A few days in the middle of Death Valley will change most of your preconceived notions about deserts.
I often reflect on growing up – where we were, where we are now, and how we got here.
So this two-week challenge isn’t going well. When I made up the two-week challenge, I wasn’t expecting the following two weeks to be so busy! It’s great and all – after all, idleness is the devil’s playground – but writing assignments, errands, and other appointments have kept me away from my computer and my mind… Continue reading Two-Week Challenge Epic #Fail
Liberation is not only freedom from terrorists who mean to harm you physically. There is such thing as emotional terrorism and the worst terrorist of all could be yourself. The means of torture? Memories. The projection of your misfortunes onto your self-worth. These can take a toll on your outlook on everything life comprises –… Continue reading What is Liberation?
The other day, I took a detour to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and I’m so glad I did. In addition to a really bizarre but fantastic Nathalie Djurberg exhibition (featuring papier-mâché birds and short films that are the stuff of nightmares), I came upon a very interesting art installation exhibition exposition whatever. One of… Continue reading The Two-Week Challenge
I’d lived in Berkeley for years. Even though I am now only on the other side of the Bay Bridge, my latest endeavor comes with more difficulties than I’d expected – the least of which is the seeming impossibility of getting a full-time writing job. By moving to the city, not only am I embarking on a… Continue reading A Meditation on Moving On
The kind of cold that you feel in the city chills you through two layers of sweaters and down to the bone. As they say, it gets under your skin. (Ha. Ha. Ha.)
I have decided that I will not longer say someone “deserves” or “doesn’t deserve” anything. It’s like there is a Higher Being out there, doling out “rewards” or “punishments” and who occasionally mistakenly bestows some thing or act or fortune. And what would this world be if the Higher Being many believe in were imperfect?… Continue reading To Deserve or Not Deserve – that is not the question.