Holiday Greetings and Ruminations

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(Russian River, California)

I want to share my holiday and year-end greetings with all of you, the people who I’ve met in person in the U.S., my home country, in my travels all over the world, and in internet communities. I treasure the relationships we have created and the diversity and richness you’ve brought to my life. Continue reading

To Jonghyun

Jonghyun

(Jonghyun on the red carpet at KCON LA in 2016)

To a boy-to-man who I’ve watched for the past six years, this is my dedication to you.

As a musician, I resonate with your passion for music, for creation.

My sister and I grew closer together over your music.

I admire your vocal dexterity and ability to play with color.

I appreciate your appreciation for the softer dynamics of the volume spectrum.

I love your eloquence when speaking in interviews.

Listening to you as part of SHINee and as a solo act is  a joy.

Your inclusion of rich harmony was never unnoticed.

Lyrically, your writing was as inspired and as sensitive as you were.

On social media, you were outspoken and passionate about your causes: politics, mental health, LGBT issues.

Even in death you were achingly honest.

You were always enough. And it was okay that you made mistakes. It still is.

You did work hard. And you deserve to rest.

I promise to share your story and help others who are like you.

Thank you for being you.

수고했어요. 정말 고생했어요.

– Lisa

Exclusive Interview: Martin Espinosa, Bassist of Uther Pendragon

Mark, Bruce, Steve Curtis-electronics tech. (fill in for drummer), Martin

(My dad, Martin Espinosa, is on the far right…and younger than me in this picture!!)

Meet my dad, Martin Espinosa, as he talks about Uther Pendragon’s recently released album, their album release party, and a bit of the history behind the album.

So my dad is an amazing man, and I’m a little late for Father’s Day, but I totally got this interview out in time for his band reunion.

And on a Father’s Day note, I’m really happy to be this man’s daughter. He’s a living example of a great human being, a creative soul, an attentive husband, doting father, and a caring friend. Also, he’s in a rock band. That’s. Cool. If you wonder why I’m musically gifted, look no further, except maybe at mom, too. 😉 Please enjoy the short interview of the man I call “daddy” that I did with him at Estes Park. He came out to celebrate my birthday, and I took a chance to celebrate him.

 

I’m Alive!

Hello world! I greet you after seven months of radio silence and with my intention to return blogging. For my absence I ask your forgiveness and your understanding. I will tell you my long, sad story of why I neglected dramaland and the Dichotomy, and my plan for my return. In October I struggled with things outside dramaland and the Dichotomy, and decided to prioritize. When priorities are arranged, internet life ranks low and the drama devotee is forced to reckon with RL, otherwise known as “real life.” Continue reading

My International Dad

by: Raine

Dear Daddy,

This is my written ode to how cool you are. Although I can’t spend this Father’s Day with you, I can imagine you be an extra cool international businessman! After working harder than most people, he’s finally realizing his dream and I’m proud of him! So hi dad! You having fun in Italy? Continue reading