The Grass is Greener in New Zealand

Dear Reader, How bad is this coronavirus pandemic? Well, it depends on who you are asking. Through news stories and acquaintances, it has become clear to me that the pandemic is not an all-consuming issue in all parts. Where I am stationed in Massachusetts, we are still under a stay-at-home advisory and are feeling isolated... Continue Reading →

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

Dear Reader, Generational differences are arbitrary, yet significant cultural divides in American society. Millennials are irked when they are mistakenly criticized for their obsession with Tide Pods, while older generations are tired of hearing the youth of today chanting “OK boomer” in ageist protest. Things can get a little tense at times between the generations.... Continue Reading →

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Dear Reader, It is “Cinco de Mayo” in the United States today. Yes, I did say the ‘United States’ and not Mexico. While in the U.S., this day is unofficially celebrated with chips, salsa, and margaritas, the fifth of May is just another day on the calendar for most parts of Mexico. However, don’t let... Continue Reading →

My Little Blue Friend

Dear Reader, It’s a symbolic end of an era for me. My passport is due to expire soon! When I got my passport almost ten years ago, it was for a trip with my high-school group to Spain. As a 17-year old, traveling abroad for 10 days in a chaperoned group without parents was the... Continue Reading →

Still Remembering

Dear Reader, Eighteen years ago I was lucky enough to be far away from the events of 9/11. On September 11th, 2001, I felt very sick that morning and didn’t go to school. I stayed home all day and watched Nick Jr. as the rest of the country and the world got a shock. I... Continue Reading →

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