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I miss the days when people used to blog.

by Sunny Vergara

Alameda — I miss blog entries that were small snapshots of people’s ordinary lives. This was back in the day, before even tweets became so serious, before its founders started thinking there was world-changing potential in 140 characters. (Not really.) They’ve now been replaced by real snapshots on Instagram, or Facebook status updates, or tweets. As if people couldn’t be bothered to describe their food a...


Your one real goal as a writer: to keep your butt in that chair.

by Sunny Vergara

Alameda — I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. For those of you unfamiliar with the weird acronym, that’s short for National Novel Writing Month, where a bunch of insane people all across the world write a 50,0...

Thank you.

by Sunny Vergara

Alameda — A couple of months ago some vandal put orange stickers on the pavement in front of my building. I write “vandal” because it’s a form of defacing public property, after all. The stickers say “Thank yo...

A lesson learned.

by Sunny Vergara

Alameda — Sometimes I think weekends are wasted on errands. I needed to pick up and drop off some clothes from the cleaners, and was confronted by the sight of a tangled pile of wire hangers that I meant to ret...

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