Deafening Silence: a Translation

I've been known to abort a pregnant pauses. I've skipped doses while administering the silent treatment. No lie, I've been chattering refuge for a priest on silent retreat. My incessant noise exists to prevent introspection (though I'm sure some coworkers think I blather on to motivate them to be busy enough to ignore me). And … Continue reading Deafening Silence: a Translation

On Happiness

Lately things have been off. Maybe you have noticed my posts are lacking their typical bite. In the moment I am inspired, but I cannot bring my ire to completion, its like getting right the edge and being disappointed. It took me a while to figure out what the problem is, and I'm sure I … Continue reading On Happiness

Tell Me About Yourself: A Guide to Standing Out

As I write this I am suffering, partly because one of my coworkers was kind enough to bring her kid's illness to work, but mostly because I am trying to write a personal statement for my grad school applications. I am crippled by my inability to share why I am better than everyone else in … Continue reading Tell Me About Yourself: A Guide to Standing Out