Author Archives: Cristina

About Cristina

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

Saturday Zen: Baseball

Reporter: Were you apprehensive in the twelfth inning? Yogi Berra: No, but I was scared. From Zen To Go Compiled and Edited by Jon Winokur Advertisements

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Sunday Zen: Bernhardt

“Life begets life. Energy begets energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” — Sarah Bernhardt From The Words of Extraordinary Women Selected by Carolyn Warner

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Wilde: On kindliness

“I remember Oscar once saying of a famous actress who, after a life of tragic experience, had married a fool: ‘She thought that, because he was stupid, he would be kindly when, of course, kindliness requires imagination and intellect.’” “The … Continue reading

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昼下がりの散歩から #125

Originally posted on Flaneur:
目黒, 東京 Meguro, Tokyo

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Rain, rain, all this morning, I went for a walk. Sunshine now, I’m inside.

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Ice Cream

It was only last year, not long ago, a dinner at the White House with no queens nor kings. Donald Trump had two scoops of ice cream while everyone else had one, except for Mike Pence, who had none. Said … Continue reading

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I have been inspired by a local poet to write one haiku each day this year, although my own inclination would be to write a joke every day. Since this inspiration came well after January first If I am diligent … Continue reading

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There is one art, no more, no less: to do all things with art— lessness. Piet Hein

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The Essential Ingredient of Story

Originally posted on ShadowSpinners:
by Christina Lay Story: An invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of mood rather than plot. –…

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Ask Yourself

“Whenever you find yourself in a difficult situation, ask yourself, how would Fred Astaire handle this?” — Mary, in Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen

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