It Is Completely Okay to Speak Ill of the Dead

Hundreds of people reached out to me after Amanda’s frighteningly sudden suicide.   Elementary, middle and high school friends of hers from Taipei emailed me. Former teachers and professors from her high school in LA tracked me down. Her colleagues

7 “Grown-Up” Behaviors That Are Wasting Your Money by The Financial Diet

This is so good! The video has thorough research (sources in the description), sound logic, and an accessible approach, and is even fun to watch!

Poetry Ptuesday – Snow by Louis MacNeice

“…and feel/The drunkenness of things being various.”

Oliberte Half off Sale!

Oliberte is one of the first ethical fashion brands I wrote about on here, 3 years ago. I’m going to refrain per my (s)low buy but couldn’t help wanting to get the word out!

State of the Blog: Revamping Categories

Amanda and I struggled with categories among other things during the months we worked together on this blog.

Final Lines Friday – Calypso by David Sedaris

“It wasn’t where they belonged, necessarily. It was just where they ended up.”

Motivational Monday – Tillie Pierce Alleman

Alleman witnessed the Gettysburg Battle first hand at age 15. Twenty-five years later she wrote down her recollection of those bloody days of war. This is how she introduced her account.

(S)LOW BUY: January 2019 Spending Breakdown

I’m trying to up my savings game. In my book, the first chapter is always an honest look at where I stand.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is my favorite thing to watch. Love is love, y’all.

Poetry Ptuesday – The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

“I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.”

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