Abortion Stats vs. the Holocaust – REALLY?

Note: I’m bringing up the Holocaust because that’s what I saw being talked about; I also bring it up because it relates to me culturally; so I may be biased in that respect.  But I think the sentiment definitely applies to every significant historical human tragedy.   I know I shouldn’t react so strongly to…

Body Confidence, Modesty, and Gender Inequality

The following are some thoughts on body confidence and modesty (seemingly conflicting ideas) which have been flying around my head for a while now. I’ve seen a lot of female news reporters and talk show hosts conducting sit-down interviews in really, really short dresses. I’ve also observed that they all sit the exact same way…

No-Bake Cheesecake for Shavuot

Tonight starts the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, where cheesecake and other dairy foods are commonly served for *insert meaningful tradition* reason.  In honor of the holiday, I tried this recipe from Everyday Food. Ingredients (see video for method): 2 packages (20 sheets) graham crackers 11 tablespoons (1 3/8 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar…

A Test

Years of being told I’m being too sensitive definitely got to me. After all, I’m a big kid now, and I’m trying to be a professional. Should I just bite the bullet because in the end, that’s the professional, grown-up thing to do?