The Novel(ty of) Coronavirus

The newness, the freshness, the intensity of the unknown! It’s wearing pretty thin. Like, three weeks ago, when quarantine first became a thing, it seemed like an okay idea. Just hang out at home, watch TV, get some cleaning done, maybe reorganize your closet, FaceTime your pals. All while helping everyone else stay healthy? Not [...]

An Open Invitation

Lol @ me for thinking NOVEMBER would be a great time to revive the blog. Not only do the holidays kick in right about then, but also every winter—like clockwork—I fall into a deep spell of accomplishing absolutely nothing. So, sorry? Though it's very likely the only thing affected is my mental health amid the [...]

I Got Glasses

This one's going to be a shorty, but I'm too excited an internet thing ACTUALLY WORKED to not blog about it. My job involves staring at screens pretty much all day. If I'm not writing something, I'm editing it. And 90 percent of my meetings have at least one remote attendee joining via computer. When I'm [...]

Admit Racism Exists

I've always subscribed to the party of Mind Your Own Business. Being nice and agreeable with everyone because heated words and aggression never solve anything. But APPARENTLY NEITHER DOES BEING NICE AND AGREEABLE. Being nice and agreeable all but ruined my Saturday morning. And I apologize for anyone who saw my whiny baby Facebook status, [...]

Italy, Stop 1: Calabria

If you only ever read one of my articles all the way through, I think you should make it this one. Now that we've thoroughly dispelled all lingering emotions evoked by the trip's most endearing acquaintances, it's time we move on to the main event(s)! And while it would've been easy to spiral into terrible [...]

Return of the Mack

It's been a minute. And by a minute, I mean nearly two months. For that, I apologize—but the break wasn't for nothing. I needed to take some time to remember why I started blogging in the first place and rethink what I want to accomplish with these posts / how I can make the whole [...]

Step by Step

Europe is actually happening and I can't believe it. After all kinds of back and forth wondering if airfare might drop and should we wait it out or just pull the trigger because the prices weren't that bad, we finally did it. We booked our flights to Italy and I CANNOT believe it. Before I dive [...]

I Pray

DON'T WORRY. I'm not here to stand on a pedestal and talk down to you non-believers about your one-way ticket to hell and the many other perils that await, should you choose to turn away from God. I am the last person who would ever be in a position to do that. Instead, I just wanna [...]

Dog Days Are Over

Please don't let the title of this post alarm you. Charlie and Maggie aren't going anywhere. But in writing about them, my options for a title were either this or the oh-so predictable tune from Baha Men, and I'm just not feeling that today. Real quick while we're on the topic: I don't agree with dog days [...]