A Drive By Birthday Visit for Parker

Back in May, we celebrated our best friend Mikayla’s (pictured above, obviously) birthday with an extravagant picnic at Hoʻomaluhia! The big day consisted of platters…

My Top 10 Favorite Books Ever

I’ve been on an intense reading spree since the start of the quarantine period, easily zooming through novels (I know, who am I?), short story…

Learning How to Write and Enjoy Short Stories

During the first semester of my last year at Baylor, I took a Creative Writing Prose class (the same semester I took Creative Writing Poetry—an…

A Successful Return to In-Person Therapy

Since the start of our quarantine period back in March, my therapist moved our weekly sessions online through Telehealth. By the time April rolled around,…

Hauʻoli Lā Makuakāne, Dad!

When I think of my dad, I picture him as one of the most beloved people in my life. People are constantly drawn to his…

Reactions to ‘Normal People’ the Book + TV Show

If it hasn’t been clear already, I’ve been blowing through my (and my sister Megan’s) bookshelf with ease since the pandemic started. Since my in…

The Haymarket Books I Bought on Sale

I’ve been reading many a novel in the past couple of months (the most recent narrative I read and loved…who am I?) in favor of…

Reactions to ‘Conversations With Friends’

I’m back to work every day again (I’ve been in and out of the office for three days a week the past two months), which…

The Ultimate Birthday Picnic for Mikayla

Yesterday was my best friend Mikayla’s birthday (I missed her day last year due to graduation, but here’s how we celebrated in 2018), so in…