We recently got back from a trip to Tokyo, and half of my heart is still there.
I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions, mainly because I think people can and should resolve to improve themselves throughout the year. (Besides, most people end up giving up on their resolutions mere weeks into the year, so why set yourself up for failure?) Dividing up time into years and such is a human construct [...]
I stumbled across the Japanese word tsundoku some time ago on Buzzfeed. It was one among several Japanese words included in a list (listicle?) of "untranslatable" words from foreign languages. First things first: This is a cool word. I feel particularly attached to it because it describes an act that I commit with alarming frequency. For various reasons, have [...]