Yearly Archives: 2014

Books read in 2014

Here’s a list of books I read this year, starting with January and working down through the year. To my surprise, I’ve finished 60 books this year which puts me well in the bibliophile category (more than 50 books a … Continue reading

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1 BART ticket, 1 homeless guy, and $3 in nickels

Last week needed to take the train into San Francisco to go to an event. I put a $10 bill into the ticket machine and subtracted $3 because I only needed $7 for a round-trip ticket. The machine printed my … Continue reading

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Teen-Me, Now-Me: how my reading tastes have changed

When I was in grad school all my time was spend reading Dickens and Roland Barthes and Donald Barthelme and Flannery O’Connor and the Best American Short Stories and the O’Henry and Pushcart Prize award-winning stories. Not only was I reading … Continue reading

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Coming into Consciousness, Rodin’s “Danaide”

  Deconstruction Above is a picture of “The Danaide” by Auguste Rodin, a French sculpture alive during the turn of the century, between 1840 and 1917. Although Rodin is more famous for “The Thinker” and “The Kiss,” I chose to … Continue reading

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Meditation and writing

For the past month I’ve been practicing Zen meditation, partly because of a book I’m reading titled BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS, and partly because of this TED talk on life-hacks that talks about how meditation can help you focus by quieting … Continue reading

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