Linnea Ashley on January 13th, 2006

new york is many things to me. i find myself a fickle child when nestled in her concrete bosom. at once i am mortified to discover that few people make eye contact, and the northeastern equivalent of “excuse me” is to walk through me as if i’m not standing there. at the same time, there […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 12th, 2006

my friend lizzie is responsible for yet another of my girl crushes. the first was staceyann chin   from def poetry jam on broadway. the new one is sarah jones, writer and star of “bridge and tunnel” – also on broadway. it isn’t that i’m a broadway groupie. actually, tonight’s “bridge and tunnel”  was her opening night on broadway. […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 11th, 2006

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10347182it appears that the legacy of some words goes well beyond the borders of their origin. for my part, i have been privy to *igger in two countries and i am apparently preparing for a third (see above article).however, what disturbs me more about this article is not the use of the word – but […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 11th, 2006

i have a friend that thinks that i look at the world, at people, without hope. that i see it through dirty glasses that mar and smudge the truth. i disagree. i tend to see the world capeable of infinite beauty that is sometimes marred by the evil residue of distress.watching “once were warriors” got […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 9th, 2006

sitting in orientation for my rotary scholarship this weekend i discovered something i didn’t expect. a common nuerosis.it isn’t really that severe…but sometimes i think of it that way. the feeling of paranoia tand discomfort hat befalls me whenever someone who “looks like me” does something that i see as embarassing or stereotypica.the guy sitting […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 8th, 2006

“I was born by the river in a little tent And just like that river I’ve been running ever since It’s been a long time coming But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die Cos I don’t know what’s out there […]

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