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Don’t Judge A Food By Its Colour (Or Its Texture)

Not long ago, I had a chance to eat dinner at a fancy buffet — an airport lounge spread of fried chicken, rice, tomato cream soup, squash stir-fry, salad and… pea purée. I naturally expected the pea purée to be the least exciting menu item (in my mind, mashed peas are inextricable from baby food…)… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It’s June. You certainly wouldn’t be able to tell the month is here just from spending time outdoors in New York City lately but it is not the second week of June nonetheless.   Why, unlike last year, is it cloudy? Why, unlike last year, is there still so much rain? I am so ready for the weather… Read more »

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On Lazy Days…

You ever have just an incredibly lazy day? That was the kind of day I had today. I had planned to do a whole bunch of chores but didn’t. I could have seen some people, but stayed home. I also should have probably done something to be better prepared for the week ahead but instead did… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

In between constant government hypocrisy and a major terrorist attack in a city where I once spent an entire academic semester, it has been a very difficult week. I am getting extremely tired of hearing the same trite sympathies, the same sides pushing their agendas minutes after an attack. And yet, as after every major… Read more »

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…write more…

“If you feel pushed to create something, create. You will work out all the technical stuff later.” (To the stranger who told me those words at a bar, thank you. For someone who is just starting to wade her toes into some longer writing, this was exactly what I needed to hear.)