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A Tangled Mess
I went to the box where I store my yarn, looking for a skein
of a particular type of yarn. All that was left of it was a chaotic pile; it
was the ball that the cat had torn apart until it was a tangled mass of wool
and acrylic fibers. Hm. Time to untangle t...
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Spinning and Grounding
Lately I have been spinning around, thinking about many many
things… The hypothetical paths to take overwhelm my already sensitive state of
being, and I cannot seem to stay close to the ground for long. Even my friends
have noticed my particularly frenzied ...
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From the Essays: Mexico
The following is a short essay I wrote about my first experience as the racial outsider.             It was December 26th, 2011, close to midnight. There I was,
sitting on the floor of the Tijuana airport, waiting to begin my first
"real Mexico ” adventure....
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Daily Journal Entry, 003
Yesterday was about planning and organization. I worked on my "five-year plan," per the advice of a senior editor that I met recently. I worked on a weekly goals list, and a daily goals list… I worked on a 2014 goal list (I should have added, "get a degree,...
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Daily Journal Entry, 001
Today, on a walk around Lake Merritt, I saw a little black bird that seemed to enjoy attacking random passers-by. I was fortunate enough to have passed while it was busy pecking at some other human (while it was flying). I wondered what might have cause him...
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Fennel and Cream with Fresh Thyme
I am a bit embarrassed to say that the first time I had fennel was this winter. An old friend of mine made it as a side dish when I had dinner with her and her family. I really loved the flavor and asked her how to prepare it. She rattled off a number of wa...
I am a bit embarrassed to say that the first time I had fennel was this winter. An old friend of mine made it as a side dish when I had dinner with her and her family. I really loved the flavor and asked her how to prep...
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Fear, My Old Friend
The future looks bright, and yet Fear still clings tightly
to my heels, not wanting to be loosed. He’s an ugly little fellow, full of
fright himself. It’s the fear that makes him so awful to look at. And when you
gaze in his eyes, they are like a vision of ...
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From Boston to Pretense
Today I thought, "I want to go to Boston," and then, "why do I want to go to Boston?" It seems that I want to go to Massachusetts. When I think of Boston, and Concord, and Massachusetts in general, I think of the literary history that exists there. I want t...
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From Boston to Pretense
Today I thought, "I want to go to Boston," and then, "why do I want to go to Boston?" It seems that I want to go to Massachusetts (which I nearly spelled correctly!). When I think of Boston, and Concord, and probably just Massachusetts in general, I think o...
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Daily Journal Entry, 002
Today was a day of firsts… • First time successfully using double pointed needles (DPN) for a knitting project. • First time winding a ball of yarn. • First time leaving the apartment while I had something cooking in the toaster oven… That last first was pr...
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Bitches | Illegal Sterilization of Female Prisoners
The other day I read  this article  about women in California prisons being sterilized illegally, and being placed under extreme pressure to consent to the sterilization. One of the doctors claims that this is a positive thing because it prevents the possib...
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Come On
I've been working on a short story about come-ons and cat-calls. It's difficult writing. As I move through the interior feelings of the main character when she experiences come-ons, and even "advice" from fellow females, I am reliving my own experiences - s...
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I write. I blog. I like to cook and bake. I spend a bit more time thinking than doing, but I do manage to get things done regardless. 
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    English, 2012 - present
  • Palomar College
    English, 2012
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