After my last post, and especially at the dawn of a new a year, it seems fitting to hit the reset button and start at a different starting point. Musings to come in a subsequent post; for now, a three-part … Continue reading
i’m not a very religious person, so instead of the serenity prayer some people may be familiar with, i offer here the serenity doctrine that better reflects my current state of mind hoochie mama! hoochie mama!
It’s one thing for your internal, often NSFW (no, not in that way) proclivities to have made a safe and comfortable home inside the recesses of your mind. I am referring here to those bits of yourself you save only for … Continue reading
Tuesday, 7:33 or so in the pm; if one tried, the barest hints of the passing day were still visible (or maybe that was just wishful thinking). Groceries slung over my shoulders, nestled safely inside my unintentionally socially conscious canvas … Continue reading
Birth order, mental health experts claim, is not insignificant in its effect on personality and sense of self. Much attention is given to “middle child syndrome,” made popular in the States with three simple words: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” Thankfully, a … Continue reading
When I emailed my aunt and uncle to let them know that I was once again back in Londontown, my aunt cheekily asked whether I had returned to the ‘spacious’ flat where I had stayed for several months last year. … Continue reading
It is relatively common knowledge that Socrates liked to ask questions, to ponder, to unsettle more than arrive at conclusions our resolutions. (Ironically, the Socratic seminar, as it is sometimes practiced in educational settings, bares no resemblance to the person … Continue reading
“The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something — because it is always before one’s eyes.) The real foundations of his enquiry do not strike … Continue reading
Why is there such a big deal made when children approach, reach, or have a protracted stay within stages of puberty? Sure, the side effects are occasionally clumsy and represent not an altogether graceful time in our lives, but we … Continue reading
…leads to some strange, but tasty, combinations of flavors. here’s some of what the last week of stress-cooking* yielded: *stress-cooking: what one does to stave off stress. occasionally, stress-cooking may lead to lack of sleep, but at least there’s a … Continue reading
Sure, the colloquial meaning of the word refers to an attitude of slacking off often found among the behaviors of high school seniors — and occasionally college seniors — who are nearing graduation. It is the lame duck period after … Continue reading
…I want to be able to rock as hard as Ann Wilson does in this Heart tribute to Led Zeppelin. She literally brings Robert Plant to tears. It’s that good. From this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.
a mindset to avoid at all costs… via @hyperallergic — a fun twitter find; kind of like @vulture, with a serious (read: xtra amped) twist.
Another literary stumble upon this week as I walked, bleary-eyed (the result of more than a fortnight of evenings dissolving into mornings with little sleep, whilst gestating an edited volume into submittable form — 98% there — and succumbing, unwittingly, … Continue reading
The title of the post is somewhat misleading. Sabbatical implies a break, an alternative from the norm, a hiatus, rest from work, a gap. In fact, I have regularly, albeit somewhat jokingly, referred to this past year as a gap year, … Continue reading