• "Discard your thirst for books, so that you won't die in bitterness."
  • "...the soul is a dream and mist, life is warfare and a journey far from home..."
  • "Anyone with a feeling for nature - a deeper sensitivity - will find it all gives pleasure."
  • "He cares nothing for their praise - men who can't even meet their own standards."
  • "Cheerfulness. Without requiring other people's help."
  • "Keep the spirit inside you undamaged, as if you might have to give it back at any moment."
  • "...doing what's right sometimes requires patience."
  • "Keep this refuge in mind: the back roads of your self."
  • "It can ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Otherwise it cannot harm y...
aug 19 2017 ∞
aug 19 2017 +
  • Kissing under the stars ♥︎
  • South African choral music
  • FrozFruit popsicles
  • Wind chimes
  • Melon-flavored shaved ice
  • Fireflies
jun 6 2017 ∞
jul 2 2017 +
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Personal essay
  • Travel writing
  • Music, art, or book criticism
  • Journalism
  • Blogging
  • Literary translation
  • Nonfiction novel / metafiction
  • True crime
  • Oral history
  • Radio essay
  • Video essay
  • Nature writing
  • Science writing
  • Docudrama
  • Eulogy / obituary
  • Grimoire
  • Guidebook
  • Personality quiz
  • Journals
may 7 2017 ∞
may 7 2017 +
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  • ”Coming Down the Mountain” – Mipso
  • ”Third of May” – Fleet Foxes
  • ”Wild Rose” – Will Stratton
  • ”Turns Within Me, Turns Without Me” – The Paper Kites
  • ”Following the North Star” – Rhiannon Giddens
  • ”Papa Don’t Take No Mess” – James Brown
  • ”Once Again (Outra Vez)” – Stan Getz
  • ”Don’t Take It Too Bad” – Townes Van Zandt
  • ”Baba Na Mama” – Ilungu Jazz Band
  • ”M L K” – Cantus
  • ”You’re Going to Lose That Girl” – The Beatles
  • ”Push” – Matchbox Twenty
  • ”Tell It Like It Is” – Aaron Neville
  • ”King of the Faeries” – Aine Minogu...
apr 1 2017 ∞
apr 1 2017 +
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  • Anais Nin's diaries
  • How I look in brown
  • Sincere compliments
  • The Seprewa
  • Caramel Apple Spice
  • Wisdom from Maya Angelou
feb 4 2017 ∞
mar 1 2017 +
  • electric rock instrumentation
  • folk influences
  • mild rhythmic syncopation
  • major key tonality
  • a subtle use of vocal harmony
  • jazz influences
  • R&B influences
jan 2 2017 ∞
jan 2 2017 +
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  • Son of Saul (2015)*
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
  • The New World (2005)
  • Real Women Have Curves (2002)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988)
  • Calvary (2014)
  • Born to Be Blue (2015)*
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
  • The Piano (1993)
  • By Sidney Lumet (2015)*
  • Love & Friendship (2016)*
  • Confirmation (2016)
  • The Seventh Fire (2015)*
  • The Witness (2015)*
  • Going Clear (2015)
  • Brooklyn (2015)
  • Embrace of the Serpent (2015)**
  • Leave Her to Heaven (1945)*
  • Neruda (2016)*
  • Very Semi-Serious (2015)
  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)*
dec 30 2016 ∞
jan 1 2017 +
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  • "Holocene" - Bon Iver
  • "Winter Prayers" - Iron & Wine
  • "River" - Joni Mitchell
  • "Tracks in the Snow" - The Civil Wars
  • "White Winter Hymnal" - Fleet Foxes
  • "I Am a Rock" - Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Winter Trees" - The Staves
  • "Snow Day" - Matt Pond PA
  • "Girl from the North Country" - Bob Dylan
  • "Faded from the Winter" - Iron & Wine
  • "Winter's Night" - Joshua Hyslop
  • "Winter Is Blue" - Vashti Bunyan
aug 11 2016 ∞
oct 23 2016 +
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  • A library
  • A playground
  • Water (or at least a nice fountain)
  • Evidence of autumn and spring
  • Communities of color
  • Family members and good friends
aug 24 2014 ∞
sep 10 2014 +
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  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cherries
  • Cucumber
  • Egg whites
  • Garlic
  • Honeydew Melons
  • Lettuce
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pineapples
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Tomatoes
  • Water
  • Watermelons
  • Yogurt
sep 18 2012 ∞
sep 18 2012 +
  • “Singles Party” - Greyboy
  • “Bad Company” - Five Finger Death Punch
  • “Free” - Marcus Miller & Corinne Bailey Rae
  • "Umoja (Unity)" - Amabutho
  • "Letter to Hermione" - Robert Glasper Experiment (feat. Bilal)
  • "F.T.B." - Robert Glasper
  • "Calls" - Robert Glasper (feat. Jill Scott)
  • "I'd Like To" - Corinne Bailey Rae
  • "Steal My Kisses" - Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  • "Anything Else" - Sarah Jarosz
  • "Wading Deep Waters" - Crooked Still
  • "Found Out About You" - Gin Blossoms
jul 2 2017 ∞
jul 2 2017 +
  • New York Times crossword puzzle app
  • The month of May
  • Old friends
  • Root beer floats
  • Bossa nova
  • Buffets
  • The Concord bus from NYC to Portland
  • Pandora
  • Outdoor folk performance videos
may 1 2017 ∞
jun 1 2017 +
  • "Across the Sea" by The Wailin' Jennys (and pretty much everything else on Bright Morning Stars )
  • Baby Sadie
  • Grilled cheese
  • My new pink dress
  • The sound of a gong
  • Trees with purple flowers (Eastern Redbuds?)
