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~The Suicide Note~ (An Article)

I am writing this article not to catch attention, not to end my life, not to question why life messed up sometimes, but to relieve me of the guilt for not telling the world why suicidal notes shouldn’t be taken lightly, more specifically why those people afraid to dance with their own misfortunes cling to death like the only option left. 1,029 more words


'Consider the Lobster' by David Foster Wallace

Exhilaration. The joy of surprise. A sense of guilt for not having done something before.

That is what I felt when I recently read David Foster Wallace’s 2004 essay, … 1,202 more words



<this was originally published as part of an online art gallery organized by my friend Alyssa Arney>


“I did that,” says my memory. “I could not have done that,” says my pride, and remains inexorable. 1,228 more words

Shifts in subject matter over time


A recent discussion with some photographer friends centred around changes in our output over time – with almost all of us present (7/8) remarking that what we shot now was very different from what we shot when we started out – or even halfway through our careers. 1,722 more words


Jazzing it up in the 1920s

Toni Morrison’s Jazz takes place during what is known as the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migration of the 1920s and ‘30s. The hopeful idea of starting new was a prominent feature that came with this time period. 1,200 more words


Dear Five,

A few weeks ago while writing my book, I had attributed to the unconscious the number four. For if the unconscious were to exist in a dimensional level, the fourth seemed to be most fitting for its activities. 206 more words

Weekly reading 3

• “Reclaiming Our Roots: The Story of Tamishan” by Melissa Henry in The Urban News: “The stories of how these African Muslims had succeeded in preserving key elements of culture, some even convincing their owners to set them free and allow them to return to their native lands, amazed and inspired me.” 141 more words