Archive for November, 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

the memory palace

six years ago today was a Monday, just like today. i lived halfway around the world then, in a little dot on the South Korean map that housed a million people. the end of November is crisp, there, too, though it was not snowy. the andoul – the in-floor heat that races under the linoleum […]

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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Pandora’s box

last night i was at yoga with my mom. (the above sentence entertains the ever-lovin’ crap out of me. part of me wants to wrap it up in shiny paper and turn it this way and that, like a spaceship that fell from the sky, because yoga with my mom sounds so pleasantly suburban and […]

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010


one word. i think a lot about branding. not in the skeevy marketing sense where i wonder if you’d buy more chicken nuggets if just the right charming cartoon chicken came along to sing the praises of eating her, piece by tiny form-pressed piece. for me, branding is just walking around with clothes on, the […]

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010


the plane guts and dips, sailing in through the headwinds like a drunk girl in unfamiliar heels. i am in the twelfth row, the hind end of a glorified sardine can. out the rounded rectangle of my window, the earth lurches toward us at strange angles. my stomach tries to grab hold of something solid. […]

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