What Hurts The Most

Dear Reader, A curious thing about the human experience is that something that is commonplace to one individual may never, ever be experienced by another. While this sentiment can be applied to a variety of situations — privilege, prejudice, etc. — I’m specifically, thinking about pain. More, specifically, I’m thinking about my own personal plight... Continue Reading →

Once in a Cold Dark Winter

Dear Reader, “It’s amazin' what a bit o’spring can do.” If you are among the rarest 1% of creatures out there, you did not read that above line, you sang it in your head in a cockney accent just like Mrs. Beaver did in Narnia The Musical. (Yes, there is a Narnia musical). The rest... Continue Reading →

Sick with Aspirations

Dear Reader, I hope to never get “sick with aspirations.” Starting graduate school last fall was a big step for me. Previously, I had been working multiple part-time jobs that did not allow for career growth. Researching schools, writing essays, getting recommendations, and filling out all of the applications was a months’ long process that... 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 →

Merry Christmas — Lite

Dear Reader, Merry Christmas!! And what a Christmas it has turned out to be! Christmas time is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but does this sentiment ring true in 2020? I, like very many of you out there, was unable to have a family gathering this Christmas. Scrolling through Facebook, I see that... Continue Reading →

Eat Me

Dear Reader, Do you have a sweet tooth? I certainly did (and I have the cavities to prove it!). Hundreds of years ago, sugar was known as a “fine spice,” however, today, you would be hard pressed to find products without even a dash of added sugar. Believe it or not, even my Listerine mouthwash... Continue Reading →

Manic Pixie Dream Film

Dear Reader, I have a movie that I hold near and dear to my heart and I bet you’ve never heard of it. For some reason, I have the uncanny ability of loving unpopular or obscure things. For example, when I was a teen, I was obsessed with the 2006 “Superman Returns” movie and watched... Continue Reading →

Something Nice

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 →

Thanksgiving à la COVID

Dear Reader, Happy belated Thanksgiving. How was your holiday in the age of COVID-19? Surprisingly for me, my Thanksgiving did not look too different from last year. Last year, I went to a restaurant with my boyfriend and a friend for a small Thanksgiving dinner (more here). This year, instead of three at a restaurant,... 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 →

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