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End of Week Zen

January 23, 2015

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Illustrations by Hallie Bateman

Been There

January 22, 2015

Patrick Martinez

“I find it very difficult to draw a line between what’s sex and what isn’t. It can be very, very sexy to drive a car, and completely unsexy to flirt with someone at a bar.” – Björk

Neon by Patrick Martinez

Car Trouble

January 21, 2015

New York Shitty

The other day, a warning sign flashed on my dashboard in big, red capital letters, that read, STOP. This happened once before and I pulled over immediately and called AAA in a panic. A friend of mine who is good with cars, told me afterwards, that I didn’t need to stop, but should instead drive calmly to a mechanic. So that’s what I did. My car is now in the shop and I’m still freaking out, but tooling around town in a rented VW bug.

Photo from newyorkshitty

Technical Difficulties

January 20, 2015


The server that hosts my website is having technical problems. They tell me it should be fixed by tomorrow.

Image by Gábor Tóth


MLK, Jr.

January 19, 2015


“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.”

End of Week Zen

January 16, 2015

David Baerwalde

Enjoy these guilt-free cakes, sculpted from wood, by David Baerwalde. Happy weekend!

Is it Easier to be Single in a City?

January 15, 2015

Adrian Tomine



Illustration by Adrian Tomine

What’s Your Dawn Wall?

January 14, 2015

Dawn Wall

I’m not good with heights. Changing a light bulb or retrieving a scarf from the upper shelf in my closet, I get wobbly being on the top rung of a step ladder. So it was with incomprehensible awe that I read about Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Ferguson completing their 3000 foot free climb on the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite. It took 7 years of meticulous planning for them to get there. Not to mention superhuman courage and ambition. When he reached the summit today, Ferguson said, “I hope it inspires others to find their own Dawn Wall.”

Photo from National Geographic

The Ring

January 13, 2015











Illustrations by Kaye Blegvad

How to Pamper Yourself

January 12, 2015

Derrick Lin

The weekend wasn’t going well. I hadn’t worked hard enough on a social calendar and ended up with too much time alone, and in my head. On Sunday at noon, I suddenly realized the one thing I could do to feel better. Cook a bolognese sauce. I knew it would take at least 5 hours, so I bolted out of the house, walked to a local butcher (how luxurious!!), bought groceries and got busy. By dinner time, I was eating a most divine meal. The nectar of the gods. Cheered me right up.

Miniature by Derrick Lin