Author Archives: Cristina

About Cristina

Urban Addict: London, San Francisco, Portland, Paris. Island Girl: Manila, Manhattan, Maui. Life-long: Writer. Reader. Artist. Dancer.

Brighton #6

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LONDON 2015 #4

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Three Tips: Keeping Your Cool in the Heat

Because I was thinking about some dumb things I’ve done in my life, I considered calling this post “Zen Dum-dee-dumb.” Put that in the category of dumb titles that once occurred to me. Now — about those dumb things I’ve … Continue reading

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“All beings are Buddha. All beings are the truth, just as they are. — Robert Aitken “Truth is the safest lie.” — Unknown “What is truth? I don’t know and I’m sorry I brought it up.” — Edward Abbey

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Zen Fellini

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.” — Federico Fellini

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ZERO TO FIFTY: Once Was A Wall

There are so many stories today, of how we went from zero to fifty, of how we became a nation where marriage equality is the law of the land. There are so many people to thank and acknowledge — all … Continue reading

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Saturday Zen

“Spirit needs matter to become substantial; matter needs spirit to become meaningful.” — Unknown

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Woman in Gold: One Woman, All Humanity

I’m a movie-goer, not a movie critic. My criteria for what makes a fine film is simple. I ask these questions: Did it move me? Did it cause me to feel, to care? After seeing Woman in Gold, the answer … Continue reading

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Rosemary Rescue and Ripple Effect

Nearly nine years ago, I moved to Corvallis, Oregon and, initially, a lot of my time was spent unpacking boxes. One day, in need of a break, I set out to take a walk and saw something that shocked me: … Continue reading

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PRIDE: Unlikely Allies

At the end of Pride, there is a dedication from Matthew Warchus, the director: “This film is dedicated to my father…who taught me compassion (and comedy).” If I had only two words to describe the rough beauty of this wonderful … Continue reading

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