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@ Jay Z @Marilyn Wise  No, I was out in the country, no mirrors around! Probably for the best. They are very potent.

6 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/12/magic-mushrooms-are-narcotics-police.html

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I still remember those Santa Cruz mushrooms that convinced me I was about to leave Planet Earth, permanently! That was my first and last experience.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/12/magic-mushrooms-are-narcotics-police.html

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I attended a transgender seminar in Los Angeles two weeks ago, and learned all this new language. You are also supposed to use "zie" as in "zie wants to use the bathroom." (This was an actual example given at the seminar.) In vain I inquired why I couldn't just use the person's name or refer to zie as "the client." The only answer was this is some form of self-definition, and I should just go along with it. Every generation has its own pet delusion, perhaps gender neutrality is some form of this.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/14/success-choose-your-own-pronoun-movement-has-me-she-and-it-worried.html

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My friend's mother, Ilse, was in a Japanese camp during the war, and they narrowly escaped unknown punishment when the soldiers came in the house to search for unauthorized food, but didn't find the bag of rice on top of the cabinet. It was a life or death situation! After the war, she emigrated to Holland, then Salt Lake City, Utah.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/09/29/book-japanese-occupation-java-gets-republished.html

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If you invite someone to your home, you must gravely inform them that you have no alcohol, and you must "pick something up" on the way. James Baldwin, Another Country.

1 year, 8 months ago on 10 Famous Writers on How to Drink – Flavorwire

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There's a picture of James Baldwin at age 19, perhaps the first photo ever taken of him, which might be in David Leming's biography.

1 year, 8 months ago on Fascinating Photos of Famous Authors as Teenagers – Flavorwire

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James Baldwin, "Just Above My Head," "Giovanni's Room," "Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone," etc.

1 year, 10 months ago on The Authors With the Juiciest Love Lives

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