• Wellness

    Tiny Beautiful Things

    Behold the first installment of Tabbed Vocab. I read Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things and include below some new words I learned from the book, all of which exemplify the work itself. Hopefully this helps you learn some new words, and get a…

  • Wellness

    The Order of Interbeing

    “From time to time, sit close to the one you love, hold his or her hand, and ask, ‘Darling, do I understand you enough? Or am I making you suffer? Please tell me so that I can learn to love you properly. I…

  • Personal

    Eulogy for My Grandmother

    Fragrant roses. Hugs and kisses. Holding your hand. And most of all, family. These are a few of the things Dorothy “Dot” Saucier loved. I can’t recall how many times she told me she loved me because there were too many to count.…

  • Writing

    Adjectives

    This is a compilation of my comments posted on the Grammar and Style course‘s week 5 discussion boards. Effective adjective use is an important mark of a good writer. I don’t know if it’s the most important mark of a good writer, but…

  • Writing

    Verbs

    Let’s school some verbs! The Grammar and Style course‘s lectures for week three covered main types of verbs and their subtypes and aspects. Some verb types are pretty confusing to decipher because they are so similar, including the gerund and present participle, and…

  • Writing

    Grammar and Style Online Course

    Writing effectively is a genuine interest of mine. To me, it’s also a lifelong process and journey. I guess that’s why I chose to major in English in college, and why, when I’m choosing which online courses to take in my free time,…

  • Profiles

    Ethel

    Ethel is a documentary on the life of Ethel Kennedy, widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), and mother of eleven children. Directed by Ethel’s daughter, Rory Kennedy, the film is an authentic portrait of Ethel’s character; she is altogether fresh-faced, pious, and…