  
U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36) pounding enemy targets with her 14 Inch Gun Turret.

  

USS NEVADA BB-36 Bombarding Iwo Jima in February 1945

  U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36) underway sometime during her Wirld War II Service
  U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36) anchored. Time/Place Unknown.
  
U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36) with the U.S.S. Texas (BB-35) Astern

Marilynne Robinson on Writing and Discipline

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INTERVIEWER

Do you keep to a schedule?

ROBINSON

I really am incapable of discipline. I write when something makes a strong claim on me. When I don’t feel like writing, I absolutely don’t feel like writing. I tried that work ethic thing a couple of times—I can’t say I exhausted its possibilities—but if there’s not something on my mind that I really want to write about, I tend to write something that I hate. And that depresses me. I don’t want to look at it. I don’t want to live through the time it takes for it to go up the chimney. Maybe it’s a question of discipline, maybe temperament, who knows? I wish I could have made myself do more. I wouldn’t mind having written fifteen books.

INTERVIEWER

Even if many of them were mediocre?

ROBINSON

Well, no.

-From novelist Marilynne Robinson?s 2008 Paris Review conversation with Sarah Fay

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An open response to Taylor Swift’s rant against Apple

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* Updated : Following a statement released by Taylor Swift’s UK agent, I have responded here*

Dear Taylor Swift,

I have read your open letter to Apple where you give your reasons for refusing to allow your album ‘1989′ to be included on their forthcoming Apple Music streaming service.  

(For reference: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com/post/122071902085/to-apple-love-taylor)

I applaud it. It’s great to have someone with a huge following standing up for the rights of creative people and making a stand against the corporate behemoths who have so much power they can make or break someone’s career. 

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It Figures. 

Senate Majority Leader MCConnell said that,

There isn’t enough money to pay for roads and infrastructure 

 😮😮😳😾😤SAY WHAT!!!!😡😡.

Okay Mr. Douchebag how about a fucking FULL MOTHERFUCKING REFUND of your GROSSLY BLOATED SALARY. Stupid PINHEAD. And that’s FOR EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of the House Of Reps and the senate. Regardless of Party. And cut your healthcare which is CADILLAC in the System. And YOU GO ON OBAMA CARE. Instead of begrudging the rest of us SOME SEMBLENCE of PEACE OF MIND rather than worry about ONE CATASTROPHIC MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Send some POOR BASTARDS family back to the FUCKING STONEAGE. 
UNFUCKING BELIEVABLE. Grr