Wanderlust or Bust: Ireland

Welcome to the inaugural Wanderlust or Bust post! I will give a short overview of my time in a particular country, end with a saying, and give tips that will help you while you are there. And with that, let’s get started! Beautiful and green, Ireland is a great place to visit. The various natural…

Perspectives on Pride: Part 2

June, a month to celebrate summer. The beginning of what is a more restful, peaceful, slower paced time. Perhaps even a good time to reflect on what we have in life, and what we can be grateful for. June, a month to reflect. June, Pride month. As an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, I do…

Perspectives on Pride: Part 1

People across the world recognize the month of June as Pride month. It is a time of recognition for the LGBTQ+ community, and remembrance of the countless activists, victims, and figures before us who fought and sacrificed so much of themselves for same-sex equality, gender rights, and transgender rights. Over seven years after I came…

How Dat Werk?! June 2017

How Dat Werk?! Animal Testing When I think of animal testing, I think of Legally Blonde 2, where Elle Woods wanted to reunite her dog Bruiser with his mom, but she was currently being used in a testing laboratory. Who came up with that plot twist? M. Night Shyamalan? But, Luke Wilson was just too adorable…

Investing In Each Other

The White House’s current proposed budget includes a 29% cut in spending for the Department of State and international aid, a 13% cut for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Education, and a 31% cut for the Environment Protection Agency. This proposed budget and the recent CBO score for the American…

American Presidents and Uneasy Minds

“Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.” – Donald Trump, Interview with Time magazine, March 22, 2017 This was a response from a United States President. Donald Trump got defensive after an interviewer asked if his credibility was important. Boy, do I ever…

How Dat Werk?! May 2017

How Dat Werk? Car Stickers and Emblems One of my biggest pet peeves are people who put stickers or emblems on their car. I think the conversation in how they were invented went something like this: Person One: I love social media! I can go on there and tell everyone what I think and post…

If You Don’t Learn About History, You’re in 2017

A well-known saying, especially in the field of history, is, “If you don’t learn about history, you’re doomed to repeat it.” Unfortunately, we live in an age—in a world—where this expression is truer than ever. We are living, yet we are not learning. Our leaders speak out, yet do not think. We make mistakes, micro-…

How Dat Werk?! April 2017

How Dat Werk?! Alan Turing Oh, the Internet! The place where anonymous trolls can log on, spew hatred, attack people and their opinions, log off, and have a nice dinner with the family. People feel the need to do whatever they please and use their freedom of speech to point out things they don’t like,…

An American in Dublin

Dublin. A city of luck. A city of culture. An emerald community that embraces their culture, community, and drinks! Recently, I traveled there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What originally began as a holiday venture turned into a an eye-opening experience. Dublin—and Ireland as a whole—stole my heart and left me wanting more. Ireland is…

Obsessed Auntie

Why I Am An Obsessed Auntie For a good long while, I was fine with the fact of being alone and not really opening my heart to love. To be honest, I would say things like, “I hate everyone,” or “I have no feelings,” because it was funny and the reactions of others would tickle…

How Dat Werk?! March 2017

How Dat Werk?! Pretending Everything is Fine There’s a meme / photo I am seeing a lot on social media about a rhetorical Bob and Sally and who they voted for:   After laughing for about a minute, I knew many people would find fault in this picture. However, I implore people to read this…