Cows, zoomies, and cake – that’s all I need for my birfday!

Who would have thought that today - February 3rd, just days after a polar vortex hit the Midwest, with wind chills at 45 degrees below zero FAHRENHEIT - would be a perfect day to run a race? It's going to be sunny and 51 degrees. The only reason I even signed up for the race… Continue reading Cows, zoomies, and cake – that’s all I need for my birfday!

Nothing that I own owns me

If people were to be ranked on a spectrum, I'd like to say I'd be pretty close to being a "Purger" rather than a "Hoarder." Back in high school, I took great pride in this classification, given my fascination with Russia and the Soviet Union. It's funny the things we believe about ourselves, right? After… Continue reading Nothing that I own owns me

One among many complicated figures: Alice Walker

I just finished reading The Color Purple for the first time. The timing is no mere coincidence. Alice Walker is now getting some pretty bad press for her apparent endorsement of David Icke, a "professional conspiracy theorist" according to Wikipedia and whom critics call a Holocaust denier and anti-Semite, which of course he denies. But don't they… Continue reading One among many complicated figures: Alice Walker

Most definitely my last post of 2018… I think ;)

Today is the last day of 2018. I don't know why I am making such a big deal. I always fall asleep before midnight anyway. But with the week that I have been having, I may actually be awake... but probably in the midst of making sense of that final paragraph, re-reading it at least… Continue reading Most definitely my last post of 2018… I think ;)

Site update: A new layout for the new year!

Well, maybe. Mr. Rafia has been on my case to change my previous layout, because as he said: it was ugly and boring. See for yourself: I personally found it to be minimalist and somewhat tongue-in-cheek. But really, it was a last minute attempt to put something new up because I was getting sick of… Continue reading Site update: A new layout for the new year!