Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why I need to speak out tonight


I have been trying to stay away from current events but I can’t. Too much is happening and the more we speak out, the more we are heard by the rest of the world, or so I hope. There are … Continue reading

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Hot Stuff or Hot Mess? Weekend of a Wimpy Adult


So… that was quite the weekend. It’s Sunday noon and you know what, I’m not going to discuss at length what went on this weekend: you can read a NYT editorial on that, or better yet, subscribe to our independent … Continue reading

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Jan. 26th, 2017: A night at the Dutch Consulate. And not because I’m getting deported (yet)


Jon and I made it to the Dutch Consulate tonight to hear Arnon Grunberg speak. You may not know his name but he’s a famous Dutch novelist who lives in New York. When I heard and saw him speak I … Continue reading

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January 25th, 2017: Why wimpiness won’t cut it…


So I started this diary challenge with the tongue-in-cheek title: Dairy of a Wimpy Adult, because honestly, I’ve felt quite wimpy all my life. People who know me perceive me as confident, outspoken, strong and principled, but if you were … Continue reading

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January 24th, 2017: An Acrostic of Alternative Facts


Dear Readers, I promised myself to stay away from Trump for this diary entry but when I was walking to work in Downtown San Fran, there was a fat, unhappy man on the crosswalk who was screaming at the top … Continue reading

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January 23rd, 2017… Life goes on and let’s focus on a different country for a change…


OK folks, I was at work all day today and my inspiration was low. I worked on the following piece over the weekend which was just published by The Indo Project. For Americans who have been reading my “dairy” this … Continue reading

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Weekend of a Wimpy Crowd for the New President


Waking up in Trump’s America, one of the first news stories I read (this morning, Sat) was how ISIS has further defaced the Roman amphitheater in Palmyra. So much for evil winning out on beauty and that was pretty much … Continue reading

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January 19th, 2017… in the footsteps of Johannes Vermeer and the Girl with the Pearl Earring… and why you should take a deep breath…


You know this picture, right? It’s the Girl with the Pearl Earring, painted by Johannes Vermeer and it may well be one of the most famous paintings in the world. You can find it in the Dutch National Gallery, or … Continue reading

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Diary of a Wimpy Adult, January 18th, 2017


I had a long, boring day at work today and felt burned out on tech, the industry I’ve been working in for the last 10 years or so… so I will not bore you with that. The other thing I … Continue reading

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Diary of a Wimpy Adult: January 17th, 2017


I woke up this morning… to a flat tire. I guess a week on California roads, which resemble the roads of some Third World Countries, was enough stress for one of my tires to pop. Although I was going to … Continue reading

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