Mexico Stories · Uncategorized

Disturbed by the Trees of the Presa Iturbide

I haven’t written a Mexico story in a long time, so sit back and get ready for a recent one. This past winter I took a trip to Mexico City to see my dad’s family. A couple of days into our trip we drove down to a dam about an hour outside of the city… Continue reading Disturbed by the Trees of the Presa Iturbide

Book Reviews · Young Adult

Book Review: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz My rating: 5 of 5 stars It was poetic and painful. One of the things that frustrates me the most about life is that I will never know what it’s like to be a boy. I can guess at how they think… Continue reading Book Review: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Book Reviews · Young Adult

Book Review: “Why We Broke Up” by Daniel Handler

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was magnificent and it was childish, but not in the negative connotation of the word. It had so much imagination and that’s what made it remarkable, and it was a wonderful love story that verged on being mature. It was… Continue reading Book Review: “Why We Broke Up” by Daniel Handler

Adulthood · College · Thought Throw Up

Things Suck in College (But They Don’t Suck As Much As You Think)

Sometimes it’s hard facing the fact that I don’t have things together like I thought I would at this age. I’m not old (not necessarily; to a toddler or an elementary school kid I’m old as hell even though I’m only nineteen) but it still sucks realizing that the things I pictured myself doing at… Continue reading Things Suck in College (But They Don’t Suck As Much As You Think)