I love things that make you think twice,Independent Coffee Shops, and being a piece of the global community. I have a strange affinity for Latin American culture, Nicaragua in particular. My day feels oddly unbalanced if it does not start with a downward facing dog. I have developed a newly found appreciation for punk shows and deeply enjoy the hidden sense of community among what I have experienced to be an amazing group of down-to-earth individuals. I enjoy the stride and sound of an authoritative click originating from 3+ inch heels. I think insight can be gained by thinking about any discipline philosophically. I am overwhelmed by the vast array of knowledge and wisdom I am engulfed in and disappointed I humanly cannot obtain it all. Though I remain enlightened and empowered by the realization of my own personal limitations. At any point I am up for a conversation entering the wee hours of the morning talking about the trials and tribulations of the globe or anything else under the sun. I tell people how it is because the world is already full of illusions. I still however remain baffled at my inability to remember the longitude and latitude of my keys, phone, or wallet at any point in time. Graciously open to new instruments including the most sacred sounds echoing from the human body, to the violin, or the Djembe despite my atrocious lack of rhythm. I do a hauntingly accurate impression of my 75-year-old off the boat Italian grandmother and enjoy authentic Italian cooking to raw fish wrapped in seaweed. The list goes on as I'm sure it does for most, but lastly I truly appreciate the uniqueness of each individual while seeing no matter how seemingly different we all are, we are all connected.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kurt's Simple Lesson to Creative Writing

A lesson so eloquently and satirically summed up by Kurt Vonnegut in a nutshell describes many plots prevalent in literature . Though most literature behaves this way life often proves to be more complicated than his simple diagrams. When reality does follow the diagrams as he points out the literature following can turn out to be some sort of masterpiece. When a person's life experiences so closely follow that which can only normally be found in literature that is some sort of wonderful. Definitely an article or lesson worth reading.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Racial Profiling

Please click on the link and take less than a minute of your time to ensure that a great injustice does not happen on our soil. Please help to fight against Arizona 1070. Racial profiling being condoned in our laws is unacceptable and unjust.