I'm sorry, but no one should be paying $119 per ticket to see SITI company at UCLA. That ticket price is prohibitive and elitist and bullsh*t. Yes, kudos to UCLA for making ticket prices a flat rate of $15 for their students, and a flat rate of $25 for their faculty/staff. Great. But … Continue reading $119 is Too Much.
It's the 17th episode of TBD With LDT, and Monday's recording session started with me hoping that the noise reduction tool would more or less mask the clomp-clomp-clomp of the kids playing happily in the apartment right above us. Musing on the nature of apartment life led easily into some anecdotes about past experiences living … Continue reading Episode 17, or That One Time a Neighbor Used the Line “She’s my baby momma, but we’re not together” to Hit On Me.
Today I am 500 days sober. I don’t want a drink. In the past 500 days, I have almost never wanted a drink. The emotions and energy that fueled the desire to drink in the past are still there; now, I am actively aware of them and am engaged in the process of deconstructing them. … Continue reading 500 Days Sober
Friends, it has 3 months since I started recording podcast episodes, and I am giving myself a little squeeze for sticking with it. Sometimes I wish I had a bit more time/know-how so that I can work on making sure that listening to these are as enjoyable and interesting as possible...for now, I'm just really … Continue reading Podcast Ep #13 — “A Bit of Introspection”
One of my longtime besties is a real-life blogger, and I just love her site and her online content overall. I sometimes look at the array of my online presence(s) and think “I’m never going to be able to pull all of this together.” And that’s true – right now, my Twitter and Tumblr and … Continue reading POV, or “What’s my ‘brand?’”
Episode Three of TBD With LDT is about representation and narrative...and it's the first of a series on representation/narrative. As always, this is a stream-of-consciousness recording session, and due to the nature of the topics, and the layers upon layers of meaning and implication, this particular podcast wanders a bit....but it always wanders throughout the … Continue reading TBD With LDT, Ep. 3 “Representation/Narrative, Part 1”
After thinking about it for ages and ages, I've jumped in headfirst and started a podcast. It's called "TBD With LDT," because the content and direction of each episode is "to be determined" based on what I feel like talking about when I sit down to record (and "To Be Determined" was already taken). These … Continue reading TBD With LDT: The Podcast
(TW/CW: depression, anxiety, alcoholism) In my years-long journey with depression and anxiety, there are various habits that I have developed. Some of these habits are positive ones, the ones that help me maintain and practice awareness so that I can actively combat depression. Some of these habits are symptoms of the depression itself--subtly self-destructive … Continue reading Habits.
I Can't Pick Up What You're Putting Down By Laura Dickinson-Turner Written on 10/21/2012 This thing is heavy. We carry it around with us on frail frames, Fearing the lightness. Fearing freedom. This thing called equality is heavy. We carry it on curled-in countenances, Clinging to the false concept. Cold creation of politics and rhetoric. … Continue reading I Can’t Pick Up What You’re Putting Down
I just spent about an hour creating a shared Google Calendar for Joel and I. He started a part-time job at Grow DTLA last week, and my grad school schedule is growing and growing...so making a space for us to see each other's schedules at a glance (including events we are attending together--like the shows … Continue reading Grad School is Busy