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Flash Fiction Rejects from 2004

August 4, 2014

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moment #1: When I was a kid we used to hang out in the open attic of my friend’s house in Baguio. It was called the pugad — bird’s nest — because it was a warm safe haven, yet we could see all the way down through pine trees and street lights, and all the […]

If You Could Live Anywhere But Here and Now

September 8, 2012

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I always used to choose 1980s Baguio. But I think Sebastopol and/or Humboldt in 2012 would be a great place to live in too, if I could get over the cold.

The Desert is Mine

August 30, 2012

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In the Philippines I knew I was a tiny speck of nothing when I faced the sea. Here, the beaches are too full — of people, of things, of surfers — I could never find that finite sense of my self with a banana stand and a lifeguard post around. But I found that feeling […]

The Sound of Settling

May 22, 2012

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I used to say that I never felt present–or in the moment–unless I was in motion. Now this constant movement depresses me. I just want to take root, but how? I feel like we will never finish unpacking.

Goals, etc.

May 20, 2012

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A few months ago, I had a faux chalkboard up in my tiny kitchen in Long Beach. (Actually we had two of them; one on the front door for reminders and the second one, the one I’m referring to, for general hopes and dreams.) On it: new digs, more $$$, and CREATIVITY in big letters, […]

My Husband is a Good Man Who Eats Orange Peels

December 28, 2011

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I Miss the Philippines

December 27, 2011

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Answers, Out to Dry

October 9, 2011

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At Burning Man decompression, the question was, “How do you support yourself into being a more empowered version of you?”

Longer Than the Road That Stretches Out Ahead

September 27, 2011

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We haven’t stopped having fun since our first adventure three years ago. And actually, even sitting in traffic is fun when you’re with your bestie.

This Week Was Pretty Productive

September 23, 2011

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Jah went to Milwaukee to visit relatives without us, so we tried to keep busy. We bought our tickets to the Philippines, got old computers fixed, cleaned out closets, got massages, watched a movie (Moneyball) in a real theater and went to the Prospector for karaoke. I sang “Suedehead” by Morrissey and it’s been in […]