Thursday, September 21, 2017

List of Books

Read/Reading
  • Sept. 14 - Frank Herbert, Dune
  • Sept. 18 - Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah
  • Sept. 20 - James Hynes, Kings of Infinite Space

Books Read in 2016 (List of Books Read before 2016)

Books to Read (alphabetical by author's last name)
  • Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan - Canon of Sherlock Holmes
  • Eugenides, Jeffery - The Virgin Suicides
  • Foer, Jonathan Safran - Everything is Illuminated
  • Hammett, Dashiell - The Maltese Falcon
  • Harari, Yuval - Sapiens
  • Heinlein, Robert - Time Enough for Love
  • Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
  • Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

List of Books Read

in 2010
  1. Jan. 04 - Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
  2. Jan. 08 - Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D., Life After Life
  3. Jan. 17 - Michael Crichton, Timeline
  4. Jan. 22 - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
  5. April 19 - Diane Matcheck, The Sacrifice
  6. May 1 - Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  7. Jun. 1 - 하지은, 얼음나무 숲
  8. Jun. 25 - Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational
  9. Jun. 29 - Jessica Williams, 50 Facts that Should Change the World
  10. Jul. 24 - Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
  11. Aug. 6 - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
 in 2011
  1. May 11 - Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World
  2. July 17 - Tamora Pierce, Wild Magic
  3. July 23 - Tamora Pierce, Wolf-Speaker
  4. July 24 - Tamora Pierce, Emperor Mage
  5. July 24 - Tamora Pierce, The Realm of the Gods
  6. Aug. 1 - Sherwood Smith, Crown Duel 
  7. Aug. 2 - Vivian Vande Velde, The Conjurer Princess
  8. Aug. 7 - Sharon Green, Convergence
  9. Aug. 9 - Sharon Green, Competitions 
  10. Aug. 13 - Sharon Green, Challenges
  11. Aug. 16 - Sharon Green, Betrayals
  12. Aug. 27 - Sharon Green, Prophecy
  13. Oct. 1 - Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
  14. Oct. 5 - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
 in 2012
  1. Jan. 27 -  Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  2. Jan. 28 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Vol. 1
  3. May 28 - Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
  4. June 1 -  Lou Beach, 420 Characters
  5. June 2 - Michael Gregorio, Critique of Criminal Reason
  6. June 6 -  Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  7. June 8 - Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
  8. July 22 - Jeffery Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
  9. Aug. 19 - Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
  10. Sept. 11 - Michael Bakunin, God and the State
in 2013
  1. Various, Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art
in 2014
  1. Jan. 19 - Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority
  2. Jan. 30 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
  3. Sept. 14 - Christian Rudder, Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
in 2015
  1. Feb. 10 - 이미나, 그 남자 그 여자
  2. Apr. 15 - Niki Jilvontae, My Bitch, Yo Bitch....Everybody Bitch
  3. May 31 - Erich Fromm, Man for Himself, an inquiry into the psychology of ethics
  4. June 21 - Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance
  5. July 17 - Mary Roach, Gulp
in 2016
  1. Nov. 13 - Susan R. Barry, Fixing My Gaze
  2. Dec. 20 - Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad

Friday, September 16, 2016

20160916: jump, alphabet, carnival

I escaped the clutches of childhood only to jump like a horse on a carnival carousel and drown like an animal cracker in alphabet soup.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

20160915: attic, stairs, bath, pepper

She took a bath to clean off the sneezing dust from her trip up the attic stairs. The shaved stubble from her legs floated in the water like black pepper.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

an even shittier emo poem

at
night

elusive
visions
envelope
nothingness.

sometimes
i
think
that
i
envisioned
regret,

except
my
own,

pretending
others
even
mattered.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hey, 2016.

I feel I've been completely unprepared for the onset of the new year this time around and consequently so unceremoniously welcomed 2016. But here it is. Hey, 2016.

2015 was a strange year. I want to write it off as uneventful, but that's not true. My romantic life was a dream, but my familial/home life wasn't so much. I'm not sure if it was pursuing my romantic life that strained the sibling relationship, or if it was in experiencing the dream that I realized the flaws in it. All in all, it wasn't pleasant. I had to change my point of view and recalibrate the dynamics of our relationship, and I feel we've reached an unstable equilibrium. It's good enough for now. In 2016 we'll strive for time and space apart. I think that'll do us good in the same way that it currently facilitates our relationship with our parents.

I know at the beginning of 2015 I wanted to work on maintaining my individuality while in a relationship, but I don't think I worked on that very much this past year. I was too wrapped up in keeping my shit together outside of my dream of a romantic relationship. In the process I did learn a lot of about myself and what I value. Creativity and individuality is still important to me, but they clearly do not take center stage like they used to. I think the spirit of my life has matured and I feel more comfortable and happy espousing harmony and caring. It is a shift perspective, and I think at the beginning of 2015 I was scared of letting go of the identity I had built for myself when I was single. I was right in believing 2015 was the year that I would question, "who am I now?" It's only now that I'm coming to terms with the definition of the person I want to be going forward in my life. It's still scary, but I think this is a big turning point. I'm never going to lose my wont for introspection, and I still want to consciously craft myself into a better a person.

I already have a feeling that 2016 will be a very eventful year for me. It'll be work to transition myself into a new stage of life, but I'm looking forward to it. I think I already have more vision in terms of the long term plan.

For 2016 I hope I do not lose sight of all the things it took to get me this far. I know I'll be focused on setting the groundwork for my envisioned future, but I don't want to forget everything I've already learned about myself.

In addition, as cliche as it is, I really need to get back on the workout train. I don't feel as fit and healthy as I have in my past and I want to rectify that. I do believe I will need physical fortitude to get through everything that I think 2016 will throw at me!

As usual, I wish for peace, love, prosperity, & heath in the new year. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

20150408: plane, quail, crisps

She flew over on a plane to enjoy how quail crisps in his oven.

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