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Tag: love

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Last week on a rainy Los Angeles evening, I watched the film Marley with some friends over at Cinefamily.  There  are so many reasons why the evening was memorable: 1.  Los Angeles rain/earth smell 2. Friends 3. Couches at Cinefamily 4.  Bob Marley, oh Bobby At first I thought that I might get anxious in […]

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I’ve been reading Alain de Botton’s On Love, a novel that is part analysis/part meditation on the highs and lows of attraction, love, and relationships. At one point, de Botton talks about Wittgenstien’s duck/rabbit, a picture (above) that can be seen either as a duck or a rabbit. Wittgenstein first introduced this drawing in his book Philosophical Investigations […]

P L A C E

It is pretty hard for me to write about Garden Crest, but I keep thinking about place and how it holds and triggers emotions and memories, hopes and dreams.  Garden Crest is a rehabilitation center and nursing home in Silver Lake, California.  It is where one of my most favorite people now lives – my […]

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Hell yeah, Nick Cave.  

A N I M A L

May I recommend to you Liking is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts, an excerpt from a commencement speech delivered by Jonathan Franzen and recently published in the New York Times, in which Franzen explains how he fell in love birds and what that really means: L I N K . (Thank you, Joanna, for […]

P E R S O N

Hello everyone!  ACO is excited about two things: It is our 1 year anniversary (oh my god!) and our friend Dave Burton will be guest posting with us!  Dave has been my very good friend for over 10 years, and is very near and dear to my heart. He has taught me so many things, […]