• No Talking Tuesday Year End Wrap Up End of Year Three

    December 23, 2010

    The third year of my no talking Tuesdays has come and gone with fewer insights and revelations. I feel like I’ve hit my stride with the experiment and it’s become a part of my routine in much the same way brushing my teeth or cutting my fingernails has. …

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  • Post Cards

    March 06, 2010

    Hey Ana

    It’s Ali, from high school. Do you remember me? …

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  • Tea Crazy

    June 08, 2010

    Finally the spring harvests of Mainland China and Taiwanese teas have made it state side. I had my first cup of 2010 Lishan Spring after months of waiting. It felt like coming home. Now I’m all stocked up and will hopefully make it to next spring….

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  • Six Month Stickies # 5

    May 01, 2010

    As usual the tracks of music that got stuck in my head in the last six months, in order. This sticky list is less random melodic infections, and more a closely matched soundtrack for my stupid romantic life….

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  • Still Remaking

    June 30, 2010

    A short simple piece of verse I recently finished….

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  • No Talking Tuesday # 125

    February 23, 2010

    I made a mistake this week. My morning ritual for a while has been a slice of pie with coffee and orange. The meal ends with a little piano improvisation before I go to work….

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  • Nipper

    January 10, 2010

    My friends and I have created a band.
    That band is Nipper….

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  • Early Checkmate

    October 20, 20010

    I played a game of chess recently that unraveled into a fun early checkmate. I made a gif of it below, I played as white:…

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  • No Talking Tuesday Year End Wrap Up End of Year Two

    December 23, 2009

    I finished my second year of no talking a few weeks back. And thought to summarize my impressions as I did the previous year….

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  • It’s No Use, I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better

    November 10, 2009

    My plane finally lands
    into her arms again.
    The confusion of dodged kisses
    and limp caresses, are passed with little notice….

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  • Greece

    December 21, 2009

    Greetings From Greece! I’ve arrived in Oia, a small cliff-side town on the island of Santorini in Greece. I’m staying at a bookstore owned by friends of friends, and in exchange for my boarding and food stipend, I help run the store with a few others who come and go between travels….

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  • Six Month Stickies # 4

    September 13, 2009

    As usual the tracks of music that got stuck in my head in the last six months, in order.
    This sticky list is a bit more lyrically focused than usual.

    * Click image to download a .rar of the compilation:

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  • No Talking Tuesday # 115

    December 15, 2009

    This Tuesday found me doing two equally unlikely things.The first was participating in a snowball fight in Oakland,and the second was watching a screening of a film that I’ve been working on for the last two years called Tales of the Maya Skies.

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  • Six Month Stickies # 3

    May 22, 2009

    These are the tracks of music that got stuck in my head in the course of the last six months. (In order)…

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  • Staccato Thoughts # 2

    June 04, 2009

    The last couple weeks I’ve been working until the early morning hours. What little free time I’ve had I’ve used to get myself into romantic drama, the less I speak of the better. My point is that these two things combined have given my recent staccato thoughts a shade of melancholy and anxiousness….

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  • Staccato Thoughts # 1

    May 06, 2009

    At work my brain tends to wander then fixate in a weird meditative loop on certain things. I suspect they are things that have elusive psychological currents running beneath that my mind works to untangle. …

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  • Berlin

    August 03, 2009

    I recently spent two weeks in Berlin. I went through some big changes while there, which made the trip significant for me. …

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  • Montana

    August 09, 2009

    Iwent to my cousins wedding in Montana. Which sounds ordinary enough until you factor in thirty prissy Persian doctors trying to walk over cow pies in Armani suites and chiffon dresses and stiletto heals. Next to the brides family in mud-caked work boots and denim. The two groups got along well enough though, and I could barely take my eyes off the expansive skies and beautiful vistas of Glacier National Park. …

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  • Paris

    March 15, 2009
    I recently spent two weeks in Paris visiting a friend from high school. I decided to spend the time trying to live as a local, and absorbing as much art as I could from the museums….

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  • Cross Country Road Trip – New York

    April 15, 2009

    I set out on a cross country road trip with my friend Ingmar. We drove from Los Angeles to New York, down to Florida to return Ingmar’s car to his father. Ingmar and I have traveled together before, and make for an interesting odd couple. He’s tall, charming, child like in his manner, and I’m salty and sassy….

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