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The Writer!

So I've been sorting through my closet (living in a studio means my closet is simultaneously my basement, my attic and my garage.  There's A LOT of stuff in there), and it's beginning to feel like I'm on an archeological dig through my life.  I keep finding random piles of photos that document a particular era in my life, long-lost treasures and just plain lost memories.  I also have a number of boxes that contain my mom's things, and every year I'm able to part with more, realizing what is actually important that she left behind (tiny little figurines that I can't actually remember her having, go.  Cards addressed to me from her, stay.  Photos that remind me of her being happy, display).

I was rewarded for my excavation efforts by finding a book I'd written when I was eight.  Actually, I found several.  My friend, Makiko Matsumoto, and I made countless books using recycled paper and duct tape for binding.  We then decorated these with our stories and …

Such a Long Time

Today marks my seven year anniversary in San Francisco.  It has been my longest love affair yet.  Apparently, it's making me wax nostalgic:

I'm currently cleaning through things in my closet and have come across boxes heavy with old letters and cards from friends throughout the years.  In sorting through, I knew I wanted to keep some representation of everyone who has been significant in my life, but didn't need to keep every single blessed note.  (There were a few letters from people I honestly can't remember, and I'm guessing they can't remember me either.  After reassuring myself it was life, not Alzheimer's, I tossed them). So I wanted to do the letters the courtesy of a read-through before recycling them.  And I was struck by how about 95% of them all began with something like the phrase "I'm sorry it's been so long since I've last written."  It didn't matter if what era of my life the letter was posted, the sentiment was univ…