Kickass Playlist for Sanity

ONE MORE WEEK, B!#@%&$! (And music to get me through.)

Kickass Playlist for Sanity


I tried to share this playlist in a much cooler way. I tried to embed a player that looks like that right on my website, but I don’t have the patience to try to figure out why it wouldn’t work. So here’s the lame version that will still get you to my kick-ass study playlist.

How could one playlist really be kick-ass, you ask? I don’t know. It just happened, thanks to the recommendations of friends and some heartless fine-tuning.

Granted, in the 300+ songs in the playlist, there are still some duds – it’s not completely polished yet, but it’s so close. SOOO close.

You might like this collection if you like: Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Ingrid Michaelson, The Civil Wars, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Young the Giant, Said the Whale, some Glee hits (yes, yes, I know…), Walk off the Earth, Michael Buble, Florence and the Machine… need I go on?

And I decided to share all that goodness with you.

You’re welcome.

And hello – sorry it’s been too long. So long I can’t even really apologize or just show up like this, unannounced.

Get over it – chances are I’ll be back on a much more regular basis SOON!


I’m sorry. I can’t stop saying “bitches” every time I talk about how little time I have left at Western. It just seems appropriate to the level of excitement I feel.

Ciao for now.

keep calm and graduate

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can

keep calm and graduate

Seven more months…

(PS When you type “I think I can” three times in a row at 2:00 am, it looks quite silly).


mitZine Vol. 11, Issue 5. April 2012. Article "Real Food: An Exercise in Subjective Ethics". Page 23.

Fresh Ink: “Real Food: An Exercise in Subjective Ethics”

real food

The final issue of this year’s mitZine (alternative student publication I contribute to) hit stands today, and you can find my article about the ethics of real food on page 23: April issue of the mitZine.

Oh, and PS, I got an honourable mention for contributor of the year, two years in a row. I’ll take it!

honourable mention

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Survival of the Creative and Playful

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There’s always something that gets me through the two most stressful times of year for a student. Last term, it was Pinterest, Diana Gabaldon‘s Outlander series on audio book, and the Conquist game for iPhone. This spring, it’s the discovery of the joy of Tumblr, Twilight on audio book, and DrawSomething for iPhone.

I also take frequent food breaks. On a diet like the Whole30, it’s possible I look forward to the food less than I did when my snacking included things like salt and vinegar Crispers, chocolate, and cheese and crackers.

The ability to look forward to something, even when it seems like there is no light at the end of the papers-and-exams tunnel, helps propel me through the long minutes and hours alone at my kitchen table.

Three weeks and counting…

ciao for now

In an ideal world, this wouldn’t have to happen.

ciao for now

The decision to write on this blog daily has been an exciting and creatively-stimulating part of my life over the past few months. I’ve enjoyed interacting with readers and thinking about future posts.

It is also time-consuming, and it’s time for a reality check: the four papers that I have due over the next week and a half (and have barely started) must pull rank over blogging.


My grades, however, will thank me.

I will continue to post daily “food journal” entries in the Whole30 Eats section of this site, because I made a commitment to doing that and two weeks out of a month is a significant chunk of time.

Oh, and I will be writing a post about this at some point, but I am looking for someone to be a guest blogger for Huron County {Locality} posts. I am moving out of the area in a month, and though I will still be connected, I would like to have someone else that is able to go and take pictures and interview people first-hand. Someone that is excited about what is right in their backyard, and thinks other people should know. Pass it on, ask the writers you know.

Okay, well, I guess it’s good-bye for now. Wish me luck!

Signs of life in the fields

{Running and Paper-writing} Wordless Wednesday

Signs of life in the fields
Signs of life in the fields

Today is record-settingly warm. Hot, even. It’s about 20 degrees (Celsius) warmer than it should be at this time of year. Perhaps the apocalypse is hovering at the edges of our atmosphere.

While meteorologists attempt to decipher crazy weather patterns and most normal people sit on decks and patios and lawns and beaches, I am writing the paper that was due yesterday and won’t be finished before tomorrow. In my defense, I only lose 2% per day, and chances are I’m going to do pretty well on this paper.

I did get out to complete (official) run #6 of the Couch to 5K program, aka the last of week two. It has taken me longer than two weeks to get here, but I’m pretty much on track now.

Anyway, here’s me outside and inside.

A posed selfie on the side of a country road during a walk break
A posed selfie on the side of a country road during a walk break
My running trail
My running trail
"Democracy and Deception:  How Censorship is the Byproduct of the Manufacture of Consent"
"Democracy and Deception: How Censorship is the Byproduct of the Manufacture of Consent" (Don't you wish you could read it?!)