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celebrating me

June 18, 2014zaji3

Strange as it may seem to some, I have absolutely no desire to be any celebrity for a day. No matter whom I admire, the […]

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mistakes galore

June 15, 2014zaji6

Mistakes. What can be said about them that hasn’t been said a dozen times over. We make them, we make them again, we don’t learn […]

feeling henna

April 24, 2014zaji0

Was in a strange mood a couple of days ago and decided to get a henna design in the palm of my hand. It was […]

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the wandering list

April 23, 2014zaji0

There are so many places on earth I would love to visit. The planet is amazingly beautiful and filled with adventure. Ultimately I’d love to […]

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balancing conflict

April 22, 2014zaji0

Conflict typically arises because of two reasons. One, there is something we do not know about the object of our conflict. Or two, there is […]

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the jar and the flame

April 14, 2014zaji0

[experimental prose] Indira didn’t like electric stoves. They had no character, no life. They were artificial and didn’t understand what food needed in order to […]

missing with action

March 18, 2014zaji2

Feels like I’ve been away for far too long. I’ve been busy with many things. One of which is my education. I’m working on my […]

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a moment in time

February 24, 2014zaji6

Last spring I almost died. That day not long ago was ordinary and nothing special was intended. My friend and I spent most of our […]

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in the house of brothers

February 21, 2014zaji0

my father had three faces and a boiling pan where he hardened his sons into men before he fixed the roof my father had three […]

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February 18, 2014zaji0

heading east of the full moon sand dunes play upon me like violins i seek my lodestar persistent, digging finding something finding nothing finding the […]

what i leave behind

February 16, 2014zaji4

Reading has always been a part of my life. I can’t remember ever feeling as though I disliked it. Words leave lasting impressions on us, […]

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what i do for love

February 15, 2014zaji15

The island of Jamaica is small. When I was a little girl, however, it seemed large and imposing, a big place filled with adventure–it was […]