Happy Single-Minded Creatures

Dear Reader, Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused. I listen to podcasts, audiobooks, and television while I perform chores or other mundane activities. While I find the chatter of dialogue through my earbuds to be a great comfort, I also realize that my split attention rips me away from my surroundings. It can be tempting... Continue Reading →

Pencil It In

Dear Reader, Sometimes “finding the time” can feel like a treasure hunt rather than a simple task. We’ve all got things going on, but on occasion our schedules feel like too much to handle. I am lucky enough to have a manageable calendar this spring, however, with an irregular work schedule and a course, settling... Continue Reading →

Alone with People

Dear Reader, Clacking keyboards, clanking appliances, and clucking customers make up the soundtrack of Starburcks on a Wednesday afternoon. I am sitting alone in a corner huddled over my laptop in a small café filled with teens, the odd-adult, and a few hardworking twenty-somethings. It is an interesting experience to be alone in a public... Continue Reading →

Fruity, Floral, Refreshing

Dear Reader, A sommelier walks into a bar, orders a four-course meal, and begins explaining the wine pairings to the bartender. Did you find that funny? I wrote it; I’m not a comedian, so I’ll move on. My boyfriend and I attended a wine pairing event in downtown Boston at an Italian restaurant. My decision... Continue Reading →

Winter Time and the Living is Easy

Dear Reader, There was no winter this year in Boston. The Boston Globe made this pronouncement days ago citing unusually warm weather and fairly snow-free conditions all season. With just a few weeks before daylight savings, it looks as if we Bostonians may be able to make it to spring relatively unscathed. This weekend, we... Continue Reading →

A Friend is A Friend

Dear Reader, Do you keep in touch with any childhood friends? I have exactly one and I see her a couple times a year when I travel back home to visit family. We have been long-distance friends for about 8 years now. A few days ago, we spoke over the phone to catch up, having... Continue Reading →

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 →

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