From March, 2018

How was your spring break?

Lille, France With our heads held high and voices as nasal as possible, we marched to France. It was our first time traveling together. Tía Maguiña is a stylish woman, mixing Spanish emotion with French elegance. Her food is amazing, and her house is charming and light. Thai on a Tuesday night, fairy lights twinkle…

Tinder’s Podcast: DTR

Let’s talk about podcasts. Last week Emma and I were having a podcast party, and then I went home that night for some Googling of new podcasts to binge and then eventually fangirl over. I found The Atlantic’s 50 Best Podcasts of 2017, and was thinking that I would find these highly educated, influential, interesting,…

Remember Kony 2012?

In March of 2012, I was fourteen, and just finishing up my freshman year of high school. I remember there was about one week in particular in which I saw posters scattered around campus with the words Kony 2012 and the silhouette of a man on them. Me being the ignorant freshman that I was, I started talking to people, trivially asking them what these red flyers were doing littering our hallways. “Haven’t you heard about him? Child soldiers and sex trafficking?” I think my friend Oyenbhen was attempting to enlighten me. “Oh” was my ambivalent response. I went home…

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Happy March! The weather is finally getting warmer, and it’s wonderfully light at 7 in the morning again. Yesterday I was biking to work and saw one of the most spectacular sun rises of the year so far. Really makes me want to grab Emma and go on a sunrise run like we used to. Speaking of running, I’ve been a bench warmer for the past month and a half, battling either stressed knee tendons, or that nasty virus that’s been going around. This week I was knocked off my ass with a 40 degree temp (104F) that came from…