Scoutin’ it Out

Cooking Through It

Exhaustion is a tricky state of being. When the physical, emotional, and mental reserves are very nearly spent – with what little energy is left reserved for a quick interlude of banging one’s head against the wall – it feels as if all there is left to do is burrito into a blanket and wait […]


The first hint was dropped a few nights ago when I noticed something missing as I tucked myself into bed. The crickets that had been serenading me to sleep through my wide-open windows these past few months of summer evenings were distinctly absent, leaving it silent in that special rural way that is as close […]

Sweet Chick

We had an assignment at the beginning of my sophomore year that required us to go to the Prospect Park Zoo to do some animal observation (as acting programs have wont to do). In the usual way back then, a group of us coordinated our trip to go together. Despite having been a shorter train […]

Nha Trang One

Back in late February, in a life that feels so far removed from the one I’m living now it is almost difficult to feel that it was my own, I was in the process of helping to produce a dear friend’s short film. With spring break just around the corner, it was time to nail […]

Quarant-Eats 9: Graduation

There’s a wall in Pace University with a collage of images from what looks like the 90s/early 2000s of students in graduation regalia and Radio City Music Hall. For four years I walked by that wall, constantly reminded of the celebration that would come with the successful completion of my undergraduate education. This past year […]

Quarant-Eats 8: Beans

Yes, I know, ever since the beginning of all this, beans have been headlining bi-monthly grocery lists, newsletter recipe rec’s, and article after article. Beans, along with rice, are the shelf-stable, nutrition-packed apocalypse good that everyone has been stocking up on. But while some people’s love affair with beans may be forcibly quarantine-induced, my own […]