  • Tulips
  • Walking through the city in springtime
apr 1 2017 ∞
apr 30 2017 +
  • Bullet Journal
  • Positivity Journal
  • List Book
  • Workshop Notebook
  • Class Notebook
  • Regular Journal
apr 1 2017 ∞
apr 1 2017 +
  • "Home" - Bonnie Raitt
  • "Tired as Fuck" - The Staves
  • "Moonn" - Radical Face
  • "The Next Blue Sky" - Bill Plaskett
  • "Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 137 No. 1, D. 384: II. Andante" - Franz Schubert
  • "Taos Summer Nights" - Robert Mirabal
  • "I'm On Fire" - The Staves
  • "We Can Work It Out" - The Beatles
  • "Dagomba" - Seprewa Kasa
  • "Whenever You're Around" - Jill Scott
  • "Taxman" - The Beatles
  • "Caesar" - The Oh Hellos
  • "Blind Heart" (live) - CAZZETTE
  • "Storm Comin'" - The Wailin' Jennys
mar 1 2017 ∞
mar 2 2017 +
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  • "Wish I Knew You" - The Revivalists
  • "The Forest" - Jose Gonzalez
  • "Drive the Cold Winter Away" - The New World Renaissance Band
  • "No One's Gonna Love You" - Band of Horses
  • "I Need Heaven" - Brolly
  • "Winter in My Heart" - The Avett Brothers
  • "Holes" - The Paper Kites
  • "Montezuma" - Fleet Foxes
  • "Severen" - Alizbar & Ann'Sannat
  • "Bloodstream" - Stateless
  • "We Take Care of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen
  • "Chocolat: Main Titles" - Rachel Portman
  • "Medieval Waters" - Carter Burwell
  • "It Might As Well Be Spring" - Sarah Vaughan
  • "Pata Pata" - Miriam Makeba
  • "All I Really Want to Do" - Bob Dylan
feb 2 2017 ∞
feb 2 2017 +
  • "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden
  • "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath
  • "My Father, in Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud" by Li-Young Lee
  • "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas
  • "Yesterday" by W.S. Merwin
  • "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke
jan 11 2017 ∞
jan 11 2017 +
  • The Lumineers
  • The Paper Kites
  • The Staves
  • The Beatles
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • The Weepies
  • Joshua Hyslop
  • James Taylor
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • The Oh Hellos
  • The Stray Birds
  • J. Tillman
  • Norah Jones
  • Sam Smith
jan 2 2017 ∞
jan 2 2017 +
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  • '90s pop (and '90s nostalgia in general)
  • Derek Walcott's poetry
  • Compliments from loved ones and friends
  • Light snowfall in December
  • Kisses on the top of the head
  • Night skies with planets in them
  • My mother's photography
  • Nutella cake
  • My new Pride and Prejudice scarf
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • That amazing-smelling Christmas tea
  • Hanukkah
  • Hugs from my dad
dec 1 2016 ∞
jan 2 2017 +
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  • "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" - Bob Dylan
  • "Little Green" - Joni Mitchell
  • "North Swallow" - Barn Swallow
  • "Whispering Grass" - Sandy Denny
  • "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" - Tom Lehrer
  • "Prairie Spring" - Jay Ungar
  • "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - Peter, Paul & Mary
  • "April Come She Will" - Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Wildflowers" - Ana Egge
  • "So Early, Early in the Spring" - Judy Collins
  • "Wild Mountain Thyme" - The Byrds
  • "Bloom" - The Paper Kites
aug 11 2016 ∞
oct 23 2016 +
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  • Everything smells like coconut sunscreen.
