solitary thinking

"Solitude is a breeding ground for idiosyncrasy, and I relish that about it, the way it liberates whim." – Caroline Knapp Everyone has a unique relationship with solitude. Some require…

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follow the instructions

When I was a teenager, I "passed notes" at school with my friends. I kept many of them as souvenirs from that time in my life. I wonder if some…

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the clear path

I’ve been wondering lately when and where I’ll make my next move. It was giving me some anxiety, the not knowing, until I remembered that, if history is any indication,…

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number love

I fell in love with numbers when I was a small child. Like probably before kindergarten. When I was in 5th grade, I got a "homework pass" whenever I won…

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proximity and the sea

The first time I stepped foot in the Pacific Ocean was on the shore of Nicaragua when I was fifteen. It was a deep, deep blue, and there were red…

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throw it out the window

“The voyage of a lifetime starts at the windowsill.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen On a family vacation, I took this photo while looking out a window as I adjusted to…

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the ponder path

I recently had the opportunity of walking a wild, urban labyrinth. It's located between two buildings in Los Angeles and is essentially a community garden, with various vegetables and herbs…

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no words

"Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them.”– Buzz Aldrin When we have extraordinary experiences (or, rather, not-at-all-ordinary experiences), we often want to…

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strangers ride

When I was a kid, I’d ride on the Louisville city bus with my grandmother. She absolutely loved it. She’d give a piece of candy to the driver and sit…

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riding by

"I think bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time…

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