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Writers should read non-writing books

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

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I finally took a bite of the fruit.

But Satan didn’t put me up to it.

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Why the Bajada Green Coffee (BGC) is loved

The well-beloved coffee shop in Bajada recently said its goodbyes. Here’s why many people love it.

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I’ve never felt this free. Sort of.

Well, things have been great lately.

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I love to see it.

Just a little birthday reflection.

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Opportunities are Soiled by Wrong Motivations

A homeless person can have as many ideas as a mid-level executive in Manhattan. The only line that separates them is opportunity. The former will have almost none. The latter will be drowning in it, but he’ll only waste it if his motivations are selfish or shortsighted. I was watching Prince of Egypt last night, […]

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It is what it is.

This is not a reflection about myself. This is about Don Draper’s brilliance as an ad man. I just feel like talking about it. Well, maybe it’s a bit about me after all. Mad Men is one of the most brilliant TV series in the planet. But is the protagonist, Don Draper, brilliant as well? […]

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I’ve had enough of knowledge.

I’ve had enough of knowing about how many people died, how COVID-19 kills the immune system, how people are baking their sourdough bread… It’s important to be in the know. I know people just want to stay alert. Everybody just does their best to survive. But I’ve had enough. I want to wonder and wander […]

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Two Kinds of Help

I was at Citi Hardware earlier, looking for a universal adapter. Noticing there weren’t any adapters left, I asked help from one of the store clerks. He checked the stash for a while and shrugged. “Looks like we’re out of stock, ma’am,” he said. Being the persistent and annoying girl that I am, I looked […]

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Busy is not always productive.

It’s important to take a break. Breathe for a while. In Japan, the essence of “Ma” or negative space is just as important as the occupied space. “Ma is the emptiness full of possibilities, like a promise yet to be fulfilled.” That means pausing between tasks is okay. Having downtime every week/month is completely fine. […]