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imma be, imma be, imma imma bourgeoisie (or not)

April 27, 2010


okay, so off the bat, I want to acknowledge that “bourgeoisie” is a pretty loaded term, with a good amount of variance in meaning to different people. I also want to acknowledge that “bourgeoisie”┬áis one of those words that, along with “hegemony,” “jejune,” and “undie-run,” college graduates use to prove that they went to college. […]

return to sender

April 18, 2010


for some reason or another, I recently came across a clip of Nancy Kerrigan right after she had been attacked (here’s a video. skip ahead to about 1:55). she cries “why?” and “why me?” over and over again. it’s uncomfortable and sad. it’s also just a tiny bit funny, but maybe only because we know […]

a framework for our days

March 15, 2010


Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in […]

frivolous fears

March 5, 2010


I’m not a particularly brave or courageous person. I’m not an especially cowardly or fearful person either. I do, however, have a not-so-healthy dose of random and trivial fears that pop up from time to time, and I feel as if it’s time to list them out, partly for me and partly for the sake […]

much farther to go

January 13, 2010


welcome back, me. since my last post, stuff has happened. to be more exact, lots of stuff has happened. not too much stuff, but a lot. I’ll get around to that in a later post. I’ve never been one to make new year’s resolutions. well, that’s not entirely true. I made a set of resolutions […]

…and forgetting their names

April 22, 2009


from the “about this video” section on the TED talk website: “Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity.” the spectrum of emotions through which his speech takes you is rivaled only by the depths of humanity he explores. he touches on […]

lent and me

February 28, 2009


Am I really all the things that are outside of me? Would I complete myself without the things I like around? these are the first two official lines of a song called “taste” from animal collective’s latest album, merriweather post pavilion. my overarching thought about this widely praised album is basically that it’s as musically […]