page of pentacles

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“hey, all you had to do was stay. all you had to do was stay. had me in the palm of your hand why’d you have to go and lock me out when i let you in. well it could … Continue reading

to leave or remain

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last night’s storm was shattering. windows rattled and rain poured through my open window onto the floor below. i love the sound of water drops tap tapping, and it was too balmy to close the window even if i had … Continue reading

the year of the monkey – 新年快樂

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chinatown in london is already an exciting place to visit. if i am in the mood to meander, it takes little to no persuasion to set my course for leicester square station. climbing the steps to street level, i put … Continue reading

happy pancake day

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i must admit, living in europe has definitely made life a bit more unpredictable and exciting. i got lucky a few weeks ago when i was asked by a close friend to partake in burns night festivities. burns night is … Continue reading

i am in love with a girl named hilda

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this is my 80th post. i’m not sure why that is worth noting, but i am very excited to reach 100. like i have said many times before, i give up projects very easily, and it has been a big … Continue reading

día de los muertos

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margaritas for breakfast? that cool touch when another human uses a wet brush to paint shadows on your face? the quiet of an bricked exhibition hall. the bursting colors of an altar, created with the bright colors of mexico in mind. photographers … Continue reading

the sex lives of cannibals

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i was kindly recommended to read “the sex lives of cannibals: adrift in the equatorial pacific” by a girl that i work with. i know what you are thinking and no… the aforementioned “sex life” of any manner of cannibal is … Continue reading

the day the sky spewed vegetables

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london is not a place where boredom is an acceptable state of being. there is too much going on, too many lost people subconsciously searching for other lost people. it was on a chilly, arbitrary morning when i went looking … Continue reading

and so, i celebrated

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there came a moment last night while i was pleading with 2014 to arrive more quickly when i glanced around and imagined what i would be doing elsewhere. as in, london. or los angeles. or new york. or anywhere, really, with a stronger sense of … Continue reading

a glimpse of a year

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i won’t be having the perfect new year’s. i’ll be coming straight from work to a local greek restaurant where my family and a band will be waiting, to bid the old year goodbye. most likely, i’ll slip on my … Continue reading