Simple Blood Orange Cake

Dear Reader, More often than not, I don’t have all of the right ingredients to follow a cake recipe. For this reason, I have come to rely on substitutions (with mixed results). Recently, I found a Blood Orange Cake recipe on the New York Times website and knew just by looking at the ingredients list... Continue Reading →

What to say about Chelsea

Dear Reader, You can learn a lot about an area through Google Maps; so much, in fact, that you can fool yourself into believing that you really know a place. However, my recent trip to Chelsea, MA taught me that you need to actually visit an area to know what it’s really like. While I... Continue Reading →

[Review] The End of Her

Dear Reader, I get the appeal of blackmail in works of fiction. Trying to ward off someone who is hellbent on taking you down can lend action, drama, and suspense to a well-crafted plot line. However, as a reader and lover of psychological thrillers, I will more often than not skip over a book where... Continue Reading →

When It Ends

Dear Reader, At times, it can feel like we are expected to go from 100 to 0 without any in-between. In great literary and cinematic thrillers, the consumer is intrigued at the outset, the plot is jam-packed with twists and turns, and then boom! The story ends and you get a couple of pages of... Continue Reading →

It’s a Beautiful Day in Boston

Dear Reader, April is the real beginning of spring here in Boston, but we still get (more than) our fair share of undesirable weather. For this reason, when we get a day that is 75 degrees, sunny, and over the weekend, we celebrate it. The subway cars were congested, the lawns were speckled with bodies,... Continue Reading →

Nutritious, Beginner-Friendly Banana Bread

Dear Reader, Are you a procrasti-baker? If you are looking for a sweet, nutritious distraction, check out this banana bread recipe! This banana bread recipe is: Packed with proteinFree from refined sugar (aka table sugar)Suuuuper easy (if you have the right ingredients) TRIGGER WARNING: bananas were harmed (brutally) in the baking of this bread INGREDIENTS... Continue Reading →

Smells Like Spring

Dear Reader, Happy spring! …or is it really? If you live in a place like Boston, the transition to spring is noticeable. At the end of March, the evenings become longer, the days become warmer, and pollen is in the air. While many of these changes are gradual, they can build up and infuse one... Continue Reading →

The F Word

Dear Reader, Is it better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all? I guess it would depend on how badly you failed. I’m in graduate school at the moment and, boy, is it one long struggle bus. At times, it has been stressful (more here) and at other times almost... Continue Reading →

The COVID-19 Diaries (April 2020)

Dear Reader, Can you believe that we have muddled through a full calendar year under the oppression of COVID-19? Last month, I looked back on how quickly the coronavirus situation surged in the U.S. by revisiting some of my March 2020 blog posts (more here). Today, I would like to continue and conclude this reminiscence... Continue Reading →

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