Sylvia Plath's only novel, The Bell Jar is a fantastic dive into the mind, and her experiences with mental illness. Semi-autobiographical, the language Plath uses to describe her/Esther's outlook, experiences, and later treatments is beautiful. Her writing puts the reader right into Esther's head, and gives ...read more
This last Monday, I had a Really Good Workout. I have no idea what I did differently, or which stars were aligned, but I was able to do more work than I typically do, in less time, and felt energetic and good while doing it. I was telling Eli about ...read more
It's embarrassing, it's itchy, it's everywhere. I've had dandruff since I was a teenager, and as my personal care routine has evolved to suit my body's needs my dandruff has stubbornly persisted. When I was shampooing every day? Dandruff. When I went months without shampooing ...read more
What a sweet book. This book is a glass of warm milk before bed. It's the one fuzzy blanket you have that is so soft and fits perfectly around you. It's comforting, and homey -- the perfect antidote for this indefinite winter.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest follows the ...read more
How Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything might be the best book I read this year. The military has never been a part of the cultures I grew up in, so my knowledge and awareness of what the military is, how it's run, and what it does ...read more
Like most books, I picked this one up with no prior knowledge of it's contents (probably off of Powell's New + Recommended list). I was pleasantly surprised to find a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice! Eligible is the delightful and familiar tale of Lizzy Bennet, her family, and ...read more
Hello reader! This post was inspired by a project I was working on recently, adding a 'lang' option to a Selenium-Webdriver (the ruby gem) wrapper. I needed to instantiate Selenium::Webdriver.for(:firefox) and (:chrome) both locally and remotely (Sauce labs, specifically), setting a locale for each. There's plenty ...read more