Boisterous conviviality…Let’s party!

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!

Bastion for Positive Rhetoric

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

Be Thankful, Patient, and Travel Smart

"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

Biologists, Beaches, and Sunburns

"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

Be true to yourself, Believe in yourself, Love yourself

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