packing, and packing, and more packing

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Turns out, I have a LOT of stuff. This whole furnishing an apartment thing? Breeds stuff like Mid-Century reupholstered blondwood rabbits. Also, my back is flaring up. Which means I took some diazepam and ibuprofen a little bit ago and am feeling quite delightfully loopy. That should last for about an hour or so. Then…

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getting my (semi-)professional queer on

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Back when I was a shiny newly-out queer in college, I was all sorts of activist. I volunteered at the (then) LGBCC, spoke on dorm panels, agitated and protested and organized in response to anti-LGBT incidents on campus, helped edit, write for, and personally collected over 400 (out of the needed 1,000) student signatures in…

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Where do you get your ideas?

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That question has always seemed silly to me. For me, that’s because the answer is another question: “from where don’t you get your ideas?” I mean, I don’t know about other people, but lack of ideas has never been an issue. At this point, I’ve probably had enough story ideas for more stories than it’s…

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cue the insanity…

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Six weeks of writing, reading, critiquing, discussing, writing, drinking, partying, more critiquing, not sleeping, even more writing, and who knows what else. By which I mean: I’ll be going to Clarion West this summer. Thank you, everyone. Your support, whether it was words of encouragement, actual critiques and feedback on my submission story (and/or my…

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patience, the end of

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In all sober truth, I am actually not an impatient man. Stop laughing. It’s true. All I ask is that you not waste my time. I understand that life happens and circumstances decree needs must, but dude. If I, out of the generosity of my heart, have given you a couple of chances already, you…

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new scent

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I smell of woodsmoke, vanilla, and sex. Well, of the first two, anyway. The last is probably just my brain’s way of translating “deeply carnal yumminess” into one word. I took a trip to the Diptyque boutique this past weekend and picked up a bottle of Eau Duelle. I am enjoying it tremendously. I don’t…

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submission away

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I’ve just submitted my application for Clarion West. I feel good about it. I’m happy with the story, with my background statement, and right now, just happy in general. Wish me luck, darlings.

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Kol Nidrei and the end of my Christ year

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Is it naïve of me to say that this is not what I was expecting? I did not expect this last year to pass in quite this way. I feel like I didn’t accomplish nearly enough–and I haven’t–and yet that I have been stretched, both to grow–and I have–and too thin. I think that as…

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really, now

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I bought more art. I’m hopeless, helpless, and a little insane. Also, profligate. I didn’t mean to. (All right, let’s just ignore the fact that since I clearly got out my checkbook and wrote the damn checks, I obviously meant to.) But they were just so pretty. See, I went to the Open Studios at…

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New York, in ten easy points

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1. I completely fell in love with New York City. I had the same feeling of “I could live here very happily” as I did in Paris. I had a stronger feeling of that for New York than I did for San Francisco, and I’ve been in SF for over five years now. That said,…

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“Almost…”

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That’s the name of the painting by John Marvuglio I bought. Photographing it proved difficult. The lighting was awkward, and my skill is still limited. But here’s a pic to give you a bit of sense of the work. And another one. You can see the rest of the photos here. Seriously, the photos do…

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Start from the beginning…

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Hello, I’m Alberto Yáñez. I’m a writer and photographer. Welcome to my website. A lot of the content on here is from older sites of mine, but I decided that it would be a good idea to create a convenient location to gather it here. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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