New to the List: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (A book by a person of color) To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemmingway (**Not part of the reading challenge) March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (A book written by someone you admire) Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 This month […]Read more "2017 READING CHALLENGE: February"
Even though this is the shortest month of the year I feel that I have made some real progress towards a few of the goals I have set for myself. Goal 1: I have been good about keeping up with reading. This month I have read four books (and am about half-way through another). Three […]Read more "Personal Goals Updates: February"
New to the List: Maus, Parts I and II by Art Spiegelman (A novel set during wartime) Ok, so I know that Maus is technically not a ‘novel’ (rather a graphic novel, but I say it counts). It is broken into two parts and it is probably one of the most heartbreaking things I have […]Read more "2017 Reading Challenge: January"
I meant to get this out before the end of January, but better late than never. The first month of this New Year seemed to fly by, and pass painfully slowly all at once. The last ten days of January have seemed a little surreal, and it is still hard to believe all that has […]Read more "Personal Goals Updates: January"
Yesterday, January 21, 2017, was just the beginning. Protests and demonstrations took place in over six hundred cities around the country but also took place in cities on all seven continents around the world. The Women’s March is being called the biggest demonstration in American history. While I would have loved to have been in Washington […]Read more "Just the Beginning"
Whether you like it or not, whether you voted for him or not, and no matter if today has filled you with excitement, despair, or nothing at all, our nation has undoubtedly entered an entirely new era. The day has weighed heavily on my heart. This morning I found myself not looking forward, but […]Read more "Where I Come from and Where I am Going"
Hello, 2017 2016 was a crazy year (and I am sure that 2017 will be just as crazy), but if I have one hope for this New Year I hope that it is a more productive year. Even though I went to Europe last year, spent three months on the island of Lesvos, Greece […]Read more "Hello, 2017 (The Road Ahead)"
Good-Bye 2016 First of all, fuck you 2016. Second of all, fuck you 2016. And third of all, FUCK YOU 2016. I just had to get that out there. I have been on a bit of a hiatus from the blogosphere. I’m going to be honest, I am more than ready for this year to […]Read more "Good-Bye 2016"
I returned to the United States on the first day of July, but I feel like I left behind my entire life in Greece. It is a strange feeling, and after almost a week of being back, the strangeness continues to linger. Honestly, this is a very hard post to write – every time I […]Read more "Back, but Not Home"
On a much-needed day off last week, I set off with three companions on another island road trip. Once again I feel the need to mention that if you are going on holiday this year, Lesbos is the place to go. It has a beauty like no other place in the world! On this particular […]Read more "Island Road Trip, Part II – Lesbos, Greece"