library of detroit

Working in the Detroit Public Library, I’m surrounded by paper, dust, and soul. I feel reinvigorated to absorb. In the library, there are books and there is light. The light spans the full spectrum of brightness and shadows. As you walk under the windowed ceilings and through the stairways wrapped with stained-glass, you are flooded […]

the remix: spring

the remix is our seasonal recording of Cali culture What’s Inside? Following the Steps of Cesar Chavez Mission Walking A Look Ahead Following the Steps of Cesar Chavez Coachella Stories about the steps of Cesar Chavez seep through conversations all over rural California. “Cesar Chavez went to church here. He celebrated here and brought the […]

until one is committed

Printed on a folded sheet of line-less paper, tucked in various scribbled-in notebooks with aimless musings over the years, these words carried me through every commitment thus far, and reminded me why some things did not work out. — Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all […]

tears

“Sometimes when she told stories about the past her eyes would get teary from all the memories she had, but they weren’t tears. She wasn’t crying. They were just the memories, leaking out.” Ruth Ozeki  

the price of gasoline

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami Quotes — “I opened the diary first. It was written in her usual handwriting. Nothing leaped out at me. It was just information about where they went. Who they saw. Names of hotels. The price of gasoline. Dinner menus. Brands of wine and what they had tasted. Basically just a […]

Understanding in the ‘FootNote’

excerpt from ‘Footnote‘ by Carmit Delman ” It was lonely. It was purely intimate. No one could know what a momentous thing she had realized recently. In clinging to her new understanding, she left the office at 5 p.m. sharp, spent more time alone. She had to wrap her arms around herself tightly, closing everything […]