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Thank you, Tablo

This past year has been a time of huge changes for me, and huge emotional hurdles that I’ve had to overcome. I was still healing from my accident the year before, then I lost my Chicken, and then I fell into a deep depression. I’ve been climbing out of that, on a thin rope, overcoming these multiple assaults to my self-image, and my... Read more →

Top Recipes I’ve Found Online

When I changed my diet, I went on the prowl for delicious vegetarian recipes because I knew I couldn't do it without making everything delicious. I've also been hoarding recipes for years, so some of these have been digitized, not necessarily internet-sourced, but definitely in my "go-to meals" folder. What are some of your favorite... Read more →

Happiness Theory

I have a theory about happiness. Happiness is a closed circle, not an endless container you can fill and fill. Its limits are our humanity and finite ability to invest energies. If you invest more energy into one slice, the others must shrink. It takes the space allotted to the other slices, and happiness in those arenas... Read more →

2015 Plans — Part II

How do you want to remember the year 2015 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now? I want to remember 2015 as they year I got back up, dusted myself off, got back in the saddle and at least chose a direction to ride in. The year I figured the important things out and moved forward. What is your number one goal for 2015? Grow,... Read more →
Short Stories

Part III: Forfeit

The white-white wings were missing. And now knew, after three-hundred-thousand minutes, definitely gone. She looked up from the burnt-out grove she had found in the dark among the trees, lost and alone, but still here. As if an afterthought, she looked deep inside herself for the small, —invisible, almost— spark of... Read more →

Meal Planning: Recipes and The List

"I don't know, what do YOU want for dinner..." A few years ago, tired of the dinner conversation, and no way to keep track of recipes and ingredients at the store, nothing to bring to lunch every day, and the "I would make XYZ but I don't have any cornstarch" dilemmas, we put the titles of all of our favorite dishes into a shared google... Read more →

2015 Plans — Part I

What do you want the overarching theme for your 2015 to be? "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying, I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it..." — Jim... Read more →

In Retrospect (2014)

Listening to: Tablo (ft. Lee Sora) - Home (집) It's hard to say most of these things without them sounding trite, or resorting to tired aphorisms. But I know these things now — they're integrated into my DNA after this year. Most of them are things I struggle with, still. 1. Love does not conquer all. No matter how much you... Read more →

My 2014 In Music

10 Most-Played Songs This Year Interestingly, these were all bought this year — even if I hadn't bought them all this year - this is all I listened to. 465 plays: Trust (Live In Hong Kong / 2013) Eason Chan 陳奕迅 243 plays: 눈, 코, 입 Eyes, Nose, Lips — Taeyang 태양 238 plays: Stay With Me (feat. G-DRAGON) — Taeyang... Read more →
CreativityShort Stories

Made Up Memories – 1

Hey, you remember Alison Jones? You know that girl who walked under the sea that summer? That summer when I broke your goggles and you hit me in the mouth. Then mom and dad talked to us about Alison and how she wouldn’t be coming back. I had a dream about her. We were sunburnt and sandy again. But she was okay, she’s still under the... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – 2

Remember that day we went into space? Man, Mum and Dad were so mad at us that day. You packed sticking plasters, which was pretty cool because Candy scratched me when I tried to get her into the shuttle with us. We saw so much that day. Shooting stars, satellites, alien space ships. The best bit was probably looking back at Earth and our... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – 3

Remember when we found those dinosaur bones in the back yard? It was the day after dad buried Candy and bought the new fish. When we found out where Candy was going, we decided to find out what else was buried in the yard. We dug and dug, deep and wide until you found the T-Rex bone! With a bone that big, we knew there had to be more, maybe... Read more →