Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

“Quality without a Name”

I often meander, taking time (back from capitalist time) to take note of what might go unnoticed because it has no “value” within the society of the spectacle. Frequently, that … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

July 28

Today is, or would have been, my mom’s birthday. I can’t for the life of me remember what we did two summers ago, on her last living birthday. There’s much … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

US Aches

There’s a way in which even a little distance makes for clearer sight. After 2.5 months outside the United States, I’m on a short trip to visit family, and have … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

New Moon, Constant Love

On this night of a new moon, July 15, I want to send three little words out to anyone who needs them. I know some folks near and dear to … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tech Talk

Perspective is everything. Being in Montreal illuminates how thoroughly dystopic San Francisco has become. I’m finding it hard to even describe. For one, there’s the near-constant presence of uniformed and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Part of the Problem

Today, an overly peppy, overly hands-on owner of an independent coffeehouse in Montreal (where I’m on a self-created urban writer’s retreat) chatted me up while he made me an espresso. … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Light Held Within Thin Silences

I stumbled across a phrase the other day that struck my fancy: a “thin silence.” The definition given was this: “a silence, but not a thick and solid one, rather … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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