Web Miscellany: Compilation #102

Hello, there! I've been super fatigued. My shoulder and wrist have been sort-of bothering my since I fainted five months ago, so I'm finally getting x-rays next week. My home has mold and rats. The upstairs unit installed hardwood floor just before selling, in violation of the bylaws, and surely unbeknownst to the heel-clicking prospective... Continue Reading →

Ramblings Into The Void

Last year ended on a high note. After being dragged, from many years, through a rotating door of mysterious symptoms, my partner and I found evidence that both of our health issues were due to significant, decade-old water damage hidden behind the drywall. We began treatment to remove the mold from our home and our... Continue Reading →

A Losing Battle

Do you ever feel like you just can't catch a break? My life is good, so I can't complain. And yet, my healthy habits seem to be perpetually assaulted by factors beyond my control. In 2018, we had a major pipe leak that flooded a third of our home. In 2019, we discovered black mold... Continue Reading →

Finding Your Niche (Or Not)

An old friend once said that your area of expertise should be an inch wide and a mile deep. Basically, one should have a very narrow specialty and be the most knowledgeable person in the world on the topic. It makes sense unless, like me, you are interested in dozens of different distinct things. In... Continue Reading →

Crossing My Fingers

On Wednesday evening, I developed a tickle in the back of my throat. Uh oh. Thursday, I felt tired and took the day off to rest. Thursday afternoon, I developed mild head congestion. By Friday morning, I felt great! My boyfriend experienced the same mild symptoms, though his lasted a few days long. Conservative estimates... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #100

Hello, friend! After a two-month hiatus, I'm back with my mashup of delightful and thought-provoking findings. There was a lot of self-imposed pressure to make #100 extra-special, but instead I think I'm going to switch things up as we move into the new year. No one, myself included, wants to sift through a dozen links.... Continue Reading →

The Brokenness Of The American Education System

My first experience with affirmative action was as a naive 18-year-old first stepping foot into my college dorm building. After a lifetime of high marks in school, scoring in the top percentile on standardized tests, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work, the university had offered me a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, $5,274 per... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas To All!

Merry Christmas to all!! Thank you for your friendship, insights, and kind words over the last year--I am truly grateful for everyone that says hello or shares their thoughts. From the depths of my heart, my wish for you in the new year is that your life is filled with peace, joy, abundance, and good... Continue Reading →

2022 Word of the Year: Creativity

For the last eleven years, I've spent late-December pondering the successes and lessons of the past year, along with what my hopes are for the year to come. It has always been a powerful and grounding exercise, whether the year has been incredible or a nightmare. A word can't be "broken" in the way that... Continue Reading →

2021: A Year In Review

For the last decade, I’ve developed the habit of setting a theme for the year. While tangible goals strong pillars, choosing a feeling or theme offers guide-rails and room for deviation. For 2021, the word I chose was CLARITY: “For several years now, I have feel lost, ill, and devoid of anything resembling energy or... Continue Reading →

Secondhand Collective Effervescence

Every time my boyfriend visits the farmer's market, the ladies beneath the customer service tent wave and shout, "When is she coming back? We miss her. Don't forget to remind your honey that she looks like Claire Danes!" Prior to the pandemic, we had been going every Saturday morning for years. The workers supporting the... Continue Reading →

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