Everyone has something to say about Harambe the gorilla, the Cincinnati Zoo, and the parents of the child who fell into the gorilla enclosure a few days ago. For those who aren’t up on this bit of news: A child climbed into the enclosure and fell to the body of water within it. Harambe the … More Limits of Intelligence: Harambe & His Cage
“Beautiful Anonymous: Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” is a podcast that is essentially what its title suggests. Each podcast is one hour long with no names mentioned and the caller can talk to the host, Chris Gethard, about anything that’s on their mind. One of the early episodes featured a man who was working at … More Adulting: Yoga in the Bathroom
I’ve seen too many news sources using the title “The Day The GOP Died”, so can you blame me for: A long long time ago I can still remember how That party used to make us think But he knew if he had his chance That he could make those people prance And maybe they would settle for a wink But … More R.I.P. G.O.P.
I saw an article this morning titled, “Why it feels so good to read about this Princeton professor’s failures”. Everyone posts their new jobs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I find myself looking at the social media of past acquaintances and wondering why I can’t be as successful are they are. We’re the same age; what … More Try again…& again…
Hello, all – I recently connected with Jennifer of Young & Twenty and she kindly offered to include a post written by yours truly on her site. So please go check out youngandtwenty.com, with my post being under the “Being Young & Twenty” tab. I’m also writing for my alma mater’s alumnae blog page, something … More Featuring: ME!
Saint Mary’s College hosted their annual 24-hour donor challenge yesterday. Every year, this results in scholarships given and social media posts made. This was mine: “I give back because Saint Mary’s gave me a home, my forever friends, and the opportunities to learn and be my best self. #bellesgiveback is how we can offer other … More For All the Women I’ll Never Know
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” – Thomas Edison “You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Until he extends … More It’s more than murder.
Tofu is a staple of my diet, yet somehow I only managed to try tempeh just this weekend. Both tempeh and tofu are soy products, but the process to create the final product differs (curdling versus coagulating). My newly discovered enjoyment of tempeh inspired me to think even more about the foods I’m consuming. (Although … More Tempeh the Catalyst
I started reading On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King last summer, but happened to be drawn back into the annoyance it provoked within me when I saw the title again today. On Writing is chock-full of absolutes. “Don’t ever do this in your writing” or “always do this”. He mentions the process … More Writing Advice from Stephen King: I’ll Leave It.
I find it very disturbing that a certain GOP presidential candidate is not-so-slowly climbing the ladder to the party’s nomination. I have to sit here and wonder who in this country is voting for him; how is he succeeding? There’s already too much writing that focuses on the candidate directly; using his name is futile. You know … More Populist Politics: How Did We Get Here?