Linnea Ashley on October 30th, 2007

“what the…”i haven’t seen any of my neighbors let alone heard a peep out of them since i moved in so imagine my surprise to hear one of them stomping up the stairs bicycle in tow. so i waited – not quite irritated – mostly just fascinated by the vibration in the floor that i […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 28th, 2007

my brother in law was skeptical of my move west. he maintains that you can be happy anywhere so there was no reason for me to pick up and move across the country. i don’t disagree. i do believe, however, that it is easier to be happy some places versus others. that said…i’m adjusting to […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 14th, 2007

that is a direct quote from one of my new friends. tonight i was supposed to hear an old friend do a reading at a lit event. my timing was off and i missed his reading but i hung out with him and some of his friends (he knows EVERYONE it seems) after the fact. […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 13th, 2007

out to dinner tonight in the middle of downtown oakland i didn’t expect to see a familiar face beyond the one i was having dinner with. imagine my surprise when we walked toward the door after our meal and i glanced at a woman who looked too familiar to not take a second look. so […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 11th, 2007

May God break my heart so completely the whole world falls in. – Mother Theresa

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Linnea Ashley on October 11th, 2007

“everybody is talking to themselves,” i muttered. and at that moment i realized i was now among that everybody. something about the city i guess, something about looking at all the contradictions and dichotomies. the opulence of city hall and all the homeless that gather just beyond its shadow.i find myself experiencing the bay area […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 11th, 2007

ok…so i have to soften my stance on the tenderloin and food. there are a few places to buy groceries. they are small corner store type places with limited veggie selection (i don’t have a california reference for prices yet). that said, now i’m torn…mom and pop stores allow entrepreneurship within the community. at the […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 10th, 2007

hif you know me even a little bit then you know i’m greedy. greedy sounds bad and like taste has little to with anything, let’s call me a “luv grub” as S used to. i love the parts of my day that involve food. a healthy part of my excitement about being in the bay […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 9th, 2007

ok ok…i got the message loud and clear when my dad left a message on my phone lamenting that he should leave his phone number. i get it…i haven’t been quite the chatty cathy i have been in recent months. but i promise you there are good reasons.lets start at the most basic…my stellar packing […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 6th, 2007

i’m actually in the bay area! in some ways it already feels like home despite my not having one yet. if you’d like to know what love looks like go stare into my dad’s face. he drove the entire 1700+ miles in two days. and once we got here he spent an additional day and […]

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