monthly archives: December 2011

Street art with legs

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I’m in the infant stages of two new creative projects. One was borne out of a friend’s father passing away last year. Sounds depressing, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be incredible. The other I came up with as … Continue reading

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This week with the rapist

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This week I worked on changing unhealthy thought patterns.  That’s the kind of stuff cognitive behavioral therapists are good at.  Something about restating what is an irrational thought into a rational one or some such. The following was a wholly … Continue reading

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It’s my birthday!

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I grew up in a horrible religion that deprives kids of basic things like happiness Jehovah’s Witness, so it wasn’t until I was 19 when I started receiving birthday presents.  As an adult, I have always felt really lucky to … Continue reading

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I require a lot of help

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Here is a partial list of the professionals in my life.  The year is not over yet, so there’s still time for me to add a life coach or something to the mix. * Acupuncturist (4, total:  1 each in … Continue reading

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Brazil, Day 7: Olinda

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I’d really like to write something notable about my last day in Brazil, but because I WILL NOT WRITE ABOUT THE COMPLETE AND TOTAL MELTDOWN I HAD IN SECURITY AT THE RECIFE AIRPORT, I will simply say that it rained.

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Brazil, Day 6: Fernando de Noronha

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Yesterday, our last day in FdN, we went on a lovely hike through protected land to a tidepool, guided by an enchanting yoga teacher/scientist named Sylvia, whose class I hope I can one day take. She is excited about yoga … Continue reading

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Brazil, Day 5: Fernando de Noronha

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The scene, in retrospect, was pitiable.  I fashioned those shorts into everything from a diaper to low-riders, changing every 20 or so paces, when the hemline chafing in a particular spot became unbearable.   Continue reading

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Brazil, Day 4: Fernando de Noronha

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Life changing events that happened to me yesterday: 1) I bought a Brazilian bikini. The reasons are P2C2E, but suffice to say I am now going to kill myself. Which is strange, because… Continue reading

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Brazil, Day 3: Fernando de Noronha

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One of my favorite things to do is to snorkel.  Fins make swimming so much more tolerable, and snorkeling is the only excuse I can think of to wear them.  We booked a trip on a boat to take us … Continue reading

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Brazil, Day 2: Fernando de Noronha

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Fernando de Noronha is the real reason I came to Brazil. It’s reputed to be an ecological preserve. I will vouch that it exceeds NY and Los Angeles in number of public recycling bins. Continue reading

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