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literature

  • culture

    15 obscure words that i absolutely love

    obviously i am a lover of words. i definitely use them a lot. and i’m super long-winded, no matter whether i am writing or talking. i can go on and on and on… hehe.…

    13 Jan 2016
  • culture

    girl seeker: 5 ways i found god

    do you believe in god? are you a spiritual person? to be honest, i care more about the second question than the first one. because, when we answer yes to the second one, somewhere within…

    25 Mar 2015
  • culture

    girl seeker: the franciscans + their emptiness

    well, i admit it. i was not at all looking forward to reading about eric weiner’s experiences with the franciscans. not. at. all. if i’m totally honest, it’s because it’s a chapter on christianity.…

    11 Feb 2015
  • culture

    girl seeker: buddhism

    it’s wednesday! time for this week’s check in on my progress on the book i am reading about seeking god. as i read the chapter on seeking god through buddhism in eric weiner’s book “man seeking god”,…

    4 Feb 2015
  • culture

    girl seeker

    the other day i bought a book. actually i bought two books. one… on being. and one… on living. they are both about loving. the first one is a spiritual quest kind of book.…

    14 Jan 2015
  • culture nyc

    Christmas to Me.

    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book of all time, so, back in September, when I ran across this essay that she had written, I knew that I would use her…

    24 Dec 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom: how to live.

    “This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and…

    11 Dec 2013
  • be

    the single most important thing.

    “the most important thing is to find out what the most important thing is” wrote shunryu suzuki in his book zen mind, beginner’s mind. that’s your assignment for the next three weeks. do whatever…

    23 Sep 2013
  • be

    when the universe conspires.

    sometimes there’s just this flow in the universe. like things are unfolding & connecting in ways that send out messages, or affirm thoughts. or at least that seems to happen to me at various…

    8 Jan 2013
  • culture

    coffee + sunshine = happiness.

    “People always think that happiness is a faraway thing,” thought Francie, “something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains – a…

    12 Nov 2012
  • create + inspire culture

    what i read.

    i read a bunch of really awesome blogs every day. the picture above is from victoria’s blog, just one of the many, talented writers i have discovered & connected with thanks to wordpress & other…

    5 Oct 2012
  • culture nyc

    polar music & patti smith.

    it all started with the morning news. i was doing something in the apartment, and just letting the swedish language  in the background keep me company, when i suddenly realized i was hearing english.…

    28 Aug 2012
  • be north carolina

    the hardest words.

    here is the next part of my memoir, “from death to peace”… Luggage in my hands, butterflies in my stomach, and my heart racing, I slowly walked up the stairs onto our tiny front…

    30 Jul 2012
  • culture

    tonight’s bedtime story.

    finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. tomorrow is a new day.…

    24 Jul 2012
  • culture

    i’m serious about my coffee.

    if you want me to be like this: then you’d better give me this: Ernest Hemingway wrote, “It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on…

    7 Jun 2012
  • life

    empty.

    my journal this morning. empty of words. but, the emptiness allows for creativity. anything can be written. the lines are just waiting to be filled.  it’s funny when you think about it. when something…

    2 Jun 2012
  • culture

    day 16: something you’re reading.

     this morning, i read texts from my love.  this afternoon, i read some from aleph by paolo coelho, one of my fav authors.  and this evening, i’m not reading anything. just watching an orchid…

    16 May 2012