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And maybe a library card

Are you a streaming whore? Do you even know all the subscription services you pay for?

There’s only so many hours in a day, so why overwhelm yourself with 1000s of options? People who make a living writing reviews for TV and movies can’t even keep up. So why should you?

There’s too many platforms and you don’t need them all. Streaming services seem harmless and inexpensive when looked at individually, but add them up and it’s the same as your grocery budget.

I mean, please tell me you’re not paying for Starz? You do…


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Raise your hand if your life has not changed much since shelter-in-place has been in effect?

Raise your hand if you don’t understand what all the fuss is about– being forced to stay home? Isn’t that the dream?

Home. Your safe space. Your castle. Your kingdom. Your oasis.

The place you dream about when you’re sitting slumped behind your desk in that drab, grey cubicle. The place you can’t wait to come home to after a bad day. The place where you can decompress and let it all hang out. The place where you raise a family, human or otherwise…


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Photo by Doron Rosenblum

“Are you Chinese or Japanese?” asks the fiftieth white stranger while I’m out shopping at the local mall or grocery store. It was more like a pop quiz and I was supposed to confirm that they were indeed Oriental experts.

I’d respond honestly and tell them I was… Korean. It was like a punch to the gut. They were astounded and bewildered. I could see the wheels churning. Wait, there’s a third option?

Confusion would quickly turn to disbelief and suspicion, as if, this little eight-year old girl with pigtails was trying to pull one over on them. …


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Photo by CJ Dayrit

It’s that time of the year again.

The time when you’re supposed to be full of holiday cheer and up to your eyeballs in consumerism.

It can be easy to get swept up and intoxicated with all the marketed merriment and joy, with the help of some boozy eggnog, of course.

As with most things in life, there exists duality, but it can feel heightened once Thanksgiving rolls around. You’re supposed to feel thankful, yet you feel resentful. Everyone’s on a spending spree, but all your credit cards are maxed out. …

Ellis M.

Looking to retire soon.

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