For the first time in many years, my Facebook news feed is not filled with messages of gratitude in honor of Veterans Day. Currently, I can scroll for several minutes and only find two.Read More
Spring might finally have arrived in New Haven! And I feel about as busy as the birds have been the past few mornings. We have a little over one month left in our first year at Yale SOM and I'm certain it's going to fly by. As I mentioned last week, there's a lot of work and seriousness filling my time lately; what I want is a light-hearted space to document all of the fun we're having, too. So for the next several weeks, I'll be posting often with photographs and short notes about what we're up to as we wrap up our first school year at Yale.
To start, some of our favorite places in Barcelona. We traveled there for five days before Amar continued on a school trip to Serbia and Croatia. (You might have already seen a few of our favorite pictures here and here.)Read More
Spring is really fighting to come through around here. One day is sunny and warm enough to coax some blossoms onto a tree, the next day, the blossoms are encased in ice. There might be sun, rain, and snow all in the same day. I'll open a window in the afternoon and need to turn the heat on a few hours later.Read More
Happy April Fool's Day!
I keep hoping that our weather forecast is a joke, but the snowflake symbol is still hanging around for the weekend...
Rain or shine (or snow), I hope you don't encounter too many giant birds today, or fall for any news hoaxes (my favorite is this BBC report from April 1, 1957), or otherwise end up at the wrong side of a joke on this lovely first day of April.
We traveled to Barcelona last week, and I think I slept off the last of the jet lag this morning. I'm only just starting to sift through our photos from the trip--you can expect a few Spain-related posts in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here is one of my favorite pictures so far...Read More
This is how I imagined my Leap Day would be--a giant blue rooster perched on top of a building. Once every four years, we're granted an extra day. 24 hours perfectly suited to carpe diem. How would I spend them? Hike in the park? Go to a museum? Bake something new?
As it turns out, my February 29th was just another ordinary day.Read More
Yesterday's blizzard, which left us with a foot of powdery snow, gave me just enough time to (almost) finish my project for this month--transitioning this blog to its own website.
The layout is done, all of the posts have been imported and the photos updated. I'm not done updating the internal links between posts or the tags that organize the content, but the rest of the site should be up and running! Take a look at the About page to see what I'm thinking for this year.Read More
We're back from a nice, long holiday vacation with family and friends in Atlanta, and soon we'll be off to a wedding in New York City. While I take some time to figure out what to write about this month, here are a few of my favorite photos from our trip. We visited a light display at the Arboretum in Asheville, NC, and this was my favorite exhibit--Read More
The best traditions happen by accident--one impulse creates an association, forms a memory that persists from one year to the next. Each time we repeat the impulse, new memories attach themselves to the existing ones and the associations deepen. Before long, we can no longer imagine life without it. Such is the story of the Christmas Tree we know today.Read More