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Here’s to my father

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Words

Here’s to my migrant father who single handed made the life I live today. Also, today’s search term of the day: Ijeoma Umebinyuo. She’s an African poet and her words deserve your attention. “Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking […]

Heightened Living

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How to Live / Photography

“Even on a personal level art is a form of heightened living. It gives greater pleasures, it consumes faster. It stamps the features of its servants with the signs of imaginary and spiritual adventures, and it produces, even in the most cloister-like atmosphere, a certain fastidiousness, an over-refinement, an exhaustion and curiosity of the nerves, in a way even a life of the most outrageous passions and delights could scarcely effect it.” – Thomas Mann, […]

The Satori Generation

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How to Live

“There’s an interesting article over at Adbusters and Japan times. It’s about a generation of young Japanese consumers that seem to have overcome consumerism: They don’t want cars or brand name handbags or luxury boots. To many of them, travel beyond the known and local is expensive and potentially dangerous. They work part-time jobs—because that is what they’ve been offered—and live at home long after they graduate. They’re not getting married or having kids. They’re […]