All my life I’ve fought to stay on the periphery of conversations regarding the subjects in which I am, in truth, most interested. The reason for this is stubborn obsession. 162 more words
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“What do you want for your birthday?” Mom asks.
On the surface, this is a straightforward question requiring an equally-straightforward answer. Beneath the veneer of our casual conversation, however, the proceedings of a nuanced negotiation have just been set into motion. 640 more words
Article by Marisa DeMarco published on Thought Catalog.
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I just returned from a 1 hour walk up the mountain – something I have done regularly since coming to Taboga – mainly for exercise, but equally for the quiet, meditative experience of walking under the gentle (relatively speaking) morning sun, listening to birds unlike any I hear in Seattle, and giving my brain some time to wake up and think thoughts that too easily get pushed aside as the day gets busier. 666 more words