Something’s in the Air

Even if you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of the coronavirus. This insidious disease seemingly appeared with the new year and has grown in relevance with every passing day. As of today (2/21/2020), the death toll stands at about 2,150. When an unknown danger erupts and nobody feels safe, the disease mutates... Continue Reading →

Do Not Bathe in the Toxic Swamp

Dear Reader, Everyone is busy with something and I am no exception. I have made a (mental) list of New Year’s resolutions for myself and I’m finding it hard to make time to do everything that I would like to do consistently. One of my 2020 challenges is to run a half marathon in May.... Continue Reading →

All’s Bad that Ends Badly

Dear Reader, Sometimes leaving is the worst part. Does anyone else get the last-day-of-vacation blues (more here). I surely do. After a lovey few days in Newport, Rhode Island, I had a rough time returning home. As this trip is my only experience with the city, I associate Newport in my mind with sunny days... Continue Reading →

High Price, Higher Expectations

Dear Reader, Sometimes we conflate a high-price tag with quality. This is an understandable mistake as many good products come with a value that makes one really consider before handing over a credit card. However, other times some things are expensive and are just not worth it. My boyfriend and I visited the One Bellevue... Continue Reading →

A Love to Look

Dear Reader, Do you enjoy visiting the mall? Earlier this week, I was scheduled to attend an event in Boston. Although I tried to plan my commute downtown carefully, I ended up arriving several minutes early. Because it was a brisk February morning, I decided to pass my free time wandering around the Prudential Center... Continue Reading →

The Breakfast Club: College Edition

Dear Reader,  Physical closeness is a surefire way to bring people together. A few days ago, I attended a prospective student event for graduate school admissions. A small group of us with diverse backgrounds and interests met for a few days to visit the university. One component of our visit included one-on-one meetings with faculty... Continue Reading →

The Elephant at the Table

Dear Reader, Have you ever attended a dinner where no one knew each other? I had a similar experience recently when I went to an informal dinner with prospective applicants to a graduate program. There were 8 prospective students in attendance and 3 current students acting as university ambassadors. We ended up going to a... Continue Reading →

Vegan Friendly

Dear Reader, How many of you out there are vegan? I have no strong opinion about veganism, but recently visited a nice vegan restaurant in Somerville called True Bistro with my boyfriend. Unlike a few other vegetarian and vegan eateries in the area like Veggie Galaxy, True Bistro boasts an upscale atmosphere in addition to... Continue Reading →

Sam at the Source

Dear Reader, Did you know that there are only two types of beer? That is one of the facts that I learned on my visit to the Samuel Adams brewery, which is located in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. While I have been to several whiskey distilleries (more here), Samuel Adams was actually my first brewery... Continue Reading →

Over-, Under-ground Misadventures

Dear Reader, Boston’s extensive public transportation system is one of the city’s greatest assets, when it’s working.... I often travel on the subway (known as the “T”) and yesterday, I planned to use the T to get to the Samuel Adams Brewery in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. I started my commute on the... Continue Reading →

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