Imagining the Future Means Remembering the Past

Imagining the Future Means Remembering the Past

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my life since I was ten years old, more or less. (more…)

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Book Review: A Human Being Died That Night

It’s book review time!

I recently read Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela‘s “A Human Being Died That Night” and it was wonderful and I have nothing but good to say about it.

The author is a psychologist who worked on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in post-apartheid South Africa. There, she heard the various grievances aired by those who suffered under the apartheid regime from both sides of…

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Daring Greatly

It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night. You’ve had a long day at work. Your clients yelled at you, your coworkers spent all day sharing vapid gossip with you, and all you want to do is come home and stream “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix until your eyes shrivel; just you, the computer, and a hot order of Drunken Noodles and Crab Rangoon from the Asian place down the street. Instead, an old friend invites you…

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me @ house parties where there’s a band

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White peacocks fighting for dominancy

History 101

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White peacocks fighting for dominancy

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for you and me who experience artblock..
keep on drawing!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT OMG

This goes for writers/writing as well!

Absolutely how I feel about writing. 

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"For everyone a moment comes in which she or he must utter this "I can," which does not refer to any certainty or specific capacity but is, nevertheless, absolutely demanding. Beyond all faculties, this "I can" does not mean anything - yet it marks what is, for each of us, perhaps the hardest and bitterest experience possible: the experience of potentiality."

Giorgio Agamben, Potentialities - Collected Essays in Philosophy, pg 178.

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Trainstop

The coffee cup shook and jingled as the passing train rattled the earth beneath it. The sun was just beginning to set, taking with it the safety of daytime airs. People were nicer when the sun was out, generally, because they didn’t think of everyone as a potential threat. The night could be a hindrance that way.

She counted the coins again, splaying them over calloused palms and examining each…

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