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Andrea Preziotti
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May I ask you a question? Absolutely, what’s up? Okay, this is going to sound like crazy talk, but do you believe in the afterlife? The afterlife? Do you mean reincarnation? Or life after death, like they taught us in CCD? Honestly, I’m not sure. Well, it…

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I am flustered by the passage of time, these last 18 years and even now in these last 23 hours -- how it evaporates around me, just like that.  

I sometimes wonder how my mom would have changed if she had the time to age. I’d like to believe it would have been a graceful process, one that involved my dad, me and Rich, and getting to know her grandkids. It’s one of life’s greatest mysteries when…

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Wonton Soup, medicinal goodness

This last week I got slammed by some sort of virus; the kind where the cats even took notice. Rather than caterwauling to go outside they lay on either side of me while I slept the week into infinity. There’s no greater comfort than the love of a warm,…

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Anniversaries are my totems. Although they are not animate objects or things, they still breathe.  With each year that passes, they remind me to come alive. My parents were late bloomers: marrying and starting a family at an older age way before it was…

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Since returning from Burning Man, I find myself cocooning inward, expelling those things that weigh me down. It began with all the things shipped back from the desert and has now bled into every other part of my life. I’ve been on a journey toward letting…

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DAY 11: The Writer’s Happiness Challenge: Tip Your Cup One of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson is “This is my wish for you” where he shares his deepest desires for those he loves. It’s his sentiments that come to mind as I read and contemplate…

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You can be as open as you want but if you don’t take the time to prepare yourself for the elements of Black Rock City, you’re toast. Everyone has their method, but the general rule, especially for first-timers like myself was to ensure I had enough water…

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I sometimes struggle with how the world is changing. And in particular, how my country is changing, forward then back. “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong, astronaut After years of moving forward toward a…

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Light sabers. For a show at the arena. “Only ten dollas,” the barker cries. Lightweight cardboard sabers in shades of pastel blue. No blinking LED lights as far as I can see. I’m hopeful the salesman is also hocking imagination, too. Hordes of children…

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So much can happen in two years. In 2016, after almost a decade of supporting advertising sales communications at AOL, I set off on a new adventure. It started with a two-month sojourn through Southeast Asia and ended with starting my own company, Modern…
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