What One Measures

What does one measure during one’s life? calories consumed, muscles massed, fat burnedminutes meditated, breaths taken, moments without thought classes attended, degrees earned, loan payments one has left to makehours clocked in, promotions earned, years left until one retires steps taken, miles logged, points accumulatedFacebook posts, Instagram likes, Twitter arguments books read, movies watched, concerts… Continue reading What One Measures

Confession of a Pandemic Travel Blogger

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned. It has been almost two months since my last travel blog post! But alas: Coronavirus. Upon my spring break to Singapore and Malaysia at the beginning of March, the virus started to spread outside of China. As I embarked, Chinese and South Korean tourists were not allowed into either… Continue reading Confession of a Pandemic Travel Blogger

Quarantine Commencement Address

Class of 2020. Family and friends of graduating students. Teachers, support staff, and administrators. Thank you for the opportunity to say a few words during your commencement ceremony. I consider it a great honor to be addressing you on this momentous day, during an atypical period of history for this country and for the entire… Continue reading Quarantine Commencement Address

“No Walk in the Park!”: the Quarantine and Figures of Speech

The following is a writing exercise about the quarantine using 20 different types of figures of speech. For an explanation of any FoS that might be unfamiliar to you, please refer to the article that inspired my exercise. Alliteration: The quarantine quashed my quests to foreign locales for the foreseeable future. Anaphora: I want to… Continue reading “No Walk in the Park!”: the Quarantine and Figures of Speech

One Year with My Huawei P30 Pro: A Photo Retrospective

It has been about a year since I purchased my Huawei P30 Pro. A year ago, I was in the market for a new phone but was more interested in a device that could serve as my back up camera, so I was mostly looking for a top of the line camera in a phone.… Continue reading One Year with My Huawei P30 Pro: A Photo Retrospective

Conan’s Gantlet of Grammar

Gauntlet: "a strong glove with a long, loose wrist."Gantlet: "go through an intimidating or dangerous crowd or experience in order to reach a goal."Google Dictionary These are weird times. Currently, most of the world is some state of quarantine, and many people are practicing social distancing. Being cooped up in my apartment, teaching online several… Continue reading Conan’s Gantlet of Grammar

Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020

Hello Conan, I hope you are well. Are you considering returning to the U.S. given the DOS level 4 restrictions?   Whatever you do, I hope you are well-connected and keeping up your spirits! Best wishes, Friend ---------- Forwarded message --------- The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the… Continue reading Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020