December was an unexpected month. I mean, not that exactly — I absolutely knew that December would come after November, as did everyone else who uses the Gregorian calendar or is at least four years old and living in the Western
The sun is shining today, so even though it is literally 12* with a wind chill of 3*, I went out to grab lunch. I need to see the sun, my body soaks up the light and immediately converts it
I really love writing these five-things posts each week — at times, they’ve been the most consistent form of blogging in this space and I enjoy taking a few minutes each Friday to reflect over the prior week’s intellectual encounters.
I had a lot planned for this past weekend and this work week. A serious cough and another polar vortex shut all of that down. I haven’t been outside my apartment since this past Friday, and I’ve been drinking orange
Well, now that our freakishly cold Midwestern winter has started to spread across nearly the entire country, I wanted to share a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up since my first “winter gear” post earlier this season. What I
How to Write: A Year in Advice from Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More, by Joe Fassler in The Atlantic. Modern Mrs. Darcy’s favorite books of 2013. A 9-Step Guide on How to Dress for Winter, written by a Djibouti resident
“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew. “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it
This. Is. Not. Okay. Also, ahhhhh! It’s snowing! Leo cannot look away from the window and it is adorable.
So let me just tell you guys – this whole daily blogging thing is starting to make me crazy. As I mentioned in my tip post, one of the best ways for me to stay on top of daily posting
It’s already gotten pretty dang cold here in the Windy City. The temperatures over the last two weeks have fluctuated slightly, but to me early October felt more like mid-December than early fall. Each week it’s getting a little colder