Tag Archives: California

My hometown.

I have written often of my hometown. Due to frequency it is not always positive, though looking back through the different stories and mentions, the good has consistently outweighed the bad. I am from a small town. A town I … Continue reading

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Be Proud.

I hear that San Francisco is home to the world’s biggest Pride celebration. I am not sure if that is true, but the City puts on quite a show, and it certainly makes me proud. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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Commencing the pomp and circumstance.

I love that damn song. Serious, so haters be warned. I love it so much in fact, that I put an extended version above so you can listen to it for the entire time that you read this post. I … Continue reading

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Good taste doesn’t need to be so tasteless.

The reason I’m not a foodie is I’m already enough kinds of an asshole that I don’t need to be another one. ~ God On July 1, 2012 California will ban foie gras, created by the funnel-forced ingestion of large amounts of … Continue reading

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Three day weekend – pfffffffftttttttttt!

Malcolm X Day is a public holiday in Berkeley, and there is much that could be said of that, but what it translates to most immediately is a three-day weekend for me. Or, rather, it should. Instead of enjoying the pure … Continue reading

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Newsbriefs….

A day (or so) in the life of… well, me. I came across a funny Twitter post the other day from a favorite blogger of mine. I’ve reached that pure stage of blogging where I don’t care about SEO, keywords, … Continue reading

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A New Situation.

Whenever people ask me about living in Hong Kong they are always curious about the cost of living (well, whenever people my age ask anyhow… there is quite a wide range of questions from the less chronologically proximal demographics). The … Continue reading

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State of Emergency: Have you heard it all before?

  This week was the “week of action” organized by the California Teachers’ Association, which included a series of demonstrations, protests and rallies. While in some ways I find this kind of grass-roots action inspiring and invigorating, I found myself … Continue reading

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Job-House-Life [The Repatriate Papers, Vol. 7]

I have a job. This is a nice sentence to open with, and for fun I keep repeating it: I have a job. It is interesting because it is not like I have ever been without a job until quite … Continue reading

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Full Circle… ish. [The Repatriate Papers, Vol. 3]

There are no pictures to include with this post. The only images that could work are the blurry memories that make a sort of mental montage across your frontal lobe when you find yourself somewhere that no matter how strange, … Continue reading

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