Over shepherd's pie at the Rose & Crown, the ersatz English pub at Epcot, it is impressed on me that every single body of water in Florida might contai…
I started reading Anna Karenina out of sheer pique. After my reading marathon in March, I spent a month earnestly beginning the books on my shelf and t…
For some reason, I am on the board of a nonprofit organization. Every year this nonprofit organization gives out prizes to books that were released the…
For the past month or so, I've been doing what looks very much from the outside to be nothing. "Are you looking for a job, or are you happy where you a…
At the end of every year since 2015, sometime around Christmas, I type up something I fondly call an "annual plan." Do not mistake this for the actions…
I have had the same song stuck in my head for the past month. No, it's not Weird Al's Hamilton polka (though that one did take up residence in my crani…
Since the school year ended, I've been asked more than once what I'm up to this summer. What I don't say: that I’ve spent most of my summer thus far as…
Sometime around last Sunday, all of the personal ambitions I had obsessively been figuring out how to achieve started to seem self-indulgent and frivol…
Standing in a Safeway the day the shelter-in-place order was announced, I finally understood why people hoard things. What would I need to live if I co…
Now that the entire world is on lockdown, I've begun to realize that my normal state is a state of quarantine. That's mostly how I spent February, anyw…
The beginning of the new year—and a new decade, no less—is a good time to shed one's baggage, which is why I ended up hauling a 63 pound suitcase to Ca…
It is a time-honored year-end tradition of mine, like listening to this Kathleen Battle Christmas CD or checking the Neopets advent calendar, to have m…