How About A Date?

Dear Reader, There are two types of people in this world: those who think raisins ruin everything and those who don’t. I squarely fall into the latter category and frequently add raisins to yogurt, oatmeal, and even sandwiches on occasion. I’ll pause… if you feel triggered by this information, this post may not be the... Continue Reading →

When Life Gives You Gym Shorts

Dear Reader, Along with baking (more here), I seem to have picked up another kind of fun pandemic activity — mask making. I must stress the words “kind of fun,” because, half the time, sewing for me is just finding myself at the wrong end of the needle or undoing mis-strewn threads. Regardless, I am... Continue Reading →

[Review] Too Much and Never Enough

Dear Reader, Just yesterday, Mary Trump’s highly-anticipated tell-all Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man hit the shelves. The title alone is just too much to pass up and the audiobook enthusiast that I am, I just could not pass up the opportunity to listen to all six... Continue Reading →

Case by Case

Dear Reader, If you’ve read the news recently, you probably saw that Florida is the new coronavirus hotspot in the U.S.. Specifically, on July 12, the Florida Department of Health reported at least 15,299 new COVID-19 cases for that day — yikes! The coronavirus situation in the U.S. is atrociously bad and you don’t need... Continue Reading →

Learn Me Grammar

Dear Reader My mind moonlights as a rabbit hole. Sometimes I will come across something ordinary and my brain will flashback to a peculiar, tangentially related incident that makes me reconsider the so-called ordinary thing. Then, to better understand this sudden flashback, I search for related information online. In this way, something as common as... Continue Reading →

What Public School Did Teach Me

Dear Reader, I recently wrote a post about all that public school does not prepare students for, including important emotional development and life skills (more here). Today, on a more positive note, I would like to share some of the obscure knowledge that I did learn (and actually retained) from my public-school education. Marfan Syndrome... Continue Reading →

[Review] Look Alive Out There

Dear Reader, Have you ever referred to a period of your life as a chapter? Often, when one door closes and another door opens, it is easy for us to see times in our lives as concrete segments. For Sloane Crosley, her life has manifested itself not only in chapters, but full books. A few... Continue Reading →

Make it a Micro-Vacation

Dear Reader, Have you ever heard of a micro-vacation? Probably not, because I just made it up. Okay, so I was not the first person in history to combine the prefix “micro” with the word “vacation,” however, I would like to give this word my very own definition. Micro-vacation (according to Raven): A micro-vacation is... Continue Reading →

What Public School Didn’t Teach Me

Dear Reader, If you went through the U.S. public school system, at a young age, you were probably led to believe that knowing the order of the planets was rudimentary to your education. As an adult, you probably still know that Mercury comes first, then Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (and also... Continue Reading →

[Review] Nothing Good Can Come from This

Dear Reader, “In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition.” This sentence that I have reprinted for you is a line from the description of Kristi Coulter’s memoir Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays. In sitting down to write this review, I found that this was... Continue Reading →

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