Though I don’t cook nearly as much as I used to when I co-founded a food blogging startup, I still enjoy it and get to do it occasionally. One of my stand-by side dishes is baked macaroni and cheese. It’s easy, delicious, and goes well with many main courses. Plus, I ❤️ cheese. With Cucumbertown closing its … Continue reading Baked Mac & Cheese
Trevor Noah, best known to Americans these days as the successor host of The Daily Show, has a fascinating life story. In his book, Born A Crime, he recounts stories of his life growing up as a non-white in South Africa at the end of apartheid. He was born to a black mother and a … Continue reading Book notes: Born a Crime
Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban because she fought for girls’ rights and education. What an incredible young girl. Her book gave a lot of insight into who she is and why. She grew up in a family that gave her the freedoms to be herself. Both of her parents supported … Continue reading Book notes: I Am Malala
My phone died sometime on Monday afternoon. I decided to just let it go. There was nothing I needed it for in the next two days. Even before it died, I hadn’t used it much over the weekend, opting instead to leave it in the bedroom unless I was out of the house. It was … Continue reading Unplugged for two days
I wrote a song that I think is ok. I’m very much out of practice with songwriting. The music came relatively easily. There’s not much to it, just a simple driving chord progression rooted in punk rock. It took over a month to write the lyrics. And I’m still only half-heartedly liking them, tweaking them constantly … Continue reading Jet lag
I just stood there, rake in my hand and tears in my eyes. Just listening to the words that hit me like a truck.