2014 Report Card

Every year starts off the same way: New Year's resolutions hoping to change and improve our lives.  Very few people can seem to make resolutions stick throughout the upcoming year and I am no exception. Last year, I gave myself 14 resolutions I hoped to follow and somewhat improve upon, and now looking back at … Continue reading 2014 Report Card

Snowbound during #Snowvember

Buffalo is known for quite a lot – chicken wings, Dyngus Day, sponge candy and of course snow.  The latest batch of winter weather has brought a season's worth of snow in less than three days.  Even Buffalonians who are familiar with feet upon feet of snow, this latest storm has brought with it more … Continue reading Snowbound during #Snowvember

Working for justice

I spent this past weekend in Washington, D.C. at the Ignatian Family Teach-In, a conference for Jesuit colleges, universities, and high schools.  It was an amazing time to reunite with old friends and have the conversations that have bonded us into a family – how we have been doing and where we hope to be … Continue reading Working for justice

Do what you can

Looking back on this summer, it hasn't been the most phenomenal. I started it off taking two summer classes – two more than any person likes to take! Then, realizing I needed to start saving up for a new car and some other expenses, I worked as many hours as I could. I didn't get … Continue reading Do what you can

20 lessons from 20 years of “FRIENDS”

Pop quiz: What's my favorite TV show? If the title of this blog wasn't obvious enough, or if you know me even in the slightest you will know it's Friends. Friends premiered 20 years ago this very day, and with it brought so many laughs and unforgettable lessons.  I chronicled 20 lessons I took with me … Continue reading 20 lessons from 20 years of “FRIENDS”

The beauty of words and music

I live for words.  Chalk it up to the writer in me, but there is nothing more powerful than how words when strung together can pack so much meaning and power.  Add a melody, maybe even some harmony and suddenly words can be given such hypnotizing potential. I can get lost in a book, just … Continue reading The beauty of words and music

Far and wide

Whenever you start a new chapter in your life it can be daunting. After all starting a new chapter means ending an old one. And ending an old chapter implies leaving parts of your life behind. That statement may have some truth to it. But what I have found to be true is that you … Continue reading Far and wide