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From the Inimitable Zadie Smith

I watched an episode of the sublime Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the one where it finally occurs to the main character that she might not be the hero of her own story. (She has this realization in song.) I’m not trying to … Continue reading

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10-15 years

Last Friday a few weeks before my teaching application is due I found out that I need to take a four-part standardized test. It put me into a bit of a panic because studying for a standardized test is…not a … Continue reading

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The Reading!

Saturday night I did my reading for Litcrawl, and it was exhilarating. I can only remember about half of what happened because I was so nervous, but it was wonderful to have this be the ending to all my experiences … Continue reading

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Reading

I’ll be doing my first reading this Saturday, and I feel on the precipice. I could either fail and eat it, or I could do well. I’ve been pretty grumpy this whole week as a result of this preoccupation. I … Continue reading

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From Marc Maron’s Conversation with President Obama

President Obama on Marc Maron’s podcast awhile back. I still think of this snippet of conversation a lot. Obama: I was talking to somebody the other day about why I actually think I’m a better president and would be a … Continue reading

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Tutoring

I have been tutoring in a few public high schools in San Francisco the past three weeks, and it has been one of the best things I could do with my time. I can write and think about race and gender and … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup

I’ve been making chicken soup for years now, ever since my son was little. He got sick all the time, and when that happened, I’d think, Uh oh, better get to Trader Joe’s and pick up some ingredients for soup. Also, … Continue reading

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