Joker—trickster—big fool, go!

Dear Reader, Doesn’t it sometimes seem that older books use more advanced language than our novels of today? For example, take this line from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I felt a drop or two of blood from my head trickle down my neck, and was sensible of somewhat pungent suffering: these sensations for the... Continue Reading →

Oooooh Baaaaby

Dear Reader, Does the pitch of your voice change when talking to animals or tiny, immature humans? This phenomenon, otherwise known as “baby talk,” is curious in that many of us engage in it, but don't really know why. A few days ago, I was sitting outside in a public area doing some work on... Continue Reading →

Six Seasons

Dear Reader, Happy summer! Not too long ago, while writing a blog post, I attempted to find an adjective form of the word “summer” to modify a noun. While I could have simply used “summer” the noun as an adjective, I decided to think of a more fun word. The first word that came to... Continue Reading →

Life Coach 101

Dear Reader, Do you have a dream job? I never really had one and still feel bewildered at the thought that a job (sorry, “career”) could be as fulfilling as a dream. Regardless, every once in a while, I fall down the rabbit hole of career exploration and seriously consider pursuing a whole new life... Continue Reading →

The Northeast Corner

Dear Reader, How much do you trust Google Maps? On a scale from 1 to blind faith, I could quite literally walk off a cliff because of Google Maps. I kid, but I do heavily rely on the service. One day, I was —rather curiously, I admit— looking for a body of water to visit... Continue Reading →

Audiobibliobibuli

Dear Reader, This post was written for readers like you! I was thinking about how my reading habits have changed since the pandemic. While I have been a fan of audiobooks for a few years now, my consumption of audiobooks has increased significantly with the pandemic. Now, I find myself finishing most books in a... Continue Reading →

Salmon Lifestyle, Tuna Budget

Dear Reader, Are you a fan of eating out? I am; however, the pandemic lockdowns have made this activity nearly impossible. At the onset of summer, quarantine restrictions have eased, yet, my commitment to dining in stayed steadfast. I grew comfortable with the warm weather and content with the status quo. However, one July day... Continue Reading →

[Review] In the Land of Men

Dear Reader, In the memoir, In the Land of Men by Adrienne Miller, the author details her life as a literary editor of Esquire magazine and the difficulties she has had to overcome to stay on top of her game in this male-dominated field. While I enjoyed learning about Miller’s life and exploring the world... Continue Reading →

Patient at the Post Office

Dear Reader, You know your world is a small place when a simple trip to the post office is considered to be an “event.” During the pandemic, until lately, I have pretty much been at home or outdoors in the immediate vicinity 24/7. However, about a week ago that changed as I have now been... Continue Reading →

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Dear Reader, Men and women sometimes seem like completely different creatures. Perhaps, this is why heterosexual relationships can be so complicated sometimes. In my very small circle of acquaintances, I have noticed a striking pattern when it comes to romantic relationships. My female acquaintances, on average, tend to look forward, while my male acquaintances, on... Continue Reading →

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