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feeling strange
I'm feeling strange today though nothing's really changed. Its still not quite …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 27
Two books! I've read 2 books this week! The first was Kat …
poem I wrote after reading Cat Cohen’s book
A boy told me he loved me this morningOr maybe it was …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 26 – The Emissary
With deterioration as their new normal, the last children of Tokyo don't …
It’s Been a While!
When you really love something, do you try to master it? Or …
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 …

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2021 Reading Challenge – Week 27

Two books! I’ve read 2 books this week! The first was Kat Cohen’s poetry book, God I Feel Modern Tonight. The second was The Jew in the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz. I highly recommend both books! The Jew in the Lotus was especially fascinating. It details the meeting of a group of rabbis with the […]

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 26 – The Emissary

With deterioration as their new normal, the last children of Tokyo don’t despair. They don’t wallow, or mope. They just take each day as it comes. Is a long life full of vigor worth the emotional toll of raising a generation of youth knowing that their life will be full of pain? What’s the toll of knowing that they will die before you, never having been as lively you now are at 120 years old?

It’s Been a While!

When you really love something, do you try to master it? Or do you take the time to get to know it better, to understand it and to work together?

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.’

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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

feeling strange

I’m feeling strange today
though nothing’s really changed.
Its still not quite the same, I’d say
I’m confusing fear with love again.

poem I wrote after reading Cat Cohen’s book

A boy told me he loved me this morningOr maybe it was last nightI feel very sad todayOr is the burning in my gutand the tightness in my chest just indigestion?First thing in the morninghe uncovered mejust to cover me up againtuck me inkiss my foreheadbut he didn’t make me coffeeso he must not really […]

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

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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 …