"Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking."

- Leo Tolstoy


"…recite the list
of what you’ve learned to do without.
It is stronger than prayer."

— Stephen Dunn, from “Traveling”


For Me

  • a small glass of rubbing alcohol or vodka
  • 10 strips of newspaper (bigger than your nails)
  • LIGHT nailpolish. white, clear, light pink, etc. anything LIGHT


  • dip your nails in the alcohol for a while so the whole nail is wet
  • press a strip of the newspaper on your nail and hold firmly for 30 seconds. do NOT move the strip, keep it firm
  • go over with a clear coat so it’ll last