Monthly Archives: May 2014

A COFFEE SHOP IN PORTLAND

Coffee glitters as it fills up a glass. Liquid ambrosia and sunshine illuminate hard wooden tables and chairs, newspapers, people hustle-bustling or slipped in their seat, hands dancing over keypads and pages, lips flying as they tend to conversations that … Continue reading

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An Ode to a Childhood

“I dwell on the future and live in the present. The future is happy, but the future hasn’t come yet.” – diary entry at age 11 Nine years ago, I was an acne-faced ragamuffin with embarrassing hand-me-downs from China, “insurance-only” glasses, … Continue reading

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The Construct of Relationships

We give relationships an interesting standard. The English word in itself is interesting. re-la-tion-ship. noun 1. a connection, association, or involvement. 2. connection between persons by blood or marriage. 3. an emotional or other connection between people: the relationship between teachers and students. 4. a sexual involvement; affair. – Dictionary.com.   Depending on the interpretation, it could mean either a technical association, a bond between family members, … Continue reading

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Love Songs and Depression

If you asked me what my favorite love song was five years ago, I would have said Selena’s I Could Fall in Love. Three years later, it was Paramore’s The Only Exception. Up until recently, it was a lonely but hopeful Siberia. … Continue reading

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