Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

There's free food in Conference Room 2.

Friday, May 17, 2019

"Can I handle the seasons of my life?"

From the song Landslide by Fleetwood Mac.
"You will know."

From the song Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.
"Now here you go again, 
you say,
you want your freedom."

From the song Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

"According to the American market research firm Datassential, Korean ingredients like kimchi, which is traditionally buried underground and left to ferment for months, now appear on 5.5 percent of menus in the United States, a jump of 59 percent in the past five years — particularly noteworthy since Americans of Korean descent constitute less than two-thirds of a percent of the total population."

From the May 14, 2019, New York Times article "How Sourness Has Come to Dominate Our Dining Habits, and Our Discourse." By Ligaya Mishan.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

"Making lists of ideas, reading novels, scheduling time to sit down at your computer, researching new coffee shops at which to work, and establishing weekly word goals may seem like parts of writing, but they are not. They are procrastination, which, if you think about it, is actually writing in its purest form."

From the May 8, 2019, Daily Shouts of The New Yorker titled "What Is Writing and Does This Count as It?" By Mia Mercado.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

"But for the first time, I don’t have a plan, besides to take care of myself."

From the May 3, 2019, Healthyish article "Christina Lecki On Leaving Reynard and What She's Doing Next." By Priya Krishna.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

"When you look to successful people you admire, study them not only for their victories and achievements, but also for how they overcame failures and changed as a result of them."

From the April 21, 2019, New York Times article "Why ‘Find Your Passion’ Is Such Terrible Advice." By Stephanie Lee.
Write what you want.
Eat what you want.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

"Your love is holding on and it won't let go,
I feel it breaking out like an echo."

From the song Echo by Elevation Worship.
"I've decided I'm not giving up."

From the song Echo by Elevation Worship.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

"We were raised to really respect all religions and all peaceful people."

Said by Patricia Arquette in her April 29, 2019 episode of WHYY-FM's Fresh Air.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

I just discovered the Focus button on the bottom of Microsoft Word docs. And wow, my mind is blown.
"In the coming weeks, thousands of college students will walk across a stage and proudly accept their diplomas. Many of them will be hungry.

A senior at Lehman College in the Bronx dreams of starting her day with breakfast. An undergraduate at New York University said he has been so delirious from hunger, he’s caught himself walking down the street not realizing where he’s going. A health sciences student at Stony Brook University on Long Island describes 'poverty naps,' where she decides to go to sleep rather than deal with her hunger pangs.

These are all examples of food insecurity, the state of having limited or uncertain access to food. Stories about college hunger have been largely anecdotal, cemented by ramen and macaroni and cheese jokes. But recent data indicate the problem is more serious and widespread, affecting almost half of the student population at community and public colleges."

From the May 2, 2019, New York Times story Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry. By Kaya Laterman.
I live in a 6th floor walk-up in Harlem, and have come to appreciate the climb required to get to my apartment everyday. Even after more than a year-and-a-half here, I'm still usually a bit out of breath by the time I reach my door. That can also depend on how heavy of a meal I've eaten or how much I've had to drink, but I like the forced exercise. I don't mind it at all, and plus, being on the top floor of my building is a nice perk. But what irks me about 2/3 of my 6th floor neighbors is that they leave their bags of trash in front of their doors from sheer laziness. They can't be bothered to go the ground floor to put it them in the garbage bins until they leave the building at whatever random time they do. I mean, it amazes me how some young people move to New York and think this is acceptable behavior.