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 →
What a Bargain! …Right?
Dear Reader, Why are precious stones and metals like diamonds, gold, and emeralds precious? Of course, like most things, this boils down to economics and the simple principle of supply and demand. Because so many of us value these products and they don’t exactly grow on trees, we have unwittingly made these items of high... Continue Reading →
By the Pound
Dear Reader, Are you a fan of thrift shopping? As a budget buyer, I have visited a number of second-hand stores from Goodwill to the fancy consignment shops. In my time thrifting, I have never twice run into a place like the Garment District. The Garment District is a thrift store in Cambridge, Massachusetts that... Continue Reading →
Total Beginner or Total Imposter?
Dear Reader, When was the last time you tried something new? I don’t mean like a new restaurant or craft beer, but something more significant. I have a lot of vague New Year’s resolutions (which I should really just write down and clarify to be honest) relating to new things. Two such resolutions are that... Continue Reading →
Dear Reader, Since the beginning of October I have been seriously considering my Halloween costume. I know that this isn’t the best use of my time and energy, however, I love Halloween too much to not think about it for 31 days out of the year. In my preparations, I have unfortunately experienced strong feelings... Continue Reading →
Dear Reader, After I graduated from my Master’s program, I stayed in Boston working my 10-hr a week gig at the university library while I looked for “real” jobs. For me, this was a period of great uncertainty. I applied for positions all over and I was not even certain that I would end up... Continue Reading →