Food Is Love: Cooking Through Quarantine

Image: Still from Gentefied on Netflix Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. I love the combination of practicality and creativity involved in making a pot of soup on the fly or a methodically measured pie. Self-isolation has been a great opportunity for me to return to my love for project cooking -- recipes that [...]

Where Theatremakers Can Find Inspiration When They’re Stuck

Featured image by Nikhita Singhal on Unsplash As anyone will tell you, pursuing a creative career is not easy. I sometimes feel like I'm making a mistake, like I'm not cut out for this, like I'll never "make it." It is easy for me to get down on myself – I am far from where I wanted to [...]

October Rituals

Rituals are a hallmark of what makes us human. Whether they take the form of a tea ceremony, a coming-of-age dance, or a Sunday supper, they help us center on the things most important to us. And in times of stress, tumult, or change, they ground us. Though spring and summer promise lighthearted celebrations like musical festivals and fireworks, fall [...]

My Morning Routine

Successful people have been sharing their morning/daily routines forever -- a classic case is Thomas Jefferson -- but of late our obsessions with these regiments border on mania, as evidenced by the seemingly endless lifestyle listicles. See this, this, this, this...you get it. As Americans, we love the notion that if we tick off certain boxes everything will come [...]