Running From Our Selves

:: On Escapism :: it is one thing to go to another place because it is calling to you. it is another to go to a place because you don’t want to be in the one that you are currently in. i know because i have tried to do it. i tried to go to Berlin. i tried to...

The Messages from Inside and Out

:: Yoga/Suzuki Revelations :: we don’t have to be straight all the time! when i try to “be straight,” i find myself locking into a position rather than fluidly remaining upright. the key is to release into whatever pose or position i find myself in—straight, crooked,...

Where We Are in Space

this morning i did yoga outside in the 90 degree heat, bugs swirling all around, sweat profusely dripping off my body… it was glorious. i practiced for so long, zoning in on my breath, on my center, and moving so slowly that i could gauge where either of them were at...

The Many Homes I Call Home

::: On the Way Home ::: the New Jersey Parkway is so green that i almost feel like i am on my way to some warped version of Bali. maybe i am, in a way, if i am traveling to another place that feels like home… i used to have this weird conflict of language usage that...

Connecting Red Threads

Toshi and i have been friends for 7 years now. we met in Voice & Speech class when i first started acting school at HB Studio and he just moved to the U.S. from Japan. we were friends at first sight even though we never officially hung out that much outside of...

Adventures in the ‘Hood

:: Day 6 back in NYC :: today is a new day—a more musical one! the birds are singing alongside the hip hop blasting down my block in Brooklyn. i woke up at 4:30am and despite some initial annoyance, i decided to channel that energy into a more creative one. i already...

Last Words

:: here’s all i have to say about my last day in Singapore :: bi-continental mixed ethnicity connections stuff my prata the Lobsterbird spills the beans flying through the city streets dreams manifested in the unexpected a flippy flop making room for the new one last...

Kuta House

:: Goodbye Bali Mountain Retreat! :: i am back with Wayan heading down the mountain… but this time i am sitting next to him…and Rani & Luna are in the back! we are headed down to Kuta. i had an inkling that i would end up there… my first real-life tie to...

The Nest of The Rising Sun

:: 6.6.12 (same same + each other) :: ~ Sitting in the Bird’s Nest for Sunrise ~ i have been so blessed to be able to, in ten days, see the sun set over the beaches of Canggu and watch it rise again over the mountaintops of Mount Batukaru. to hear the sounds of the...

More Cosmic Motion

:: Transit of Venus – An Auspicious Day! :: while in Seminyak, Karen sent me this about the Transit of Venus. from Planet Waves, by Eric Francis.   Transit of Venus: Embracing the Solar Feminine    Dear Friend and Reader:   “As the apple...