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My Time on the Ward

(Alberto Ayora) — Not many people understand what it’s like to be on a mental ward.  Just in hearing those two words, most people imagine Winona Ryder playing folk songs … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 Comment


(Alberto Ayora)— Have you ever noticed a sound in your bedroom – a hum or a tick – which you swear is new, until you realize that it’s probably been there … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Case for Fight Club

(Alberto Ayora) – Stop me if this sounds familiar: Bro One and Bro Two are staring each other down from across the room, possibly brandishing blunt objects of some kind … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Think Zombie

(Alberto Ayora)– You know, the most comforting part of any good movie has to be a clear and definite ending.  The glorious sense of finality after a straightforward adventure – … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Little You

(Alberto Ayora)– Isn’t it interesting when you meet your younger self in the middle of a conversation?  It’s not always obvious when it happens.  You’ll be sitting in a literature … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

L’esprit misérable et sans repos

I don’t sleep much.  To my close friends, this statement is about as shocking as a bowl of oatmeal, but it just so happens that insomnia plays a big part … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tomorrow in Apathy

(Alberto Ayora)– Tomorrow morning, your Facebook page is going to explode.  You’ll notice that at least half of your friends have either shared or personally sent you a link to … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

When Pens Existed

(Alberto Ayora)– There are two small envelopes that I’ve kept close to me throughout every major move I’ve made in the last couple years.  Both contain letters from close friends … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Self-Deprecating Man

My mother once found me laughing hysterically in my bedroom.  It was past midnight and I had school the next day, so this wasn’t as benign an activity as you … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

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