Kat in Her Habitat
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams"
- Henry David Thoreau
Thoughts - 23 Jul 2020
For the last four years I have been making the very slow transition to not eat animals for many reasons. When people ask me why I’m vegan, I find myself wishing I had a more structured answer. My lack of structure around the answer inspired me to read the book...
Thoughts - 19 Mar 2019
Running has given me so much. I first started running in middle school, when I was a part of the New York Road Runners (NYRR) program from 6th to 8th grade. Back then, I was oblivious to the importance running would have in my life. Through those years, I have...
Thoughts - 28 Mar 2020
Durante La Cuarentena
I went on a long bike ride last weekend and as I was struggling up the Bay Bridge, I started thinking about the current state of “Shelter In Place” in California. It dawned on me that the only reason I knew it was the weekend was because I could go...
Thoughts - 14 Feb 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day! As a disclaimer I usually hate this cheesy capitalistic holiday but in the past few months I have been rebuilding my idea of love and now I take the view that any reason to celebrate love should be seized. I grew up thinking about love as a...
Thoughts - 19 Jan 2019
Mid-Winter Poetry Digest
From time to time I will use the notes app on my iPhone as a place to store my thoughts and write some prose. This winter I became specially fond of the notes app and here are a few of the poems/prose I have written since late November. The language...
Travel - 05 Nov 2019
I know it has been a while since my last post. In all honesty, it has been way too long. For a while, all of my outside of work time was occupied with studying for the GRE (which thank god is now over, but I will likely have to retake...
Wellness - 07 Jan 2019
My 10 Days In Silence
I spent this Thanksgiving eating vegetarian food in silence with strangers. I went on a 10 day silent meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Maybe this needs a little bit of context: I have been meditating very inconsistently for the past 3-4 years. Since moving...