Happy Star Wars day! Today is the day where fans around the world will don their wookie costumes, princess Leia bikinis, or stormtrooper outfit and publicly declare their undying love for the Star Wars dynasty.
I promise I’m not going to start making all of my posts political. However, today is president’s day, and so I feel obliged to write just one more politically-minded article. It’s easy to complain about the state of affairs in one’s country. It’s far more work to actually be active and politically involved in the… Read More An easy way to get politically informed
I had a rocky start into the world of dating. When I started getting interested in boys, my parents instituted a rule that anyone who wanted to date me would have to ask my dad’s permission to do so first. I thought this was silly and impractical, but I complied since I was still living… Read More Open letter to my fellow Americans
Author’s note: this is not my usual fare at all, so I apologize if it seems out of place. But it’s something that’s been on my heart for a while, and I wanted to share it. Also, just to clarify, I am NOT currently pregnant 😉 Dear future daughter, Many years in the future, when you… Read More Dear future daughter: I hope you settle
In honor of the Olympic Games in Rio, I’ve decided to change up my format a bit. I hope you enjoy this article about a new addition to the games that I’m really looking forward to. I’m terribly excited about the Olympic Games in Rio this month. Not because of all the drama that’s surrounded them… Read More Why I’m so excited about this year’s Olympics
Dear Puerto Rico, I do not understand you.
Today’s post is a bit different from my usual fare. As I was thinking through what I could do in honor of father’s day, I decided that the best homage to my dad would be in his own words – a letter he wrote to me on my 13th birthday. In my family we have… Read More In honor of dads on father’s day
This past weekend, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at a high school commencement ceremony. Below is the transcript of the speech. Enjoy and be inspired!
My last few articles have focused on a lot of the more negative things that I experienced in Cuba. I think it’s important, however, to remember that Cuba has plenty of positive things going for it, as well.
Another piece of Cuba that truly fascinated me while I was there was the transportation. In my last article I wrote about how the fall of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy. This happened largely because of Cuba’s dependence on oil and petroleum products.