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August 2015

Listen, Watch, Read: August 23, 2015

In an effort to be more cultured, I’ve taken on a schedule of reading and watching more things. I’ve also read that part of being an artist is sharing not only your work, but your inspiration / things that help / inspire you to create art.

So maybe every week I’ll post something new that I’m listening to, watching, or reading.

This week, two things in every category: one new, one old.


NEW: Courtney Barnett’s new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

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Don’t Think, Just Do

There’s a saying I learned in Wilderness First Aid training: “don’t do, just think.”

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We Don’t…

I was sitting helping a group of first graders color their pictures. Amy stood up to show me something. She looked at me smiling. Then her eyes drifted to my hair.

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After the Pause

An online magazine that publishes poetry, flash fiction, and artwork. It’s new so there are only a few issues. Check it out if you’re looking for some somewhat experimental stuff.

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Estimated arrival time: 4:40 PM.

Actual arrival time: 5:10 PM.

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Mongolia: Snapshots

This post is over 9000 words (literally), so I don’t mind if you don’t read it all. Or even if you don’t read any of it. WARNING: F-bombs and S-bombs are dropped. If that will bother you, do not read. You should at least skim through and look at the pictures (click to enlarge). Read the words if you want to know about my experience in Mongolia. When I felt like something was entertaining or important, I would write it down in my journal. Thus I’m calling this: “Mongolia: Snapshots.” There was a lot that I thought was interesting.

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A Quantum Comedy

Written freshmen year (Winter 2010/2011), here’s a short comedic play about the intersection of college behavior and quantum particles. Read it for laughs and/or a better understanding of quantum mechanics through easily understandable, probably inaccurate examples. It won second place in the Science Playwriting Competition at Princeton University.

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But I’m a Lizard Lizard

1st Grader: Are you a boy or a girl?

Me: Neither. I’m a lizard.

1st Grader: No! Are you a boy or a girl?

Me: I’m a lizard.

1st Grader: Okay. Are you a boy lizard or a girl lizard?

Me: I’m a lizard lizard.

*I get down and walk on all fours while sticking out my tongue like a snake.


Two X Chromosomes

I had to get a health physical in order to renew my foreign work permit. I’d gotten the physical when I first got to Taiwan 8 months ago. I understood the need for it, but man, bureaucracy…

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