Category Archives: Remembrance

Starhawk’s of City of Refuge: the Fading Magic of Nostalgia

This year, Starhawk’s “City of Refuge” was the gift I bought myself. I backed the Kickstarter and couldn’t wait for it to show up. Getting the third book in this series brought a lot of things full circle for me. … Continue reading

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9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Burning Man

I’ve spent a lot of words here trying to define an experience that is ultimately indefinable. It’s something different for everyone, and you will likely have different wishes after your first burn.

It was the best and worst vacation I’ve ever had. Continue reading

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The Country Gentleman

There aren’t many choices when you’re a matronly 15 year old virgin who wants to be someone else. You can’t be the beautiful girl you’d literally kill to become. You’re also locked out of innocent ingénue, femme fatale, and cheerfully … Continue reading

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Adventures in Class Mobility

The other day I was at my desk at my internship. I love that job. (Yeah, I call it a job even though they’re not paying me. I do real and meaningful work there, and I enjoy it.) Over the … Continue reading

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Teachers

The other day in my Chernin class, we were asked to talk about our favorite teachers. At the time, I mostly named professors I’ve had at Cal because the people in my group are all looking for tips on who … Continue reading

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Curse

The town where I grew up has a curse on it. It’s a story that every school kid knows and a few anthropologists have written about. Kids tell it like a ghost story until they’re too old for Santa Claus … Continue reading

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