June 24, 2013

Tales of robberies in Oakland are ubiquitous. So much so, legend has it, you should consider yourself lucky if the police even show up when a robbery is reported. I guess it was my lucky day. I parked my car across the street, my driveway blocked by a cruiser with no flashing lights. An officer [...]

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March 23, 2013

It’s barely 9am and I’m already having a hard time concentrating on my work. Granted, it’s a Saturday, and I’m not feeling especially motivated, and the cozy, quiet café I found so inspiring a few weeks ago, is now a noisy, cold and drafty hangover cure for a bunch of wannabe hipsters. Inspiration feels far, [...]

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FearLess Reader–Sara

January 27, 2013

I went to a small high school–less than 200 students total, and only a little over 40 in my class. One wouldn’t think such a small student body could support the arts, but someone had the foresight to dedicate one large corner of the 100+ year old building for exactly that purpose. It was in [...]

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Dispactch from Africa: In This Place

November 1, 2012

Jambo friends! I know it’s been a while, but I have a great excuse—I finally got my ass out of the office and on vacation. In Africa, no less. I spent week one (of three) enjoying my first safaris in the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park (I promise, much  more on all that [...]

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