Category Archives: writing

First Hour of the Day: Morning Pages at

I am the ultimate morning person. The only way I could be more in love with mornings is if I were actually a senior citizen and not just someone who got up at 6 am, drank hot water, and ate … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Free Fall

The following post was written by Joseph Lai, read more about Joseph here. The underlying fear behind every decision eats away at my soul.  This fear is born small, just a tinge of doubt.  Then this monster feeds on false … Continue reading

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My Trip to the DMV and Other Stops On My Way to Recovery

When I visited the DMV last month in California, I decided to take a walk around while waiting.  I estimated that it would take about an hour of waiting for my alpha-numerical code to come up, then set off.  Being … Continue reading

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Hello World…Again! + crazy Linkedin article

Dear readers, So I kind of got knocked off the horse that is blogging. (Think Gone with the Wind when Scarlett and Rhet’s child does not clear the fence.) But this morning, I needed to pull an article from this … Continue reading

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Follow me on twitter!

Follow me on twitter @slyclai to get notifications of my posts on, your guide to Latin alternative culture and music.  If you’re not on twitter, you can see my twitter feed at the bottom of this blog page with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lorca!

I first came across Federico Garcia Lorca in Elizabeth Kolbert’s article “Looking for Lorca” in The New Yorker.  I was really intrigued by the story of this famous poet’s remains still unidentified and missing.  Flash forward a couple of years, and … Continue reading

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My guest post at Yogi Dance

Check out my guest post, “I am not a chair” over at Joyce’s blog YogiDance.

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So I started a (paid) internship this week.  It was all a surprise for me, really.  I thought I was going in for a second round interview, when they showed me a desk, and put me to work.  The gig … Continue reading

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Just yesterday, I was lamenting the state of sports writing on the internet with a friend.  There’s not much style, and things don’t seem to be proofread.  Today, I was lucky enough to stumble across Kate Fagan’s excellent blog “Writing and … Continue reading

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Glass straw from Glass Dharma!

Life’s all about the little things, isn’t it?  I got an e-mail from the company Glass Dharma last month about a special for Earth Day.  The offer?  Write an essay about why you love your glass straw or why you … Continue reading

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