Pandemic on Pause

Dear Reader, The very last time that I was on an airplane was pre-pandemic on my solo adventure to Colombia (more here). Sitting in an airport, writing to you now, I can’t help but sigh and think to myself — “my, how things have changed.” Unlike my trip to Colombia, my flight this time is... Continue Reading →

Corona Who?

Dear Reader, The world smells differently when you don’t have a surgical mask pressed against your nose. I am so happy to be typing this as a fully-vaccinated gal! Not too long ago, the CDC updated its COVID-19 guidelines to permit fully-vaccinated adults to dispense with their masks in both outdoor and indoor locations (except... Continue Reading →

The COVID-19 Diaries (April 2020)

Dear Reader, Can you believe that we have muddled through a full calendar year under the oppression of COVID-19? Last month, I looked back on how quickly the coronavirus situation surged in the U.S. by revisiting some of my March 2020 blog posts (more here). Today, I would like to continue and conclude this reminiscence... Continue Reading →

The COVID-19 Diaries (March 2020)

Dear Reader, It has been about a year since COVID-19 became a formidable threat in the U.S., and, boy, has this past year been exhausting. In this post, I would like to revisit winter/ spring 2020 to see just how quickly everything unfolded a year ago. Luckily, because I was a daily blogger back then,... Continue Reading →

Laughs and Love

Dear Reader, Happy Valentine’s Day! One year ago today, it was evident that a virus was coming, but little did we know that it would linger for so long. Last year around this time, I was fortunate enough to visit Newport, Rhode Island (more here). Along the water, the wind was bone chilling, and the... Continue Reading →

The Good, the Bad, and the Ambiguous

Dear Reader, People go back to school during periods of economic uncertainty. We saw it during the 2009 recession and we see a surge in applications again in the wake of COVID-19. Unlike other times, going back to school during the pandemic is not your traditional on-campus experience. While there are some clear benefits to... Continue Reading →

Cheers to Life Unstructured

Dear Reader, There is a very curious time of the year between Christmas and New Year’s Day when the days blur together into one seamless stretch of time. If you are lucky enough to enjoy this period of vacation, which the Germans refer to as zwischen den Jahren (“between the years”), then you know the... 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 →

P.S. We’re still in a pandemic

Dear Reader, My! 2020 is certainly an interesting time to be alive. The presidential election was the longest we have had in a while and, to be honest, it was really distracting! While the candidates were on the campaign trail, the coronavirus situation seemed to be simultaneously getting worse and better. Not too long ago,... Continue Reading →

COVID Holiday

Dear Reader, Should you travel during the pandemic? Answer — no. Do people travel anyway? Answer — yes and I’m sorry to report that I am one of these people. Recently, my boyfriend and I took a car trip north to Camden, Maine and I want to share a little bit about my experience. Each... Continue Reading →

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