My First Time Flying

Every time that I mention I've never been on an airplane I'm met with surprise—it seems like most people started traveling by plane when they were kids or teenagers. We always drove to reach our family vacation destinations because it's much cheaper than flying. I enjoy the driving anyway. I have many fond memories of … Continue reading My First Time Flying

Some Thoughts on Life

Do you ever just want to go away? Pack up all of your things, say goodbye to no one, and vanish? Every so often I daydream about doing something like this, dropping off the grid and becoming a new person in a different place. This idea is appealing for many reasons: I could leave all … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Life

21 Goals After 21 Years

2 days ago, on July 13, 2017, I turned 21. There are a lot of age milestones in a young person's life - 13 is finally gaining the status of "teenager," 16 is license time (in America anyway), and 18 is finally reaching adulthood - but I feel like I always viewed 21 as the … Continue reading 21 Goals After 21 Years

5 Tips for Going Vegan

I've been at this vegan thing for close to four months now and, while there's still a lot for me to learn, I wanted to talk about some of the things that made the transition from a typical American diet to a totally plant-based one easier for me. When you're first starting out it can … Continue reading 5 Tips for Going Vegan

My Fling with Tinder

I thought about you from time to time for quite a while, but always kept my distance. It seemed like people always said you were a bad idea, especially if I was looking for a relationship. It was no surprise to me; I knew you had a reputation for casual hookups. So I stayed away, … Continue reading My Fling with Tinder

The Best Moments are Unexpected

Yesterday a friend and I went to Quail Hollow, a 701-acre state park accompanied by a large manor that was built in 1838 and expanded throughout the years. We didn't see everything the trails had to offer, of course, but we spent a good deal of time walking the paths. As far as scenery goes, … Continue reading The Best Moments are Unexpected

Okja, the Story of a Girl and Her Friend

On June 28th, a movie called Okja was released on Netflix. It tells the story of a young girl and her animal friend, Okja, a (CGI) super-pig that was created with the intention of producing a revolution in animal agriculture. The girl, Mija, grew up with Okja and, when Okja is taken away so that … Continue reading Okja, the Story of a Girl and Her Friend