The Clutter

I know I'm not an actual hoarder, but sometimes I feel like it. My clutter can simultaneously give me comfort and anxiety. It's familiar and makes me feel tucked in at my desk with all the stacks of books and strewn papers, but then when I have to do some writing that requires energy, like [...]

Childhood Friendships

I envy people who have had a best friend since kindergarten. Having moved around a lot sort of prevented me, I think, from really cementing friendships. I also recall not feeling as though I fit in with kids when I was in my elementary school years, all the way through high school really. I wasn't [...]

Morning Musings

  I'm reading the diaries of Sylvia Plath on a lake, quiet, with history and tension at my back. But for whatever reason this morning it is not stealing my peace. A flesh reminder of one of my mortal wounds does not intimidate, when previously just thoughts would torment me. I may owe this grace [...]

The Universe in a Single Atom 

The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by His Holiness The Dalai Lama This book is perfect for critical thinkers and analytical minds like my own. For a very long time I have been trying to integrate my spiritual side with the logical and  inquisitive parts of myself and not [...]

The Trans[gender] Construct

Writing my master's thesis on women and success allowed me to immerse myself in the history of and current issues pertaining to gender. So while my scholarship did not focus on transgender issues, it did start some wheels turning in my head and I wanted a space to just share some thoughts which I'll bet [...]