I’m singing you a song right now, asking you to stop being broken. Are you listening? It is a love song. Don’t turn away. The lyrics may sting, and leave you forlorn, but it it still a love song. Hold me. Hold us. And never be broken again.
They might look better in pictures but I look better naked.– Sophia Vergara, responding to pressure to lose weight. You tell em’ sistaah.
On why, or the magic of coffee
I would stand eyes level with the yellow formica counter, and watch her make magic. The steps were always the same. Although I could barely see over the counter, I could make out the ceramic mug. Guiding boiling water in motion, she’d bring the kettle to the cup. And I’d watch water — see-through clear — pour out from kettle to cup. That’s when the magic happened. Padding behind her to the...
Superbowl, rugby and some other meditations.
The Superbowl was last night. What I learned: Justin Bieber is virtually, literally and figuratively - EVERYWHERE. Fergie was trying to out-suck Christina. What else…oh, Rupert Murdoch dropped a lot of dough to sell the new newspaper available on the iPad…but didn’t actually MENTION the iPad. Nonsensical, much? Eminem’s Chrysler commercial to his Lipton’s iced tea...
Defiance and Solidarity.
I have much respect for the TV journalists who are there — Anderson Cooper, Ben Wedeman, Richard Engel, Al Jazeera’s reporters et al — but let’s not forget the legions of print journalists, photojournalists, radio reporters, wire reporters and bloggers who are similarly risking their lives to ensure that the story of Tahrir Square gets told. What is even more amazing to me is the scenes of...
This is Mona Seif from Cairo. I want the world to know that we have been...– Egyptian activist MONA SEIF, in a Speak-To-Tweet voicemail message she left Feb. 1st — two days before her now famous interview with Al Jazeera from Tahrir Square.