Anonymity In Art: Novel House

Anonymity In Art: Novel House

There’s an abandoned house tired with cracks that reveal its age. It is wearing thin of its drywall, and the structure seems to degrade and crumble right before the eyes of onlookers. It’s abandoned—but full. The white walls filled to the brim with large black letters, characters and shapes that have been strung together into a [...]

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A Vegetarian In Texas

A Vegetarian In Texas

The look of shock and horror had crept up on her face. I sensed jolts of confusion from her as I spoke the words. “I would like the number four without meat.”

The Coldest Spring In Chicago

The Coldest Spring In Chicago

I quickly learned that the best time to visit the third largest city in the U.S, is not April through May due to the unpredictability of the weather. What I also learned was that Chicago is a beautiful city full of wonderful people, delicious food, and gorgeous architecture.

How to Experience Lake Tahoe Without Burning Down Your Cabin

How to Experience Lake Tahoe Without Burning Down Your Cabin

A billowing pile of smoke was rising from the fire we had lit inside the antique wood-burning fireplace that was housed inside the authentic, hand-made old-fashioned log cabin we rented in South Lake Tahoe through Airbnb. I could feel my eyes begin to water as the white indoor clouds reached the vaulted, lodge-pole daring ceilings [...]

Our Trip to Ontario, Canada

Our Trip to Ontario, Canada

“So, why on earth are you in Canada if you’re from California?” The young man was standing just outside the Toronto Eaton Centre passing out flyers for something or other when he struck up a conversation between my sister and myself. We were heading toward the crosswalk and on our way to grab a couple [...]

What Is Art, And What Art Deserves To Be In Museums?

What Is Art, And What Art Deserves To Be In Museums?

“What is art?” A short older lady with graying hair asked the high school intermediate art class. She waited for the small group of students sitting behind art supplies that were laid out on top of long wooden folding tables to slowly raise their hands. She pointed at a girl sitting near the back of [...]

The Journey to the Center of California’s Coast

The Journey to the Center of California’s Coast

Within the span of four hours in the car that had carried us up and over hills and traveled beside the ocean, we had driven under a sky that had gone from a murky brown to a clear bright blue, to a cool misty gray. My sister and I had decided to visit my dad [...]

A Run Through MOCA In LA And The Standard

A Run Through MOCA In LA And The Standard

There’s something about getting lost in the rows of paint, clay, and metal that are hung on the walls and that populate the formerly empty spaces of an art gallery or museum. Within a glance, I can feel the emotions that had flowed through the bodies of artists and can learn the histories of other [...]

What to Expect as a Tourist in Seattle, WA

What to Expect as a Tourist in Seattle, WA

Sleep deprivation can do wonders for those who have a fear of heights. I had earned my title of the walking dead the day before my recent trip to Seattle, Washington by attending a birthday dinner after work for a friend who lives nearly 100 miles away in Palm Springs. It was great to catch [...]

A Collection of Memories

A Collection of Memories

The first family road trip, that I can remember, happened sometime around the age of eight or nine. I was handed a Kodak disposable camera and carefully tried to ration the allotted photos that could be taken on the wind-up-operating device. However, because I was only eight and had no experience with cameras and didn’t [...]