Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

It’s that time of year again: Cinco de Mayo. Margaritas, tacos, and tequila will be had. Many Americans will celebrate a holiday that they know little about which has been the cause of the occasional controversy. I’ll be prepared to get asked questions and provide answers. The top three questions I get asked Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 17: Examining my birth year

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Hop on the internet and search for the biggest news stories in the year you were born. Infoplease is a great resource for this. Think about how these news stories, or even statistics, may have shaped your childhood or who you are today. For example, the Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 11: On Mortality

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Memento mori. “Remember that you will die.” Admittedly, this isn’t the most pleasant topic. There is, however, great benefit in meditating on the reality that at some point, you will in fact die. It motivates you to live the life right now that you want to Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 10: The Hero’s Journey

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take a look at the hero’s journey, and identify where you are in that journey. Doing so can help you better understand where you are in life, and help you figure out where to go next. You can take it in the context of your entire Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 6: On Manliness

The challenge for Day 5 was to write a personal letter to someone and I kept that challenge for my self. So, we’ve skipped a day and moved on to challenge number six. Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Pick a quote from our 80-ish quotes on manhood and reflect on why Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 2: Six Word Memoir

I have to admit that I had a good start on this particular post since I had done this activity before. Today’s AoM journaling challenge: Continuing to work within that idea of constraints, try to write a 6-word memoir of your life so far. This idea is rumored to have Continue Reading →

Triste en Mayo: How I lost my fave burger place & more on Cinco de Mayo

I usually make it a point to not go out to eat on Cinco de Mayo or El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, as it should be called, since the U.S. festivities tend towards  perpetuating negative stereotypes of Mexicans. It’s a personal choice. I just don’t want to set Continue Reading →

Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos!

The original post of mine that this is adapted from can be found here: _______________________________ Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos! On the feast of the Epiphany, Christians celebrate the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Traditionally, it is also celebrated as the day the Continue Reading →

Happy Beltane/MayDay!

Happy Beltane/May Day, everyone! In celebration of Beltane/May Day, I’m posting up a bawdy little song about May celebrating that is straight from the Renaissance. I used to sing this and other madrigal songs when I was in madrigal choir in high school. Really though, pay attention to the words Continue Reading →

5 Steps to Dealing With Job Search Rejection

It’s been a while since I posted because I spent most of the month of January prepping for a single job posting. That’s right. Just one! January proved to be a drought month in regards to leads for jobs in my field. On January 3, I discovered a single  posting Continue Reading →