Pencil Drawings by Paul Lung


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Vertical Garden

Very impressed! Growing squash vertically seems like it would be way hard considering their weight.


I threw up yellow bile this morning so I’m either v dehydrated or I haven’t eaten anything of substance lately or I haven’t eaten much at all.

Actually I’m pretty sure it’s all of that. Except I have no appetite and I think I might puke again if I eat anything that I have in my cupboard/fridge soooo looks like it’s bottles after bottles of water for me today.

But on the bright side I have at the very least the morning off [our receptionist called in sick today too so I offered to go in later if I was feeling better]. Too bad I had to wake up at 630 and shower all just to be back in bed.


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"Thanks to a generation of massive amounts of standardized testing, our students conceive education primarily as a tool for determining a ranking. The Obama administration’s policy is even called Race to the Top. We have the most read columnist in the country telling us how important it is to raise “standards” so our students don’t fall behind.
For our students’ entire lives we have communicated that the reason to learn things is not to fulfill curiosities, but to see where you stack up relative to others. Grades are no longer a proxy for learning, but a lap time determining how well they’re doing at achieving a secure financial future. Under this system, a “B” is genuine cause for distress. A “C” is a disaster that points towards a ruined life.
At the same time, we have made it increasingly difficult to pay for a genuine education. The burden of loans threatens to strangle adult lives before they really begin. It is now impossible to work your way through college. Concerns over even paying for college are also at an all-time high. We communicate that a college degree is more important than ever and then make it more difficult to achieve.
Students look at the larger culture and see not a ladder of opportunity, but a treadmill of obligation. No wonder they’re distressed."




Portland to B.C. - 35mm Outtakes

Location: Staircase Campground - Lake Cushman

Date: March 22nd, 2014

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My favourite painting ever. ‘intimacy’ by Agnes Cecile

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"Intimacy is based on shared vulnerability…nothing deepens intimacy like the experiences that we share when we feel flayed, with our skins off, scared and vulnerable, and our partner is there with us, willing to share in the scary stuff."

Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt

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This speaks to me.

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Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’


Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty’

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