World Spaces of the Sea: A Childhood of Love on the High Seas

“O, come, be buried A second time within these arms” (They embrace) - From Pericles I don’t quite remember when I fell in love with the idea seafaring, or the trope of ocean-divided loves. Growing up so inundated with stories and poetry, it is hard to point to the bellwether. I was not very romantic … Continue reading World Spaces of the Sea: A Childhood of Love on the High Seas

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Reading While Sick: A Luxurious and Occasionally Surreal Experience

I love reading at all times, despite my addiction to Netflix.* But while reading on a day off or while traveling is pleasing, some part of your brain knows you have other demands and time is limited. When you are ill and laid up with nothing you are physically capable of doing, and you have a … Continue reading Reading While Sick: A Luxurious and Occasionally Surreal Experience

The Story of History: Finding Meaning and Hope in a Story with No Beginning, Middle, or End

It is a fact that most people who have known me pre- and post-college think I was an English major. It's understandable. My Instagram is 80% books (the other 20% is evenly split between architecture and my niece Cora). I also may have been pompous about books at some points (I'm sorry that I get … Continue reading The Story of History: Finding Meaning and Hope in a Story with No Beginning, Middle, or End

“One Asian, under God, in the vestibule”: Empathy from a Young American

Over the last eighteen months I haven’t said anything overtly political on social media or reacted to political rants. I have liked an Op-Ed here and there and shared a Bernie Sanders Dank Meme, but that was the extent. I am naturally optimistic. I spent the last eighteen months convinced that there would be a … Continue reading “One Asian, under God, in the vestibule”: Empathy from a Young American

People Aren’t Eggs and the Future’s Not an Omelet: Corruption and Hope in Lloyd Alexander’s “Westmark” Trilogy

As politics get ugly and dumpsters explode and people are shot in the street without evidence of criminal activity, it can be easy to despair of the world. My Facebook feed runs the gamut of political emotions. There are those who want the prisons emptied, the police abolished, and every unjust death of oppressed peoples … Continue reading People Aren’t Eggs and the Future’s Not an Omelet: Corruption and Hope in Lloyd Alexander’s “Westmark” Trilogy