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, get it. As Americans, we love the notion that if we tick off certain boxes everything will come [...]


My dreams for 2016 are informed by a hodgepodge of influences: coming-of-age montages, moments of sappy-ooey-gooey in romantic indie films, the wonders of female friendship, hashtags including #blackout #melaninonfleek and #blackgirlmagic, and basically all of Pinterest. In 2016 I want to sit on the floor of my empty first apartment, eating Indian delivery and re-watching [...]

Sundays Are For Readers

Is there anything better than curling up in your comfiest clothes with a good-e-reader or real life-book? Maybe there's a fire crackling on real wood or with the aid of gas, maybe your puppy is nestled by your side, maybe rain is tap tap tapping on the window sill. Or perhaps chilly clear streaks of [...]

A Note On April Showers and The Awakening of Spring

Ah, spring. Your playlists gets a little lighter, a little more nostalgic. The flowers are blooming (like the pretty purple buds that put up a good fight on your desk-RIP). Rain trickles from clouds so fluffy you swear they were mashed potatoes in another life. The family of quail that lives in your neighborhood scurries by, little top-feathers [...]