Spys on Spys

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Lo and behold I actually documented my reads for one year straight! I genuinely can’t believe it. But using the month as the title of each post is no way to trigger my memory. Going forward I will use the title(s) of the books I read or shows I streamed…some variation of sorts. Two non-fiction books, one Asian family fiction, and two engaging television shows streamed: I was drawn to Pachinko because the author wrote one of my all-time favorite books, Free Food for Millionaires. I still remember it fondly even though it’s been eleven years since I read it. It has a forever place on my bookshelf. Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets … Read More

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Looky There

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I had this momentum going last week in which I posted a handful of times, with overly ambitious determination it seems; because when I woke Sunday morning (illness beginning at 5 am), I proceeded to have a meltdown over the phone with my best guy friend freaking out that I CAN’T GET ANYTHING DONE! Later, when I was mobile and could keep food down, we met for a walk in the sunshine. I’m constantly hard on myself, no new news there! When I thought I had it in the bag, there was a giant tear and everything fell out of the bottom. image So I’m just gonna keep trying this again, again, again… ‘Everybody has excuses. Excuses are excuses, but … Read More

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Too Far Gone

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I’ve laughed most of the day: various jokes, memes, Halloween costume ideas, shared stories of mishaps. There’s always a more relaxed vibe at the office on Fridays. Aside, this week has rolled out under a blanket of despair. American politics is a new level of shit show. The upside of being so far removed from the terrorist attack on 9/11 is we no longer collectively assume it’s a Muslim extremist sending multiple wannabe bombs to politicians. The downside is, we immediately jump to blame the other political side. Full stop. We’re so deep in conflicting factions, even opinions are fractious. That’s dark. Mainstream media is a cesspool, and if you want any level of sanity, stop watching it! It alone … Read More

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Full Moon Fever

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We are one week out from Halloween. And there’s a full moon in Taurus this evening. Whatever this means for you… I’ve never been a fan of scary movies or scary reads. It causes me such anxiety and that’s an emotion no one needs more of. The last frightening movie I recall seeing was at one of my single digit birthday slumber parties. We watched Pet Cemetery written by the iconoclastic Stephen King. I had to keep covering my eyes. I couldn’t go into the restroom without three girlfriends crammed with me in the tiny downstairs powder room of my grandmother’s. I still can’t even stream the most basic of thrillers. Dear Readers, you know I’m a podcasts addict, so … Read More

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I had a dream last night…

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In one scene I was being led through a vacant, all white -from carpet to ceiling, studio apartment. There were high ceilings and nooks built into two walls. Apparently I was looking for a place to move. I found myself wondering if I could insert my rather tall bookshelf into one of the nooks. In each room I pondered if this broad, eight foot high piece of furniture would fit; on which wall it should sit flush against. In another scene I was sitting at a large, oblong, dark wood table in the center of a room with brown wall paneling and squatter ceilings. To the side of this, there was a tall receptionist desk in front of a window, … Read More

BrockaI had a dream last night…