Grain of Salt Musings from the Ivory Tower

    Grain of Salt Musings from the Ivory Tower

    I got into an argument with a friend of mine on the phone the other day. They were saying that the world privilege is no longer a useful term, that it is too generic and broadsweeping as to make it worthless, and that they’re sick of hearing it. I, in my most academic sounding liberal […]

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    How I Hacked Tinder

    How I Hacked Tinder

    Ok, I never finish blogs so I’m making myself publish no matter what at 30 minutes these days. Bear with me. Also, this post is part of a much longer post that goes into detail about my summer on Tinder, but let’s just say that’s a story better left for a pseudonym. In brief, this […]

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    Raining on my own Parade

    Raining on my own Parade

      The rain falls on the rooftop café in Aspen, quickly turning into pez-sized hail. The man and his jack-o-lantern faced daughter run out to play in it – he snaps a requisite shot of her scrawny frame in front of the bubbling pink fountain. Another man, white-haired and khakied, explains how hail works to […]

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    #33theyearofLeigh

    It’s my year, the year of Leigh. Well, it all started over 2 months ago really, that time when I was going to start blogging more, reading more, exercising more, drinking less, sleeping less, lazing less, but here I am. No one would deny that it seems like I have taken myself at my word […]

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    BeMariposa

    BeMariposa

    I always wanted someone to ask and to care about my online handle BeMariposa. But no one really asks, and if they mention anything it’s just to show me that they know it means butterfly in Spanish. And why should they? Plus, if you see it, the most natural assumption is that I tried Mariposa […]

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    #foodporn in the mechanical age of reproduction

    #foodporn in the mechanical age of reproduction

    I’m having problems with the diss, naturally. And sometimes when you take a look at if from a different angle that can really help, like talking it out with someone. The thing is, much like trying to listen and understand what my father or brother do in their marketing or engineering jobs, there’s something in […]

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