The Ashes by Any Means: Trent Bridge

Every two years, my love for cricket deepens just a little more. Two years is a long time to wait, but it’s finally here again: over the course of this summer, England and Australia will meet for a 25-day battle stretched out over several weeks. Most people find the idea of a day-long cricket match […]


The Usefulness of Boredom

I attended a talk last night at my university entitled “The Inattentive Spectator.” Fitting, as I had been up since 5:30 am and my mind was wandering all over the place.


A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Novelist

10:00 am – Wake up to the sound of your cell phone ringing. You expectantly reach for it, hoping it’s this one agent you emailed last week, but it’s your sort-of boyfriend. You don’t pick up because if you’re going to get anything done today it can’t involve outings for Quizno’s subs or catching the […]


Notes from the Road

Things that an almost 30-year-old still finds exciting on car trips: Rest Stops – On the NJ Turnpike, rest stops aren’t little cabins with bathrooms, vending machines and a few brochures. They’re more like giant mall food courts, and being on the road means the calories in that Roy Rogers cheeseburger and milkshake DON’T count.