May 2014

Practicing Mindfulness, Or: Look at me, I’m Meditating!

May 11, 2014

I’ve always had a hard time staying in the present. Not my physical self (as far as I know, time travel has not yet been invented) but my mental self. I’m always thinking about the future, things I need to take care of, what I still need to do for any projects I’m working on, […]

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Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” – 12 Years of Filmmaking

May 4, 2014

I watch a lot of movies but I don’t really have any “favorites”. I don’t have a favorite actor, actress, not many people who I’d feel tongue-tied over if I happened to come across them in a random moment. I do have a favorite director though – Richard Linklater. I’ve seen a lot of his […]

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On Americanah and Observations of an American

May 2, 2014

Several weeks ago on the NPR show Fresh Air, I caught parts of Terry’s Gross’s interview with Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, talking about Adichie’s book Americanah. The author sounded pretty cool and, as she was someone I had never heard of before, I thought it was nice that I was able to find out […]

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