I got a copy of The Flip Reader a few weeks ago. It was on sale. More than 70% off. I was fortunate. The country? Not so much. A markdown of 70% percent can only mean one thing—no one’s buying it. Sad. Being a collection of the greatest hits from the Flip magazine, there’s really … Continue reading Try Again
In the last 40 days I lost two uncles to cancer. Four family members in the last three years. One could have turned 67 today. We had the interment of the other instead. I don’t want to reduce them to a number. I have seen how the sickness have reduced them to a fraction of … Continue reading Black
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You walk out of the building with your book open in front of your face. The last thing you want to be is pretentious but you're just a handful of pages from the ending and reading while walking is one of your very well developed antisocial skills. Yes it's a skill; you can even write … Continue reading
Back in sixth grade, my teacher had to talk to me regarding my class standing. I wasn't submitting a monthly requirement that involved a collection of stories demonstrating values we discussed in our EKAWP1 class. It was already the third quarter and my grade was being affected. Being the lazy creative that I am and … Continue reading Look Back
They say that the first step in problem solving is defining the problem, recognizing it. Why then do we tend to cover up mishaps? Is it to win approval? Which one? Covering up mistakes will only make things more complicated in the long run. It's cliche but it's true. Given the interconnectedness of the things … Continue reading Just… why?
The significant human and I just celebrated our eighth anniversary. If you haven’t known me that long, I’m giving you all the time you need to let that sink in. Yes, this plant has a partner and yes, he has been with her for eight years. If you are single and you feel hopeful about … Continue reading N’avis and a Kitchen (Mis)adventure