Didn’t mean to get Little Mermaid on that last tip, but it is what it is lol. I had no idea I ended two answers in a row with “lol.” That shit should be punishable by death.But getting to your question, at least on my reservation and within my family: humor is a way of life. There is nobody on the face of the Earth who can make me laugh more than my brother, and no other sense of humor like a Kumeyaay sense of humor that keeps me in stitches, ancestrally.
GM: The use of text shorthand and emoticons also comes across as natural and authentic.
Is your inclusion of them natural to your voice, or is there a more conscious decision being made to capture the way language is evolving and/or exists at this particular moment in time? Unconsciously maybe it gave me a kind of permission to be less manicured verse, and more mess queen–which in it’s own way perhaps captures the way language evolves as a function of its usage to communicate in a rapidly changing world. TP: I’m about to go on a little tour of the Northeast, which will be challenging and hopefully fun.
There's a theory that nothing exists outside of the present moment.
Teebs chases after an ever-shifting “Muse” through New York City nightlife, dating apps, and weekend trips to the Hamptons, while wrestling with his past growing up on the Kumeyaay nation reservation as well as his inherited ancestral trauma caused by generations of racist policies of “Occupied America.” Teebs observes the way Native American life and tradition is preserved in museums and history books and comments sarcastically–or perhaps simply repeating what someone else has said to him–“You don’t want your / stories wiped out / when you are.” He reflects, “Internalizing inevitable annihilation, / the brain buffers.” GINA MYERS: One thing that I have been interested in lately is considering how trauma experienced in childhood or from one’s environment continues to affect one’s present and future.
The Chinese government relentlessly built these shelters during the 1960s and 1970s due to the fear of air raids from the Soviet Union.
In Shanghai’s Xuhui District, which includes the historic French Concession where The Shelter is located, local officials estimate 2,000 of these shelters are tucked under commercial buildings old and new.
I think it depends on whether you identify escape or escapism with aspiration.
Sometimes his devices are an attempt to dull himself from the entirety of the world that he can’t help being part of, and sometimes they’re an attempt to become more fully part of that world.
But you also have to live with the memory of what was done to them, as well as the kind of oppression that continues.