27 Apr 2016

New Apartment Tour: My Living Room

It’s been about a month since I showed you around the kitchen of my new apartment, I figure it’s about time you see more of my place.

Let’s mosey on down to the living room, shall we?

Here’s a fun fact about my new place: it’s a converted second floor of an old house. […]

13 Apr 2016

Why I Can’t Fit in My Pants Wednesday: Baltimore

I had to go to Baltimore last week for a teaching conference, and, I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited about it. Sure, there was the whole prospect of getting out of work for four whole days and being able to stay in a hotel room I wouldn’t have to pay for.

But getting […]

25 Mar 2016

When Your Home Becomes a Headline

A month ago, I woke up to a message on a Sunday morning from a friend in Australia. “I hope you’re safe. My thoughts are with everyone in Kalamazoo.”

I had no idea what she was talking about, but it didn’t take me long to find out. I typed the name of this town I […]

23 Mar 2016

Books That Will Make You Want to Buy a Plane Ticket Right Now: Vietnam: 100 Unusual Travel Tips

Four years ago right before I left Asia, I decided at the last minute to stop by Vietnam for a few days on my way back to the States. Because that was my life back then: just stopping by countries on a whim because, whatever, why not? These days, I stop by Target on […]

27 Jan 2016

Why I Can’t Fit in My Pants Wednesday: Pho Lucky, Detroit

I’m starting a new series on this blog because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my five billion years of running this blog, it’s that I REALLY like starting new blog series. Continuing those blog series is a completely different matter. But starting a new series is AWESOME. Anyway, this new series is […]