I’ve Got a Real Pants-Wearing Job

Just when I was complaining about how lazy I am, I got the call: My security clearance finally came through and I could¬†begin work at the government job for which I was hired ten months ago. So, last week I bid farewell to the Diplocats and the¬†blue velvet sofa and I ventured out of my […]

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New Year Goal: Stop Being So Lazy

When I was 28 and had just quit my job as a journalist, got married, and moved to Yemen, I wrote a blog post in which I vowed to never stop with my creative pursuits, and to always live a life of passion. Four years later is probably a good time to revisit my wide-eyed […]

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A Roman (Foodie) Holiday

We were in Rome this past weekend to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday and the ancient/modern city far exceeded my expectations. I feel like those who travel to Italy rave about Florence or Venice but don’t say much about Rome. This led me to believe it wasn’t going to be that awesome, but I can […]

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