I often think of knowledge as Rapunzel, of college as the impenetrable tower, and of myself as the lovestruck outsider, begging her to let down her spines. Each time I meet the Board of Wizards that keep her in captivity, They tell me that she must be fiercely guarded Then, that they believe strongly in […]Read More College Libraries.
Yo, she’s so cool! I met her the day after the Jon Bellion concert, so of course, I was already beat. By the end of this day, I knew I was going to be exhausted. But at least the exhaustion was voluntary. Sometimes, I feel like my soul is dying and art is the only […]Read More I met Jamilla Okubo, and that was fun.
I didn’t particularly want to read this book. I wouldn’t have gone looking for it myself, but my auntie gave it to me for free, and rarely will I refuse a free book. Before she’d given it to me, though, she’d warned me that it wasn’t as good as Americanah. I became apprehensive at that […]Read More My Thoughts: Behold the Dreamers
I saw Jonathan D. Bellion in person for the first, and what I hope will not be the last time. I wonder if he’ll get famous enough or I’ll get broke enough to be unable to afford his tickets anymore. Unfortunately, at the end of this wonderful concert of LA’s The Human Condition III tour, […]Read More On Seeing the Love of My Life in Person
I have begun to try doing everything I can to avoid the whole “Where are you from?” conversation, especially with old, white people. I’ll stuff food in my mouth. I’ll stay on the other side of the room long enough that you never get the chance to ask what my name is or what it […]Read More I’m Probably Not Interested in Hearing How My Country Changed Your Life
I like the beginning of this story particularly because it’s a foreshadowing of other things I plan to do with the whole On the Ceiling project. It’s (hopefully) more than just an 8-part short story series, although it’s that too. For this reason, I’m going to post a longer “sneak-peak” excerpt than I usually do. […]Read More Kuukua and the Cavorting Cups
Making it past halfway of any project these days is a milestone – especially for me, with my artistic commitment issues and the tragic tendencies of vim to die. But we still in this thing! And OTC #5 will be ready for download on Friday, 29th September. 🙂 Making it more than halfway is as […]Read More And she’s back for the second half!