December 24, 2012
Author: Notes in Flux Link to Article: Abitwa-Ha! So is life Subject Line: A lighthearted calling-out for simple coexistence.
“I’m supposed to be working and reading up on the early laws of war. It’s part of my job to think about world conflicts. It’s in this state of mind when I think about how small we all are, and how in the scheme of things, even the hardest and biggest wars and impassioned advocacies are historical blips. What chance do individuals have?”
January 1, 2013
Author: Everyday Gurus Link to Article: “Tako” Bell — Then and Now Subject Line: Wait a minute, who’s the foreigner here?
“Years later, a group of sorority girls chided me for not knowing the names of all the different kinds of sushi at a posh Santa Barbara Japanese restaurant. Looking back, I realize that me not knowing the contents of a Dragon Roll was the equivalent of a Mexican American not knowing what a Taco Bell Enchirito was.”
January 7, 2013
Author: Sunny Days in DC Link to Article: And That’s How My Mom Ended Up On The Stage With The Male Strippers. I Swear. Subject line: A legal drug trip in Las Vegas.
“So now, I’m trying to come down off of a highly addictive anti-anxiety medication, in one of the most stimulating cities in the country, while simultaneously ignoring all the strip clubs and nude…”
January 21, 2013
Author: Society Red Link to Article: My So-Called-Life as a Masseur Subject Line: Comical story about a mid-life transitioning from a once-hardened Construction Worker to Masseur.
“Reiki girl #1 was a moaner. She was my first practice subject in class. Behind the screen she let out sounds that could have been used to overdub a porn flick.”
February 4th, 2013
Author: Alien Red Queen Link to Article: Are You There, God? Subject Line: An essay about one women’s honest attempt at partaking in organized religion.
“I would love to believe we are not alone in the universe, and when I try to pray at night I can almost feel like I might be talking to someone… But when I step away from that isolated moment, I feel the sterile and empirical “alone-ness” of the human condition– that all life on this planet is the result of a coincidental series of optimal conditions.”
February 11th, 2013
Author: McCrabass Link to Article: Nocturnal Emissions Subject Line: How many random, fucked up thoughts go through your head during a sleepless night? Jules averages 15 of them.
“If you introduce yourself to me as a social media/content management guru–and say it with a straight face–well, you’re about to be called a word that rhymes with schmoucheschmag.”