True Antipathy: Cooking & Me

It's a Sunday afternoon and right now, I know I should be meal prepping. I have this gnawing feeling that I should be making or assembling a salad, soup, veggie bowl, or some other prepared meal that is both healthy and balanced and yields multiple servings. This on top of something that will satisfy my… Continue reading True Antipathy: Cooking & Me

An Interview with Kindergarten Teacher, Zoe Ardito

  I'm thrilled today to share my interview with Zoe Ardito, kindergarten teacher extraordinaire, who also happens to be one of my best friends in the world and former roommate! One of the coolest things about Zoe is that being a teacher just seems to make sense if you know her, like it was meant… Continue reading An Interview with Kindergarten Teacher, Zoe Ardito

Up and Vanished

Up and Vanished is another true crime podcast I recently discovered and I'm binging on it big time. I'd argue that it's even better than Serial. My recommendation is to listen from the beginning and refrain from doing any internet search on the case, as there are major developments that deviate from the initial path the podcast… Continue reading Up and Vanished

Marge

Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge

Single in The Windy City: Part II

I don't know what the experience is like for single males these days, but I find myself experiencing a general lack of traction, options, and meaning in my efforts to meet someone. I'm hearing this from a few of my fabulous, beautiful, and successful single girlfriends as well. As someone that is proactive, I'm suprised… Continue reading Single in The Windy City: Part II

The Allure of Tragic People

Some of my favorite books, stories, films, and histories are about tragic people. You know those individuals whose stars shine so brightly and flashes across the sky so quickly, it either burns out or comes to an abrupt halt? Well, I loved reading novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Virgin Suicides, etc. I still… Continue reading The Allure of Tragic People

Trixie Mattel: Now With Moving Parts

Normally on a Tuesday night, you can find me in bed, with Forensic Files blaring on in the background while playing Rollercoaster Tycoon on my cell phone, writing a blog post, or doing some other relatively inane activity. Usually my pants are way above my waist at this point. Well, this Tuesday, I did something different.… Continue reading Trixie Mattel: Now With Moving Parts

Friends & Babies!

Normally, I don't wake up before 6am on a Saturday morning. Today, for great reason! I'll be heading to Indiana for one of my dearest friend's baby showers! I've had many friends have beautiful, lovely babies, but Britt would be my first best friend that is my age going through the process. I love hearing her… Continue reading Friends & Babies!

The Power of Choice

Most people when they're younger have the tendency to think, feel, and act in extremes. Gray area doesn't exist. I was not an exception. The pattern I found myself in as a younger person was choosing to buy into the darkness (negativity) instead of the lightness (positivity). Even less common would be my acknowledgment that… Continue reading The Power of Choice