Looking Forward, Looking Back

Dear Reader, Men and women sometimes seem like completely different creatures. Perhaps, this is why heterosexual relationships can be so complicated sometimes. In my very small circle of acquaintances, I have noticed a striking pattern when it comes to romantic relationships. My female acquaintances, on average, tend to look forward, while my male acquaintances, on... Continue Reading →

Tatte Time

Dear Reader, Having a favorite is a very special thing. In practical terms, a favorite is a decision-making shortcut. Furthermore, emotionally, a favorite provides you with guaranteed enjoyment. One of my very favorite places is Tatte Bakery and Café in Boston. Tatte was founded by Tzurit Or, an Israeli woman who claims to have baked... Continue Reading →

Cash Me Online, How ‘Bout That

Dear Reader, Allow me to very meekly announce that I am now on the “socials,” namely, Twitter and Instagram (#followme). I must say that even though I have been Facebooking since 2009, my 10+ years of experience on FB do not translate well into Twitter or Instagram. Instagram At the risk of sounding like a... Continue Reading →

The Rubik’s Cube — 3 Life Lessons

Dear Reader, We all face challenges. While sometimes it would feel so much better to just ignore our problems or give up when things get hard, we all know that this course of action seldom brings true reward. One of my biggest challenges (I say semi-jokingly) has also been one of my most rewarding, namely,... Continue Reading →

Stranger in a Familiar Land

Dear Reader, I am geographically repressed. Since the start of the pandemic lockdowns in Massachusetts until yesterday (aka about 115 days), I had literally only visited one establishment. In this time period, I have paced near endlessly up and down the hallways of my apartment building and have strolled outside in the open air. While... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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