Nutritious, Delicious Carrot Cake

Dear Reader, Can cake ever really be healthy? In my search for carrot cake recipes, I stumbled upon quite a few sites that claimed to offer healthy versions. I usually prefer to make sweet breads rather than cakes, because they seem (if only slightly) ‘healthier.’ Today, I wanted to bake something with the carrots in... Continue Reading →

The Great Indoors!

Dear Reader, How long have you been enduring the ‘new normal?’ Just over five weeks ago, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all non-essential businesses and organizations in Massachusetts to close their physical facilities to employees, customers and the public. One week later, Gov. Baker extended the state's stay-at-home advisory and required all... Continue Reading →

One Wheel at a Time

Dear Reader, When you are a beginner, it is natural to believe that the struggles you face are normal and that you will get better with practice. This is how I approached riding a bike again as an adult. I know how to ride bicycle (does one ever really forget 😉 ), but I am... Continue Reading →

A Case for Orange Bread

Dear Reader, Once upon a time there were two sisters. Each wanted the last orange. They fought and fought until they finally decided to slice the orange in half. One sister peeled her half, ate the fruit, and threw the peel in the garbage bin. The other sister promptly discarded the fruit and used the... Continue Reading →

Did you hear about Georgia?

Dear Reader, How are you doing in the midst of the pandemic? This is just a friendly check in. My sense from the news (simply put) is that people are becoming more restless and desperate, which is causing tension especially in politics. At the time of this writing, the Georgia Governor has sanctioned businesses such... Continue Reading →

[Review] Disappearing Earth

Dear Reader, When you think of Russia, you probably conjure images in your mind of the Kremlin, Putin, or even the Russian ballet. I do to, and I’ve actually been to Russia a few times. However, as the greatest landmass in the world, Russia has more to offer than just Moscow. Today, I will review... Continue Reading →

Potatoes can be Baked Goods Too

Dear Reader, A potato is not an apple. In French, the world “apple” is “pomme” and the word for “potato” is “pomme de terre,” despite the etymological relationship between these two words, one should not be confused into thinking that apples and potatoes have the same properties or should be used for the same purpose.... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Four Tendencies

Dear Reader, There are four types of people in this world, well, at least according to Gretchen Rubin there is. In her highly-acclaimed book, The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too), Rubin divides people into Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels based... Continue Reading →

You’re Just My Type

Dear Reader, We are our own greatest mysteries. How many of you know your Myers-Briggs personality type (ex. ESFJ, INTJ), your zodiac sign, your Hogwarts house, or whether you are an introvert or extrovert? My guess is that most of you know at least half of the above. Unlike learning math or grammar, an education... Continue Reading →

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