Even though my internship in Ghana is a time and place very, very far removed from my current realities of air-conditioned apartments, eat-all-you-can dining hall meals, sociology class readings, and white people discourses, I still think about that little town in the north of Ghana very often. Written 1 year and 2 months ago, and […]

The Card

“It’s not love, and it’s not not-love.” I sometimes feel like we’re in a limbo here, doing a dance in which one is confident and sure-footed, the other uncertain and stumbling. We go through life expecting to be dealt with a few tough hands. But occasionally, life deals you with cards you completely did not […]


Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt. Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt in large amounts, for breakfast, lunch, or late-night munch-time. Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt at 3 a.m. on a weekday to stay awake during an all-nighter, and at 3 a.m. on a weekend to satiate a drunk food craving. Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt, just […]


Yesterday started like any other day. Except, it wasn’t like any other day. It was May 1st, 2012. In American date format, it was 5.01.12. Grinnell’s zip code is 50112. Yesterday, was Grinnell Day! (Whatever that is.) For most people in Grinnell (townspeople, professors, students, staff), yesterday started off normally; by 5:45pm, however, about 1200 people made Grinnell […]

If you see me (Clap once)

Oooooooo, okay. I re-read what I wrote in the last post, and even I thought I sounded —what is that word— self-admiring? Self-approving? Perasan?  “Sometimes I make up my own recipe”? Hello, any person who randomly throws handfuls of ingredients into a pot is making her own recipe! I want to make it clear that […]