Category Archive: Soapbox

My Sabbatical in Seattle

“I’m leaving on a jet plane” …and I’ll be back when I can afford to live in NYC without a roommate. On Friday, I left my beautiful Upper East Side apartment and came… Continue reading

When Education Meets Accountability

I think it’s safe to say our new president’s transition into office has been… rocky, at best. And since I’m a female minority with a college degree who has lived abroad for several… Continue reading

The Importance of Handwritten Letters

As I tackle this year’s stack of Christmas cards, I’m reminded of what I keep hearing nowadays: “I never send Christmas cards.” “Nobody sends letters anymore.” “Nobody cares about that stuff.” “Email is… Continue reading

#BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter

After a yearlong hiatus from podcasts, I couldn’t keep my trap shut about this topic. I had to speak out about this, because I’m so tired of individuals ironically calling the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag… Continue reading

Harambe’s Code

What a good looking boy. This is Harambe – a Western lowland silverback gorilla who, as most of you probably know by now, was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a… Continue reading

I Did Nothing

I did nothing to deserve this – Her. Her love. Her strength. All the cuddles and affection, All the bandaging my pains. Her dreaming of me before I was born, Being all that… Continue reading

Now is the “Good Old Days”

Birthdays are always a good time for reflection. Being a “personal development” nerd, I’m always listening to podcasts and journaling, trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with me and/or how… Continue reading

Why I Don’t Mind the Leo-Oscar Mania

As much as I want to win a Grammy for songwriting someday, I don’t watch the Grammy Awards. And one of my best friends, an actress, avoids the Oscars like the plague. There’s… Continue reading

My Grown-Up Christmas List

‘Tis the season, everyone! I just finished writing out my Christmas list; but this year, it’s different. Rather than listing out a bunch of “stuff” that I’d like to receive on Christmas morning,… Continue reading

9/11 Heroes and the Zadroga Act

With today being the 14th anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to honor New York City’s first responders by focusing on a current issue at stake – the Zadroga Act. The Zadroga Act was… Continue reading