• Grief, loss, pain, fear and other awful things

    The cat got sick on the floor today but I step over it. Normally, I’d rush to his aid, cleaning the mess with my spray, paper towels, and plastic bags but I’m exhausted. It’s been a rough day. Week. Month. Year. I must look like I feel because people keep doing double takes on me, […]

  • Regarding Alaska, and Dogs

    I’m mulling over the possibility of applying for jobs in Alaska and, consequently, fulfilling a life-long dream of going dog sledding. Alaska has a lot of things I’m looking for: gorgeous scenery, a passion for the environment and nature, a low cost of living, isolation, compelling hobbies, and bears. It also has a few things […]

  • Oy with the poodles already

    There are so many more important things I could be blogging about. A wrap up on my semester abroad. A summary of my work this summer. My new commitments for my senior year. Or any other myriad events that are taking over my life. Instead, I’m choosing to write about Gilmore girls. A note: It’s […]

  • In Progress

    A note: Not all WordPress themes are created equal. Many are designed by unique individuals who put their own spin on everything. They code them differently. They make different widgets. They make their widgets more difficult than they need to be.   I upgraded my¬†website to the “Pro” version a couple of weeks ago because […]

  • When in Ireland

    You drink. And if you’re not a big fan of Guinness or other beers, it’s expensive. The first couple of weeks you try to embrace the culture. There isn’t really Irish-style food. They speak English and the accent is pretty easy to understand. The dominant race, religion, and customs are the same. So the one […]