All posts by: Selena

It was just Jack and his guitar at the End Session. He was beautifully introduced and his long list of accomplishments came as no surprise to the fans who showed up on a Friday afternoon to hear him sing. (If you’re not a Bleachers fan, you’ll know Jack Antonoff from the group fun., the Grammy......
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When my mother was in college, she dedicated two summers to month-long “work action” projects. These were voluntary initiatives to support the communist system in Yugoslavia. They spanned the summer, to avoid interrupting the school year, and they benefitted the neighboring communities. There are many people my mother’s age in former Yugoslavia who have never......
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When I first started blogging years ago, I wrote exclusively about books and named my blog after a short story by Vladimir Nabokov. Russian literature is stylistically similar to Bosnian literature and reminds me of the stories my grandmother used to tell me. In all of this time of reading and hunting down obscure Russian......
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I feel energized and hopeful in a way I haven’t since the election. A march mostly intended for Washington DC expanded into so much more. A million people, all over the world, marched in solidarity peacefully. Acknowledging that women’s rights are human rights, the environment is ours to lose, that love is love, people cannot be illegal,......
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I’m marching this weekend with thousands of Seattle residents. The event is the shining beacon giving me hope and something to look forward to today. The last few months have been marked with more political activism than my entire youth combined. I’ve been calling my representatives, hunting for reliable news sources, donating time and resources......
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The last trip of 2016 was to sunny Las Vegas to celebrate Robert’s birthday.  He worked through his last birthday on a business trip in Kiev – and to say it made him happy is an understatement. We made a pact – never again work on a birthday. We chose Vegas kind of as a joke. Since......
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There were too many gorgeous moments on the Louisiana trip and it’s hard to talk about the trip and tie it all together because we managed to squeeze so much into it. This won’t entirely make sense and in the correct spot in the timeline. But here are my NOLA highlights. Meeting Chris  and entirely......
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We booked a trip to Louisiana to attend Voodoo Festival 2016. It’s a three day festival where Tool, The Weeknd and the Arcade Fire were headlining. Usually, buying tickets like that, I’d want to see a ton of the artists – really get the most for my ticket. But we only went to see Tool......
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I’m truly connected to music. When I fall in love with a song or artist, I fall hard and fast and it endures. I fell in love with She Wants Revenge years ago and they had just announced their hiatus. Seeing a band live is the ultimate music experience for me. It crushed me to......
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If you know me, you know I love Disney. Going to Disneyland is on par with a beach vacation (especially if it’s a new-to-me Disneyland!). Tokyo actually has two separate Disney’s – Disneyland and DisneySea. The second is exclusive to Tokyo and was hard to pass up. But Disneyland!! I immediately fell in love with......
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