November 24, 2015
“Don’t forget the sunscreen!” The imperative cried before a trip to the beach is an important one, with the pasty white lotion saving many a sunbather from sunburns and damage from the sun’s UV rays... Read more
October 26, 2015
Imagine a group of perfect, well-behaved children in a classroom. They listen to everything their teacher says and follow her instructions to the letter. They play well together and are as obedient... Read more
October 21, 2015
Do you ever wish you could just sleep all winter and wake up once warmer temperatures have returned?
Several animal species choose to pass the harsh winter by entering a state called hibernation, or... Read more
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