September 14, 2015
My typical morning almost always begins with a cup of coffee. I add my favorite Columbian coffee grounds and water into my coffeemaker, heat up some milk, and pour them both into my coffee mug. As... Read more
September 2, 2015
I hear a lot of crying these days. In fact, playing mom to a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old doesn’t leave much room for not crying time.
Over the past few years, I’ve adopted multiple strategies to deal... Read more
August 28, 2015
A week ago at Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) summer camp, I made pancakes with a group of middle school campers. The goal was to eat good food and learn something about the scientific method... Read more
August 21, 2015
Mercurial would be a nice way to describe me.
Another way to describe me would be completely, utterly, nonsensically erratic, impulsive and flighty.
… I would prefer you used the first approach.... Read more
August 19, 2015
Imagine being in an accident that forced your hand to regrow from scratch. Unfortunately, this was something I had to endure. One day when I was three years old, I saw my mother running on a... Read more
August 13, 2015
Even though I’ve lived here for two years, I still have conversations with friends in which I admit that I haven’t yet seen many of the attractions Chicago has to offer. As something of a homebody,... Read more
August 11, 2015
I never opened a computer programming software until my first year of graduate school. Before then, MATLAB was just a desktop icon I had seen on my dad’s computer (he’s an engineer), or the subject... Read more
August 5, 2015
I put a high premium on being master of my own destiny, which is why when I graduated with a master’s degree in journalism four years ago, I decided to work from home.
Certain aspects of this... Read more
July 29, 2015
"If I was a flower growing wild and free, all I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee." - Barry Louis Polisar
Question: What do mustard, pickles, and hot peppers have in common?
Answer: In addition... Read more
July 1, 2015
For my nephew’s birthday, I got him a kit of experiments based on the science of glowing. He loved it and I think his mother was probably happy I opted for this one over the “gross science” kit (... Read more