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A Dream of Lakshmi
For the second time in my life, I've dreamt of a Hindu …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 22 – Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
For week 22, I read Evangeline: a Tale of Acadie by Henry …
2021 Reading Challenge – Weeks 20 & 21
"Always swim upstream, Nance! Do you know why? It's the dead fishes …
inspired by Li Bai
Resting at the foot of a mountain in a different place each …
memento mori
just a silly little poem about spring
Being Bored & 2021 Reading Challenge – Week 19
Life has been boring lately and I'd rather die then continue on …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 18 – Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue
It's been a while! I've been busy with work, and recently decided …
Alter Egos
Alter egos seem like a really useful tool for personal development. They …
rolling on
a silly little poem about life
I’m Making Another Website! Which Means I Didn’t Finish Any Books This Week 2021 Reading Challenge
It only took 3 years, but I've figured it out. The look, …
Selected Poems from ‘Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets’ translated by Willis Barnstone
I've arranged some of my favorite poems and poem fragments from the …
2021 Reading Challenge – March Recap and Week 14
Now that it's April, we're just over 25% of the way through …
Chocolate Dipped Clementine Madelines
Today, I'd like to share with you a recipe for madelines that …
London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review
About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage …
Easy 2-Ingredient Kosher for Passover Pancakes (Dairy and Gluten Free!)
I'd like to share with you a simple pancake recipe that is …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 12
Wow, we're already about 1/5 thru 2021! With lockdown still in effect, …
drip drop drizzle
drip drop drizzle plop falling falling down breathe in 2 3 breathe …
my spring
raindrops are falling fresh and new buds are blooming like me and …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 11
Reading Challenge – Week 11 It took me a while to finish …
New City, New Me
How can you reach for your future if you're still holding tight …

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

A Dream of Lakshmi

For the second time in my life, I’ve dreamt of a Hindu deity. The first time, bathed in sunlight and surrounded with the scent of fresh lavender, I was brought to the ocean. A giant sunflower, taller than a high-rise, approached me, lowered a leaf, and let me climb onto the giant ‘palm.’

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 22 – Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

For week 22, I read Evangeline: a Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And by following this link here, you can read it for free, too!

2021 Reading Challenge – Weeks 20 & 21

“Always swim upstream, Nance! Do you know why? It’s the dead fishes that let themselves get carried downstream.”

Being Bored & 2021 Reading Challenge – Week 19

Life has been boring lately and I’d rather die then continue on this way! So I applied to college, and am moving again! Whoops…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Sam! I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where I earned my B.A. in Studio Arts.🎨 After getting laid off due to COVID, I moved to Seattle looking for bigger and better opportunities! 👀

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Poems

inspired by Li Bai

Resting at the foot of a mountain
in a different place each day;
A new location
different flowers,
maybe a creek
I’ve yet to meet.
The breeze carries petals
across the pages
of another book
today.
I return to the mountain
slightly different.
And the mountain?
The mountain stays the same.

memento mori

just a silly little poem about spring

Selected Poems from ‘Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets’ translated by Willis Barnstone

I’ve arranged some of my favorite poems and poem fragments from the book into a new poem, sort of like a collage. A Franken-poem, if you will. Each poem/poem fragment will be marked with a number where the piece ends. The author and Barnstone’s titles for each piece will be given in the footnotes of this post.

drip drop drizzle

drip drop drizzle plop
falling
falling
down
breathe in
2
3
breathe out
2
3
falling
falling to the ground

drip drop drizzle plop
with skies a cloudy gray
drip drop drizzle plop

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Art History

On Creation, and Art for Art’s Sake
To believe that we were created, and there is a bit of …
Oppenheim’s Object and Man Ray’s Gift in Present Times
Useless art pieces that make us feel uncomfortable are highly valued, yet …
Repetition and Recreation in Art History
Art history is full of repetition, of artists recreating famous works from …
Food as Gesamtkunstwerk
One of my favorite words from art history classes is Gesamtkunstwerk. This …
Unicorns, Devils, and Gargoyles
Ugly thoughts got me thinking about unicorns and gargoyles, leading me to …
The Language of Art
Art is subjective. People can enjoy, or not enjoy, art at their …
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman is one of my favorite art historical …

Reviews

London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review
About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 7
Ta is a humorous, sexed up book from the mid 1970's. Some …
Solaris by Stanisław Lem- A Book Review
A philosophical sci-fi, this novel has something for everyone; aliens, romance, a …
Amazon Kitchen: Sweet Chile Chicken – A Review
A review of the Amazon Kitchen Sweet Chile Chicken No-Prep Meal Kit …

Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Clementine Madelines
Today, I'd like to share with you a recipe for madelines that …
Easy 2-Ingredient Kosher for Passover Pancakes (Dairy and Gluten Free!)
I'd like to share with you a simple pancake recipe that is …
Omelette Wrapped Sausage w Sweet and Spicy Peppers
A quick and easy recipe for an omelette wrapped sausage with sweet …
Spicy Potatoes and Polenta
Today I'd like to share with you my very simple Spicy Potatoes …