Holiday Traditions. Each of us have them. They can be as simple as putting up the same ornaments on your trees. We do a version of this. Each year my mother, father, and sister get together cut up a t-shirt and write in sharpie the date and the number of months it has been since … Continue reading Be together. Celebrate traditions.
Tis the season for holiday parties!! As a fan of parties and happy hours in general I am going to cover some ideas for any parties you are thinking about throwing this season. Ugly Sweater Party! Pretty self explanatory you throw what would normally be a regular party, but everyone has to wear an ugly … Continue reading Boisterous conviviality…Let’s party!
There has been something nagging at me this past week, always in the back of my head. Rhetoric. For those who don't know what this is here is Webster's definition: rhetoric noun (rhet·o·ric | \ˈre-tə-rik \) Definition of rhetoric 1: the art of speaking or writing effectively: such as a) the study of principles and rules of composition formulated by critics of ancient times. b) the study of … Continue reading Bastion for Positive Rhetoric
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas... People think I am crazy, but ever since I moved up to the northeast I have been praying for a good 1-2 feet of snow. Snow storms are the best, gentle fury, each snow flake is delicate as it floats down to Earth. The infrequency of storms can make … Continue reading Be Merry and Bright
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, … Continue reading Be Thankful, Patient, and Travel Smart
"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Ghandi Live by example. If you want to see more acceptance towards others, if you want to see trust between neighbors, or something else. The first step to seeing change is to make a change in your own life. Recognize the change you want to … Continue reading Be the Change
Fall time. Time for college football, changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and the start of school. Aka my favorite time of year. It's time to do some apple picking and pumpkin carving. Prepping for halloween by stocking up on candy and choosing a costume. It's a time of change in the world around reminding us that before … Continue reading Bundle up, fall is here!
"The cure for everything is saltwater: sweat, tears, and the sea." - Isak Dinesen My first introduction to marine science was a weekend introductory trip to the University of Texas's Marine Science Campus in Port Aransas, Texas. By first look our professor that was showing us around was a beach bum that had lived on … Continue reading Biologists, Beaches, and Sunburns
Societal pressures are something that can be counted on to always be around. The pressure to be a certain size, pressure to have the right job, pressure to be in a relationship, to have kids. These pressures are put on us by the media around us and by traditions passed down through generations. Just as … Continue reading Be true to yourself, Believe in yourself, Love yourself
I don't know about y'all, but this past week was something crazy. I have this theory that life is like a sine wave (for you math geeks) with its ups and downs. These ups and downs can happen in your personal life or professional life, and sometimes (when we get really lucky) these can overlap. … Continue reading Baby steps still move us forward