Grin and Barre It

Dear Reader, Fortunately, the pain came as no surprise. Not too long ago, I read the book Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin (more here). In the book, Martin recounts her experience in a barre exercise class with a flock of fit, well-to-do mothers. She describes how her muscles trembled as she... Continue Reading →

Nothing to See Here

Dear Reader, One of the best feelings in the world is the exhilaration of being alive and present in a beautiful moment. Cameras can help us capture these moments and photographs allow us to preserve them indefinitely. I have many such moments stored right at my hip in my trusty iPhone. In fact, I have... Continue Reading →

Eat Me

Dear Reader, Do you have a sweet tooth? I certainly did (and I have the cavities to prove it!). Hundreds of years ago, sugar was known as a “fine spice,” however, today, you would be hard pressed to find products without even a dash of added sugar. Believe it or not, even my Listerine mouthwash... Continue Reading →

Manic Pixie Dream Film

Dear Reader, I have a movie that I hold near and dear to my heart and I bet you’ve never heard of it. For some reason, I have the uncanny ability of loving unpopular or obscure things. For example, when I was a teen, I was obsessed with the 2006 “Superman Returns” movie and watched... Continue Reading →

Better with Age

Dear Reader, Say it once, say it 1,000 times — age is just a number. And never was this axiom more apparent than when I went on a hike with group of 50-to-70-something-year-old individuals. In previous posts, I discussed how I became interested in hiking (more here) and how I am participating in the activity more... Continue Reading →

Something Nice

Dear Reader, Whether you celebrate it or not, there is no escaping the Christmas tide that swells across America the second Thanksgiving Thursday flips to Black Friday. I, like many of you, will not be going home to see family and friends this year, as a necessary precaution to help stop the spread of COVID-19.... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving à la COVID

Dear Reader, Happy belated Thanksgiving. How was your holiday in the age of COVID-19? Surprisingly for me, my Thanksgiving did not look too different from last year. Last year, I went to a restaurant with my boyfriend and a friend for a small Thanksgiving dinner (more here). This year, instead of three at a restaurant,... Continue Reading →

Some Call It Karma

Dear Reader, Do you believe in karma? Full disclosure, I barely believe in anything, but something that happened recently could easily be considered karma. A while back, I unofficially declared that November is the month to celebrate “giving” (more here). In the spirit of giving, I took the opportunity to give away many used items... Continue Reading →

This is me, this is also me

Dear Reader, Who are you really? This question is best asked in context. You may be a musician professionally, a husband at home, and an anarcho-socialist politically. However, who are you when you have nothing or nobody to relate yourself with? That is to say — who are you when you are completely and utterly... Continue Reading →

A Delightful Day in November

Dear Reader, How is your November going? In Boston, the weather is all over the place! In many parts of the U.S., one can joke that the four seasons can blow through in a week’s time. In Boston, this exaggerated notion is as true as hyperboles can possibly be. The day before Halloween it snowed... Continue Reading →

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