Hey, I'm Rachel.

I love all things art, literature and music. I'm addicted to reading.


It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?

—Henry Charles Bukowski (Heinrich Karl Bukowski)

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How Not To Write Your First Novel

Electric, my writing

Electric, my writing

Do You Like Film Photography?

There: A Photographic Recollection of Somewheres is the first monograph of Derrick James Cullen’s travel photography. Shot on a medium format film camera, locations include Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Haiti. The book is divided into three sections (Nature, Humanity, and Structure), with an original essay introducing each section.


I would be eternally grateful if everyone and their mother purchased this—my first artist monograph. Here’s the Amazon link.

browse derrickjcullen for sample photography and writing.


A 19 year old Theodore Roosevelt during his freshman year at Harvard.


A 19 year old Theodore Roosevelt during his freshman year at Harvard.


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And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!

—― Dr. Seuss (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

on Arthur Rimbaud, after the poetry


Arthur Rimbaud was 19 when he wrote most of his poetry. then he gave it up.

His “genius, its flowering, explosion and sudden extinction, still astonishes”.

His life is often seen through a Romantic blur”