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Korean Soap Operas

By Michelle Azar

2 weeks ago

I spent my Monday morning watching a Korean soap opera with my new naked Korean friends at a Korean spa on 6th Street. It really was my only hope after spending a LOVELY if not overly... read on

  • the kids who write

    By Michelle Azar

    August 19, 2014 | 5:27 pm

    Sunday I had the good fortune of watching my eldest daughter participate in WRITOPIA LAB’s summer culmination at Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica. She stood at a lectern reading the first chapter of her novel as though this was her Sunday norm.

    I sat there with pride of course,... read on

  • When Things Break

    By Michelle Azar

    July 12, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Things seem to break when you come back from a big trip. This hypothesis does not come from any exhaustive research, but in my short time on this planet I have found it to be true.

    We returned from our jam packed, super fun, long overdue trip to Israel, and I quickly smashed my... read on

  • The Dry Cleaner

    By Michelle Azar

    May 19, 2014 | 1:27 pm

    My dry cleaner has moved and I cannot find him. I know he is close by, but his current location eludes me. I have been driving around for a month now looking for him. Today, with the desperate hope of feeling productive, I dropped off the necesaary rags to the NEW DRY CLEANER... read on

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  • The Dry Cleaner

    By Michelle Azar

    May 19, 2014 | 1:27 pm

    the dry cleaner

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    My dry cleaner has moved and I cannot find him. I know he is close by, but his current location eludes me. I have been driving around for a month now looking for him. Today, with the desperate hope of feeling productive, I dropped off... read on

  • Change is Hard

    By Michelle Azar

    April 11, 2014 | 5:59 pm

    Like my friend told me, change is hard. It requires changing.

    We are always in the process of change. Of course. Hard to recognize sometimes. And even more difficult to internalize. And find acceptance, as we are all assume that the people we know are the same as we know, them... read on

  • Change is Hard

    By Michelle Azar

    April 11, 2014 | 5:59 pm

    Like my friend told me, change is hard. It requires changing.

    We are always in the process of change. Of course. Hard to recognize sometimes. And even more difficult to internalize. And find acceptance, as we are all assume that the people we know are the same as we know, them... read on

  • Desire/Non

    By Michelle Azar

    March 21, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    I remember the first time I heard the Buddhist philosophy that suffering is caused by desire. It kinda blew my mind.

    It is just so simple and specific, and true. If we did not want anything, what could really cause any discomfort?

    The principle of dukkha, the Sanskrit word that... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having...

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