Sometimes The Radical Decision is to Stay

I have had a whirlwind of a year—I moved in with my boyfriend, finished my Master's thesis, graduated, adopted a dog, got engaged, and started wedding planning. In the midst of all this, we were talking about moving to another city, maybe Philadelphia, maybe elsewhere. And I was up for it. Until I wasn't. When… Continue reading Sometimes The Radical Decision is to Stay

Am I the Only One Who Hates Going to Whole Foods?

This is a rhetorical question—my fiancée also hates going to Whole Foods. But seriously, do other people get annoyed? Whole Foods calls itself "America's Healthiest Grocery Store." Are there health benefits to smelling lavender and patchouli as you wander around searching for cage-free farm-to-table sun-warmed unbleached brown eggs? Must be. But the prices. I know there's… Continue reading Am I the Only One Who Hates Going to Whole Foods?

12 Useful Items To Buy When Adopting a Rescue Dog

I read this Buzzfeed article called 12 Things That Made Getting A Dog So Much Easier For Me and found that none of it applied to our situation. The writer had adopted a puppy, while we brought a three-year-old doggo into our home. Hers was also quite small, while ours weighed 57 pounds (underweight). So… Continue reading 12 Useful Items To Buy When Adopting a Rescue Dog

My First Article is Out!

It's been a while since I've written. But I have something to show for it! For the last five months, I've been interviewing residents, writing, and editing. I wrote an article for a D.C. nonprofit, ONE DC, about a redevelopment project that will potentially displace tenants. You can read the full article here. Tenants Report… Continue reading My First Article is Out!

I’ll take some health in my health food, please

I went home to Indiana a few weeks ago and the difference between there and DC is amazing. Indiana has loads of corn, a wonderful fall smell in the air, and cows hanging out in a field 30 feet from the local Dollar General (there are Dollar Generals, too).The culture also differs from the one… Continue reading I’ll take some health in my health food, please