Last year, I watched Before the Flood, a critically-acclaimed documentary on the effects of climate change. I was so intrigued and inspired that I was compelled to share the message here on my blog. Climate change is horrifying. It hurts ever fiber of my being to even think about, but it is the sad reality we face if we don’t act now. After that, I went on a bit of binge and shared my thoughts on two other incredibly interesting and eye-opening documentaries. And so, Documentary December was born. Read More
I’ve been wanting to write something in regards to the state of the politics and the world lately, but every time I sat down to do so, I never knew where to start or what exactly to say. Late Sunday night, a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 59 and wounding more than 500. Thousands of people showed up to a concert in Las Vegas, but their love of music was met with unfathomable hate. Read More
It’s no secret how much I love to travel. It offers endless culture, language, food, adventure, and the perspective that can only be found when you step out of your comfort zone. I have never been a big fan of cities though. They have plenty to offer, just like travel itself, but cities are too crowded and complicated for my liking (especially long term). One of the things I love most about traveling is being able to experience all of the nature. I’ve been lucky enough to explore nine countries, each with its own allure, and I can tell you one thing for sure: the earth is a magical place.
Once upon a time, my older sister and I watched a lot of random 90’s movies together. One of those was Mick Jackson’s 1997 disaster film, Volcano, in which Tommy Lee Jones’ character tries to save the city of Los Angeles after an earthquake hits and causes the formation of a deadly volcano. For whatever reason, the film’s images of molten lava flowing through the city streets are still clear in my mind. Read More
The year I traveled to Spain and Italy over spring break, I purchased two small figurines as souvenirs for myself. One was a colorful mosaic tile elephant, inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s style, from Barcelona and the other, a bright blue Murano glass elephant from Venice. The following summer, I inherited an elephant charm from one of my best friends and hung the beaded strand from my car’s rearview mirror. There was never one particular thing that made me fall in love with elephants. It just happened. Read More
As a writer, I have always been a huge fan of fiction. There is some truth behind all of those imagined stories though, and while it may be much easier to hide in that make believe, I don’t want to ignore the truth anymore. My ever-growing list of movies to watch has lately been filled with documentaries. I decided to devote some of my time this month to watch some of those documentaries, and to learn. Read More
In 2015, I am sure that everyone reading this has heard of Jane Goodall at some time or another. You probably know that she studied chimpanzees and gave them names (instead of numbers) and that she sort of went about the whole science thing in a rather unconventional manor.