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society

  • the moon

    Hope in the dark // Twenty 17s first new moon

    It’s just what we need, isn’t it? Hope. Because right now it’s dark. Literally + figuratively. Literally it is the first new moon of the year. The darkest night that rolls around every month.…

    27 Jan 2017
  • culture

    the loss of innocence in sweden

    my heart is heavy today. the country that i call home now, the country that is my second home, has lost  its innocence. if you are american, or if you even aren’t american, do…

    23 Oct 2015
  • culture

    A white man walked into a church…

    but, this is no f*cking joke, people. this is for freaking real. a white man walked into an african methodist episcopal church in charleston, south carolina last night and killed nine people. murdered them. because they were…

    18 Jun 2015
  • be

    wednesday wisdom: rules of living # 4

    happy ash wednesday, my friends. you may or may not celebrate the beginning of lent, but i wish you a happy ash wednesday anyway. for me, this day marks the beginning of a very…

    5 Mar 2014
  • be meditation

    living like a lily.

    oh lord, here we go again. what is wrong with me? why can’t i just trust the process? here i am, finding myself without my 40 day blog project, and feeling panicky. again. a…

    5 Nov 2013
  • culture

    the gospel according to bill watterson.

    i’ve seen the following cartoon a few times today in different places, so i took it as a sign. a sign that this was something i was supposed to focus on. a reminder for…

    29 Aug 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    pins and needles.

    waiting on pins and needles today as the supreme court is slated to determine the fate of the love and marriages of many families, including mine. yes, they say that today the highest court…

    26 Jun 2013
  • be

    it’s actually a never-ending journey.

    well, today’s it. the last day of may. the end of the journey of self- discovery. and so the question is… what have i discovered about myself? i have discovered that i am way…

    31 May 2013
  • culture

    a piece of the puzzle.

    the universe is not going to see someone like you again in the entire history of creation. ~ vartan gregorian so be yourself. exactly as you are. the universe needs you. peace.…

    12 Mar 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    having an expat moment.

    forgive me, but i must share a little bit of my american pride. even though i’m way over here in sweden, i made sure to sit myself down in front of this computer screen…

    21 Jan 2013
  • culture

    do you ever wonder who you are?

      thanks to my blogging/twitter friend, alarna, i got a little distracted the other day. she tweeted this link, and i, of course, clicked on it and got immersed in all the silly craziness.…

    20 Jan 2013
  • photography

    week 2: belovelive photo a day!

    ok. i know it’s a crazy time of year. all of us are super busy & overwhelmed with things that must be done. but don’t let that pressure of the season sneak into your…

    15 Dec 2012
  • culture

    lay down your weapons.

    non-violence is not for the weak. non-violence is for the strong. ~ gandhi “Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious…

    14 Dec 2012
  • culture meditation

    what gets me through.

    there is some bad stuff out there. stuff that hurts. that’s confusing. that’s scary. stuff that’s painful. and heartbreaking. and it’s hard to get through it all sometimes. there are questions and thoughts rolling around…

    14 Nov 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    i pulled an all-nighter.

    i’m still in shock. i’m amazed. excited. overwhelmed. and so. very. thankful. oh yeah, and tired. hehe. i’m thankful that this is the dawning of a new america, as some news sites are putting…

    7 Nov 2012
  • travel

    asian invasion!

    yesterday my love & i did something amazing. we booked tickets for a spring trip to CHINA!! i am still pinching myself. actually, after we booked the tickets i think i was in shock…

    25 Oct 2012
  • culture

    how do you use your words?

    they shot her to silence her for good, said one of her classmates. at the age of 11, she began to speak out. she wrote a blog. she was featured in a documentary with…

    10 Oct 2012
  • culture

    broken lives & blogging.

    i have a good life. no. a great life. sometimes i wonder, though, how everything appears from the perspective of my blog… let me reassure you, my life is great and amazing, but it…

    10 Sep 2012
  • culture

    freedom.

    “I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me…

    24 Aug 2012
  • life

    today is my ex-pat birthday.

    it’s the scary choices that end up being the most worthwhile.    ~ melissa joy kong two years ago today,  i boarded a plane in north carolina with 2 suitcases, 2 bags, a dog…

    20 Aug 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    thursday’s top ten.

    i snatched this from facebook. one of my former seminary professors posted it on his wall. he’s one of the ones who taught me so much during my master’s degree studies to be a…

    28 Jun 2012