  • It's acceptable to wear casual sundresses to work.
  • My hair gets natural red and gold highlights.
  • Peaches and strawberries and blueberries are fresh.
  • People bring their babies out for show and dress them in adorable little bonnets.
  • Water tastes extra-delicious.
  • You can eat meals on the screened-in porch in the garden.
aug 7 2012 ∞
nov 1 2014 +
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  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Schindler's List (1993)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • City Lights (1931)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • The General (1927)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Chinatown (1974)
jan 19 2012 ∞
jan 19 2012 +
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  • Art museums
  • Bay windows
  • Cherry trees
  • Clear night skies
  • Clearings in the woods
  • Fields full of tulips
  • First snow, when it's so pristine that it sparkles
  • Hammocks
  • Indian summer
  • Italian restaurants with outdoor seating
  • Jacuzzis
  • Libraries (and occasionally, used bookstores)
  • Little silver bells
  • Monet paintings
  • Observatories
  • Old-fashioned European trains with compartments
  • Open fields
  • Outdoor movie screenings
jan 4 2012 ∞
mar 22 2013 +
  • Chinatown (in NYC)
  • Fireworks with musical accompaniment
  • La Bagel Delight
  • Orange chicken
  • Pouring rain
  • Taking pictures with K. :)
aug 2 2017 ∞
aug 3 2017 +
  • "Edge of a Dream" - Sarah Jarosz
  • "Manhattan" - Marian McPartland
  • "Wedding Bell Blues" - The 5th Dimension
  • "La luna en tu mirada" - Ry Cooder
  • "I Love You Always Forever" - Donna Lewis
  • "Wrong Impression" - Natalie Imbruglia
  • "All I Have to Give" - Backstreet Boys
  • "I Do" - Lisa Loeb
  • "Big Country" - Bela Fleck
  • "But Not For Me" - Julie London
  • "Deep Purple" - Art Tatum
  • "I've Told You Now" - Sam Smith
  • "Stay" - Lisa Loeb
  • "Girl Talk" - Ray Brown
  • "Dreamlover" - Mariah Carey
  • "Never Going Back Again" - Fleetwood Mac
  • "1904" - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  • "Renegade" - The Paper Kites
  • "Gone Too Soon" - Sarah Jarosz
  • "Lakme: Flower Duet" - Leo Delibes
jun 1 2017 ∞
jun 4 2017 +
  • "A Face Like Mine" - Peter Bradley Adams
  • "All I Wanna Do" - Sheryl Crow
  • "At the Purchaser's Option" - Rhiannon Giddens
  • "Boat Song" - Garrett Pierce
  • "Come Tomorrow" - Peter Bradley Adams
  • "Cyrhia" - Tomasz Stanko
  • "Detroit or Buffalo" - Max Jury
  • "Distant Thought" - Garrett Pierce
  • "Dive" - Ed Sheeran
  • "Don't Hold Back" - Garrett Pierce
  • "Emoji of a Wave" - John Mayer
  • "Follow the Drinking Gourd" - Richie Havens
  • "Gone" - The Head & the Heart
  • "Goodnight Saigon" - Joan Baez
  • "Halcyon" - The Paper Kites
  • "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues" - Ella Fitzgerald
  • "I'm On Fire" - Bruce Springsteen
  • "Just Remember I Love You" - Firefall
apr 30 2017 ∞
may 1 2017 +
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Note to self.

