Interests are curious. We just claim things in this life. From an early age, our parents claim those things for us. We either go along with it until we like it or rebel until they let us quit. Eventually, we get to choose our own things. As someone who came of age along with the internet, the range of interests availible to me widened as I grew older and the internet grew more advanced. No… View Post

I’ve always considered myself a pretty bad speller. Definitely not a good one. Maybe I should amend that to mean average, but I’ll be honest, I spell-checked the word “amend” just now. However, when I sat down to write this headline, I started typing “buouyant” to try to figure it out. I could have hovered over it to fix it, but I deleted the characters and tried again. “Buoyant,” I typed, then Googled it and… View Post

So I’ve decided that I want to write a book. Here’s the thing, I’ve recently learned, about deciding that you want to write a book. In my head, I see two steps in this process. Step one was, of course, to decide to write a book. I needed to go through a lot just to make it to that first step. I needed to have time to dedicate to a book. I needed to feel… View Post

In less than a week, I’ll wear a hand-me-down graduation gown and a red Forever 21 dress and cross a makeshift stage in my college’s gymnasium to receive my diploma. (Actually, I’ll receive a blank folder for my diploma, which they ship sometime over the summer.) I’ve been attempting to come to terms with graduating college since my freshman year. “What will I do when this is all over?” has been a more prevalent question… View Post

Charles Baudelaire wrote that people have visited museums in the same way since the mid-18th century. We drool over the famous and well-respected art yet ignore the lesser-known art, because many of us don’t know its value. “I know my museum,” he wrote that museum patrons will say, satisfied after viewing art that everyone decides to accept is good art, in “The Painter in Modern Life.” Buffalo is like that lesser-known art, with different value… View Post