(A Listicle: brought on by melancholic thoughts of leaving for a year and reflecting on the women in my family who inspire me and nurture my love of learning ((preferably in beautiful buildings)). When I think of these places, it’s not just the memories I have of them there but of who they are to…… Continue reading Women In My Life as Museums
So I find myself sitting at a public park in Carmel because its public amenities are on par with that of a small Scandinavian country and all I want is a little bit of quiet to escape from my admittedly already pretty escapist life. As I’m watching the sunset and batting off the pesky gnats…… Continue reading How should I measure this year?
Two things happened on the same day recently that opened up a subject that I have desperately tried to avoid for a while now: my tempestuous relationship with the French language. Ever since I chose it over Spanish in seventh grade, my French has been a source of pride and shame in equal measure. Pride…… Continue reading Very Bien- My Franglais Missed Connection
As Facebook kindly reminded me, last year I graduated college. After three and half years of hard work, I finished college magna cum laude at 20. It was pretty bitchin’….on paper, at least. In real life, graduating during the semester from a college that doesn’t have a winter ceremony feels exactly like this: It was pretty…… Continue reading Since graduation…
(Writings from a particularly gray Wednesday) The Starbucks Effect: (noun) The phenomena of seeing someone that you know or knew, no matter how many degrees of separation, unexpectedly in a mundane location. It’s overwhelming to process the passage of time or changing of circumstance (or even just shock of appearance), so you both share a…… Continue reading The Starbucks Effect
*Just a disclaimer: this post was definitely NOT the product of my mom’s v subtle hints that if my dad got a birthday post about how much I love him, she should get one too. Repeat, this is not a Misery-like situation in which she has a spatula to my head, forcing me to write all…… Continue reading The Mindi
Last night’s Google search went like this: What is the name of the adorable actor who stars in my favorite underrated fairy tale movie, Stardust? What else has he been in? What’s “There Be Dragons”? Who was Josemaria Escriva? Who were his influential friends in psychology? Long story short, my frantic curiosity of a hot actor led me to the discovery…… Continue reading A Case for the Statue of Responsibility: What is to give light must endure burning