  • Food
  • Drink
  • Decompression-focused alone time
  • Meditation/positive reflection
  • Second wind
  • At least eight hours of sleep
  • Sunlight
  • Fresh air
  • A nice view
  • Warmth (and cool temperatures in the summer)
  • Intellectual stimulation
  • Self-esteem/compliments
  • Relative physical comfort
  • Hugs
apr 1 2017 ∞
apr 1 2017 +
  • Bubble tea
  • Wise advice
  • Thich Nhat Hanh's lectures on YouTube
  • The smell of Play-Doh
  • Skylights
  • Root beer
mar 1 2017 ∞
apr 1 2017 +
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  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Nick Drake
  • Cuddling, sometimes
  • Long walks in Prospect Park
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Crescent moons (and the word "crescent")
jan 2 2017 ∞
feb 2 2017 +
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  • "Coney Island" - Death Cab for Cutie
  • "Valleys of Neptune" - Jimi Hendrix
  • "Autumn in New York" - Kenny Dorham
  • "Elevate" - St. Lucia
  • "Blue Christmas" - The Lumineers
  • "Winter Birds" - Ray LaMontagne
  • "I'm Good" - Blaque
  • "LA Song" - People Under the Stairs
  • "Seven Days of Falling" - Esbjorn Svensson Trio
  • "Pegasus" - Lars Danielsson & Mathias Eick
  • "I Didn't Know About You" - Ben Webster
  • "Too Close" - Next
  • "How Do I Live" - LeAnn Rimes
  • "The Story I Heard" - Blind Pilot
  • "Pretty Paper" - Robert Ellis
  • "Holy Branches" - Radical Face
  • "Giving Up" - Ingrid Michaelson
  • "Bleeder" - The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini
jan 2 2017 ∞
jan 2 2017 +
  • Immersion Journalism Panel at Columbia University's "The Wire" Conference
  • "Born to Be Blue" screening and Q&A with Ethan Hawke
  • Bernie Sanders rally
  • Tribeca Film Festival debut of "By Sidney Lumet" (plus Q&A with Nancy Buirski, Jenny Lumet, Treat Williams, and Jonathan Demme)
  • Tacita Dean exhibit
  • Paul Auster & Bill Corbett reading (front row!)
  • Roxane Gay keynote lecture at Cooper Union's PEN World Festival
  • Amy Goodman talk at Union Square Barnes & Noble
  • Roz Chast's "Cartoon Memoirs" and Yiddish Theater exhibits at Museum of the City of New York
  • DeRay Mckesson in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad at the Schomburg Center...
dec 30 2016 ∞
jan 1 2017 +
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  • "Geronimo" - Sheppard
  • "Going Up the County" - Canned Heat
  • "Belly of June" - Horse Feathers
  • "Summersong" - The Decemberists
  • "Julep" - Punch Brothers
  • "Get Together" - The Youngbloods
  • "Summer Skin" - Death Cab for Cutie
  • "Gatekeeper" - Feist
  • "For the Summer" - Ray Lamontagne
  • "Someday Soon" - Judy Collins
  • "Let's Go" - Handsome and Gretyl
  • "Dandelion Wine" - Gregory Alan Isakov
aug 11 2016 ∞
oct 23 2016 +
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  • "September Grass" - James Taylor
  • "Cinder and Smoke" - Iron & Wine
  • "Landslide" - Fleetwood Mac
  • "Harvest Moon" - Neil Young
  • "Apocalypse Lullaby" - The Wailin' Jennys
  • "Urge for Going" - Joni Mitchell
  • "The Stable Song" - Gregory Alan Isakov
  • "See the Changes" - Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • "Woodland" - The Paper Kites
  • "Copperline" - James Taylor
  • "Thanksgiving Waltz" - Jay Ungar
  • "John Brown's Body" - Gregory Alan Isakov
aug 11 2016 ∞
jan 2 2017 +

These are all me.

  • Characterized by emotional intensity
  • Longs for special attention
  • Wants to be seen as unique and profound
  • Doesn't give in to peer pressure easily
  • A romantic
  • Aesthetically and artistically oriented
  • Difficulty dealing with day-to-day reality
  • Addicted to emotions
  • Likes to give others special attention
  • Aspires to live imaginatively, romantically, and profoundly
  • Likes "sublime" language
  • Style is as important as substance
  • Wants to be pursued by sexy and mysterious people
  • Similarly typed celebrities: Johnny Depp, Edgar Allen Poe, James Dean, James Taylor, and Judy Collins
  • Has the courage to show genuine feelings
jun 7 2014 ∞
jun 7 2014 +
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  • There's always smoke drifting up from chimneys in my small New England city.
  • Hot cocoa becomes the staple drink.
  • It's an excuse to wear ugly patterned sweaters and colorful scarves.
  • You can go ice skating.
  • You can wage snowball wars.
  • Breath turns into mist.
  • The handmade quilts and afghans come out of the highboy.
  • People in our neighborhood put candles in their windows.
  • How cold it is makes for easy small talk with strangers.
  • I feel less guilty about not exercising.
jan 4 2012 ∞
jan 4 2012 +