Do You Watch Sumo?

While vacationing in Colorado last week, we wound down in the evenings watching sumo wrestling. As you do. Megan’s brother has followed grand sumo tournaments for a few years. There’s a 15-day tournament every other month, and one happened to be wrapping up last week. So almost every night we all settled down in the … Read more

My New Favorite Way to Hike

Every summer when I was a kid, my family would go camping at least a few times a year. Usually we were in Shenandoah National Park, but we also ventured to other places, including memorable trips to Glacier National Park and Bryce Canyon. We would spend mornings and evenings at the campsite (or occasionally in … Read more

I Will Miss You, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This post is a few days later than I’d like it to be, but I just wanted to express my gratitude and respect for the way Ruth Bader Ginsburg pursued her work, justice, and equality throughout her life and career. Her devotion to her job has inspired me time after time, especially over the last … Read more

What Do You Think of Blueprint Coffee?

I’m a coffee novice. In fact, I didn’t start drinking coffee until late last year. I typically make it in the morning, pour myself a half-cup, add a dash of mocha almond milk, and nurse it for most of the day. Occasionally we’ll treat ourselves to Starbucks (I like how you can modify pretty much … Read more

Masks Below Noses: Did I Miss a Memo?

I went to a local pharmacy today to get a flu shot, and I was struck by how many people–employees and customers–were wearing masks below their noses (instead of covering both their nose and their mouth, as I do). This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed this. In fact, I would say nearly half of … Read more

Have You Attended a Zoom Wedding?

I attended my first Zoom wedding (and my first Zoom bachelor party) last week. Like many people who started planning weddings before the pandemic, my friend Alex had originally hoped to host a traditional wedding bash before the world changed and large gatherings no longer became feasible. So he and his fiance pivoted, and the … Read more

How Do You Rank These Live-Action Disney Remakes?

Over the last few years, Disney has remade a number of classic animated films, including The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Aladdin, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and most recently, Mulan. Across the board, I’m incredibly impressed by the quality of these films. We had a bit of a “Disney remake” weekend, and I thought … Read more