Sleep Recipe

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This 45 second video took 9 hours to produce. The images are from various travels down South. And the feeling? That has brewed over time through dreams, awakened pleas to the gods in the hopes of improved sleep and residual longing.


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on family in the new America

  1. Status hierarchies on OKC: White males are receiving a majority of the male attention. Indian women followed by Hispanic women received the greatest attention among women. And they did find that women with degrees higher than a B.A. are penalized, receiving less attention. Matching is substantial for the following: for religion (among atheists, catholics, and jews), occasional drug use, virgos, clerical workers, pet owners, lengthy profiles. 
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Arepas pa’ comenzar el dia

I woke up this morning to the smells of arepas and changua, a typical Bogotá breakfast food. Mmmm, coffee, tea and an arepa for breakfast. Combined with eating my aunt’s cooking, seeing my dad and hearing my little cousin running around the house made for a wonderful family morning.

From wikipedia: A mixture of water and milk is heated with a dash of salt. Once it comes to a boil, one egg per serving is cracked into the pot without breaking the yolk, and allowed to cook for about a minute whilst covered. The soup is served in a bowl, garnished with scallions.

My aunt’s arepas

Isabella, 5 years old, eating her arepa.


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Shabu-shabu holiday

To start the holiday this year we ate a three course, Korean-style shabu-shabu 쇠고기.

Our beef shabu-shabu included thin slices of beef, nappa cabbage, onion, green onions, bean sprouts, bok choi, mushrooms (enoki, cèpes, shiitake, crumpet, and beech), chrysanthemum leaves, noodles 갈국수, broth 쭉, a kimchi side, dipping sauce and white rice.

From wikipedia: The dish is prepared by submerging a very thin slice of meat or a piece of vegetable in a pot of boiling water or dashi (broth) made with kombu (kelp) and swishing it back and forth several times. The familiar swishing sound is where the dish gets its name. Shabu-shabu directly translates to “swish-swish”. Cooked meat and vegetables are usually dipped in ponzu or “goma” (sesame seed) sauce before eating, and served with a bowl of steamed white rice. Once the meat and vegetables have been eaten, leftover broth from the pot is customarily combined with the remaining rice, and the resulting soup is usually eaten last.

And in between each serving we toasted life, friends and vitality.

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on family in the new America

American Couples Get “More Selective”

U.S. couples living together and getting choosier about their prospective spouses is leading more people to delay marriage. Almost 47 percent of women from 25 to 29 had never been married in 2009, almost double the 26 percent reported in 1986, according to a Census Bureau report released today.
A majority of married couples don’t last anywho.
September 23, 2011
Married Couples Are No Longer a Majority, Census Finds

WASHINGTON – Married couples have dropped below half of all American households for the first time, the Census Bureau says, a milestone in the evolution of the American family toward less traditional forms. Married couples represented just 48 percent of American households in 2010, according to data being made public Thursday and analyzed by the Brookings Institution.
Three-Generation Households Are Making a Comeback

Bloomberg News has a report out today saying grandparent, parent, and child are all living in the same home at a higher rate than they have in years. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are nearly 5.1 million multigenerational homes–households where three or more generations live under the same roof–in the United States.
Ukrainian women|Survey of Couples Who Use International Marriage Service Shows the Majority are Married an…
September 27, 2011
Is marriage for white people?

Over the past century, the institution of marriage has undergone a tremendous transformation in America – especially when it comes to African-Americans. Over the last half century, marriage rates in the black community have dwindled.
Northwest Herald | Census data shows rise in homes with several generations

By Christopher Palmeri and Frank Bass – Bloomberg News Created: Monday, September 5, 2011 5:30 a.m. CDT NORWALK, Calif. – When advertising executive John Gallegos wanted to promote a new package of Spanish-language channels for client Comcast, he put together a spot featuring the fictional Gutierrez clan gathered around TV sets in their home.