• Create,  Learn

    Wonderspaces

    These past few weeks have been pretty intense. After my trip to Lisbon, I dove right into some online classes I’m taking and a new training program. I actually had to set a reminder for myself to move my car because I haven’t driven anywhere (a.k.a. left the house) in a few weeks.

  • Learn

    El Abrazo de la Serpiente

    The Embrace of the Serpent is not a light-hearted, “I’m in the mood for a movie and some popcorn tonight” kind of film. It’s dark and heavy and scary and, as some critics have said, is at times reminiscent of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now. 

  • Learn

    The Art of Monotony

    Last weekend, I visited MoMA’s P.S. 1 for the first time. It’s a museum that’s been on my list for a few years, but I just never made my way out to Long Island City to go see it. 

  • Learn

    One Woman Show + Analogue

    I never knew much about Yoko Ono aside from the fact that my mother didn’t like her music. However, a few years ago, I interned at the A.I.R. Gallery. A.I.R. was the first feminist art gallery in North America and the artists that are part of A.I.R. were, and are, amazing, eye-opening, and perpetually inventive. I remember hearing about Yoko Ono in the context of a few of our events, so knowing that she was involved in feminist art piqued my interest about her, though I still never gave her the attention she deserved.

  • Travel

    Spontaneous Philadelphia

    Last Friday, I went down to Philadelphia to finish up a tattoo I’ve been working on for ages. After a mishap with my appointment, and tempted with the possibility of rescheduling for the next day, I ended up on a surprise mini-vacation. (And thanks to Automattic being distributed, plus filled with some of the best people ever, my good friend/coworker let us crash for a night.) Having an unexpectedly free afternoon meant I was completely unsure of what to do. I’m a planner, and I usually have lists filled with what needs to be accomplished every hour. (Yes, I realize how that makes me sound.) So after lunch and a…