Oooooh Baaaaby

Dear Reader, Does the pitch of your voice change when talking to animals or tiny, immature humans? This phenomenon, otherwise known as “baby talk,” is curious in that many of us engage in it, but don't really know why. A few days ago, I was sitting outside in a public area doing some work on... Continue Reading →

Life Coach 101

Dear Reader, Do you have a dream job? I never really had one and still feel bewildered at the thought that a job (sorry, “career”) could be as fulfilling as a dream. Regardless, every once in a while, I fall down the rabbit hole of career exploration and seriously consider pursuing a whole new life... Continue Reading →

The Northeast Corner

Dear Reader, How much do you trust Google Maps? On a scale from 1 to blind faith, I could quite literally walk off a cliff because of Google Maps. I kid, but I do heavily rely on the service. One day, I was —rather curiously, I admit— looking for a body of water to visit... Continue Reading →

Audiobibliobibuli

Dear Reader, This post was written for readers like you! I was thinking about how my reading habits have changed since the pandemic. While I have been a fan of audiobooks for a few years now, my consumption of audiobooks has increased significantly with the pandemic. Now, I find myself finishing most books in a... Continue Reading →

Salmon Lifestyle, Tuna Budget

Dear Reader, Are you a fan of eating out? I am; however, the pandemic lockdowns have made this activity nearly impossible. At the onset of summer, quarantine restrictions have eased, yet, my commitment to dining in stayed steadfast. I grew comfortable with the warm weather and content with the status quo. However, one July day... Continue Reading →

Patient at the Post Office

Dear Reader, You know your world is a small place when a simple trip to the post office is considered to be an “event.” During the pandemic, until lately, I have pretty much been at home or outdoors in the immediate vicinity 24/7. However, about a week ago that changed as I have now been... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Make it a Micro-Vacation

Dear Reader, Have you ever heard of a micro-vacation? Probably not, because I just made it up. Okay, so I was not the first person in history to combine the prefix “micro” with the word “vacation,” however, I would like to give this word my very own definition. Micro-vacation (according to Raven): A micro-vacation is... Continue Reading →

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