Jaime

Reading Immigration

I’ve recently read two books by immigrant writers: Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  One is a memoir by a man from Russia, the other a novel by and about a woman from Nigeria, but they are both immigrants to America and write about the flavor of their experience. The […]

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How we decide

I love thrifting. You may have gathered that. I experience flow while thrifting – it is the perfect combination of stimulation, decision-making, analysis, and excitement for my kind of brain. According to some books I’ve read, expertise is a function of experience. Applying that to thrifting, my ability to quickly pass through racks of clothes and […]

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On going grey

My high school education was not exactly the academic highlight of my life but I did learn at least two important things there.  Although driving seemed more urgent then, typing has turned out to be just as critical. I am a pretty fast typist by now. And when I describe my hair color I type […]

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Three pink shirts

Pink has suddenly become much more appealing. There is a reason older women turn to pastels, what can I tell you? I decided to start looking for pink shirts. This is what I came up with after some careful combing during my rounds at the second hand shops: Tops worn with Kut from the Kloth […]

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On Hats

I wear a hat every day. Through the wonders of poorly focused photography you can’t easily see this, but I have all sorts of hyper-pigmentation and other signs of aging as befits a middle aged woman living in a sunny country.

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