Been dealing a lot with feeling insignificant lately. It seems like everyone has gone on with their lives and I can’t. And I have had a lot of support, but I realize that that feeling of insignificance is coming from deep within from all the times I have denied myself the things that I have… Continue reading Insignificant
Universal Basic Income in California In the 2020 presidential election, candidate Andrew Yang ran on a campaign of Universal Basic Income (UBI) in which he proposed a “Freedom Dividend” where all U.S. adults would receive $1000 a month. Many critics said that this plan was not feasible and would be too expensive. Once the pandemic… Continue reading Universal Basic Income – Ever Relevant in a Changing World
After a week of painful gastro-intesinal issues, a major spinal surgery, and a failed discharge attempt, I found myself listlessly lying in my hospital bed. A new nurse walked in wanting to start yet another IV, only necessary because I was staying an extra day than expected. As a lukewarm fan of needles, I tend… Continue reading Paciencia y independencia (Patience and independence)
It is almost August and well overdue for a mid-year reflection. The past few months themselves have been full of turmoil, transition, and change, so in essence, this is a reflection on that period as well. I started out the year with five guiding words that I wanted to shape the year. Curiosity. Relationships. Understanding.… Continue reading CRUSHing it?
Any mention of the glass being half-full or half-empty never explores what happens when the glass shatters. From one solid piece to many, shattered glass can refract light in many ways, twisting (refracting?) the wavelengths to cause illusions. Its beauty is not without danger though. When you first walk into the Corning Museum of Glass,… Continue reading Glass: Deception and Perception
*recently updated The ball drops, the countdown ends, and we flip the calendar to a new year. We clean up after festivities, kiss our loved ones, and struggle to send texts through the overpacked phone lines. For some, New Years comes with new resolutions, commitments to be better, do better, crossing off everything under the… Continue reading Another Year, Another Attempt
It took three tries for me to fall in love with The Office. I came across it when it first came out on NBC. The aesthetics were too dry for me. I watched it again post-college after a coworker kept drawing parallels between our dysfunctional workplace and this godforsaken show that everyone kept quoting. That's… Continue reading Adding My Hat Into the Ring of Why The Office is the Best Show Ever
Despite the fact that I killed every plant I tried to grow when I was younger, I ended up working in agriculture. In suburban Atlanta, the front lawn was as close to a field as I would ever reach. Year after year, we would browse through the gardening section at Home Depot to set up… Continue reading Why Ag?
Passages like ours have been made before, voluntarily....involuntarily. Using the water as a means of escape. The open ocean as a way to forget the troubles of the world with land and all of its problems so far away. The open ocean as a conduit towards new lands, new opportunities, the unknown, for better… Continue reading Waves
"Dance is more than an art form; it is life itself." - Marty Rubin Part of what draws me to dance is how it has always been empowering for me. It has always been a chance to reclaim myself, my body in the midst of chaos, anger, and pain. In daycare, one of my "close" friends… Continue reading Dancing Through Life