I'm on a mission right now. And part of this mission is doing something I have not let myself do for over a decade: enjoying the food I eat without any guilt afterwards. I come back to My Body & Soul once again. When I started that project, I had gained some "grad school weight" … Continue reading On weight gain.
I just got back from a 10-day trip to Turkey two days ago. Ramadan will begin this evening for us (we follow the calculations where I live). I am ready, even though I have not done anything to prepare for it. I never do, to be honest. But I do feel differently than I did … Continue reading In a liminal space…
Why am I so happy about the start of December? I have nothing against November in theory. But I was so ready to be done with the month. I even changed my calendar to December a day early. I really did not need that extra day. November was a busy month of events, including a … Continue reading Yay! December is here!
This afternoon, as I was trekking my way back to my car, I almost got run over. Apparently, the driver didn't realize he had to make a full stop at a stop sign at an intersection of a university where there are people crossing pretty much during all hours of the day. Sure, it was … Continue reading Ruminations on mortality
It's amazing how reinforcing blogging can be. It reminds me of advice I used to read from "diet" experts about sharing your progress on social media: it holds you accountable. Notwithstanding my many reasons for arguing against this particular advice -- a) not everything needs to be on social media; b) perpetuation of the idea … Continue reading Sometimes what you really need is to talk to yourself — and blogging might be a socially acceptable way to do this.