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Everyone in New York is preparing for Hurricane Irene. I've been through some devastating hurricanes, including being in Durham in the midst of Hurricane Fran, right when it hit the coast of North Carolina. I've seen the ...

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I grew up watching my mother cook. I used to bring a pillow into the kitchen and lay on the floor in the middle of the kitchen while she was cooking. It was a place I could spend solely my mother. I'm not sure why I used to ...

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I used to have a tendency to purchase objects in pairs or even numbers. I only say "used to" because I haven't really made any significant purchases of objects since the beginning of this project. If I buy candle holders, ...

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As I write this entry, there are kids playing outside somewhere I cannot see them out my window, but the sound winds around the building corners of the brownstones and up my stairs, through my window. I hear from another ...

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My home is intentionally laid out, with the understanding that one's physical space is also the foundation of one's head space. I come from a culture where the placement of furniture and lighting is paramount to setting the ...

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Glass is a frighteningly beautiful thing. When I was younger and more careless with my movement, I knocked my glass over at the dinner table every single evening. My mother, who sat next to me would engage in a choreographed ...

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We learn the basic physics of centripetal force at a young age, perhaps on the spinning apparatus in the playground. The one you have to hold onto for dear life to not be flung off. That was one of my favorite rides, mainly ...

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When I lived in Durham, NC for college and community organizing, I drank beer. This is significant mainly because I don't drink beer at all now. My entire taste for beer and liquor changed after I worked as a bartender (see ...

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I cannot recall exactly which cartoon, or which show, but when I was growing up, I remember an image of a man in a doorway, with a pipe in his mouth. He lifts up his shoe and strikes a match against the bottom, thereby ...

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Sometimes, perhaps more often than we would like to admit, we purchase or acquire things because we think we're going to look as good in them as someone else. The someone else usually being an airbrushed person in a ...

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My older sister made us do a lot of things for her entertainment. She told us once that if we put our tongues to the rectangular batteries (the kind that go in smoke alarms), it would feel cool. With her we were ...

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As a child, I was taught music was something to master, not to listen to. I was raised, along with both of my siblings, to play an instrument used in a universally Classical sense. I played the piano from the first moment I ...

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