There used to be a lot of wisteria around the train station, near my house, but that has long since been gone. It was one of the few places around here where it grew, and for years one could go without seeing it. However, recently I have noticed it growing everywhere: in gardens of houses […]

Graduating Today

So, my graduation ceremony is later today. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I asked for the day off from work and received it, so I’m going to do a few things before heading over to the venue. This includes meeting friends and getting ready. I was set a task, by my brother, […]

Pink Blooms

My students have been obsessed with the cherry blossom tree outside our school. They’ve been trying reach the blossoms in order to make more bouquets for the instructors, although we’ve all asked that they don’t. We all have bets on whether or not the tree will be naked by the end of the month. We […]

One More Month

One more month and the school year will be over. I have a feeling that it’ll go by quickly. I’m not sure how I’ll be the last day of class. This is my first year working in an academic setting and it’s been much different that I thought it would be. I learned a lot […]


There must be a reason that May’s birthstone is green. I think it’s because of all the greenery that comes to life in this month. They say that April showers brings May flowers, but besides flowers, leaves appear on trees and grass really starts to take over the lands. I think emeralds reflect that, but […]

At the edge of the woods was an old house…

There was once an old cottage on the edge of the woods. In that cottage loved a little old woman, along with two young children, who she had been caring for. The children were brother and sister. The brother was a timid sort, who preferred to stay inside with his books all day. The sister, […]

From my Students

My students brought me a little gift yesterday. On one hand I’m a bit concerned that someone climbed the fence to get these, and a little saddened that they were plucked, but I’m touched at the gesture.

Another Walk

Brother and I went walking again. This time it was a bit further along the Bronx River. This area was more akin to a small forest than the last spot and had a cool little walkway under one of the bridges. The walkway was flush level with the water and the space between it and […]


The color purple is often used to symbolize royalty. In this case, it could very well represent the royal robes of faeries native to Yonkers, New York. “How did you come to that conclusion,” you ask, looking on Yelp for the closest psychiatric hospital in the area. Well, when I showed these pictures to a […]

For my Mom

Today’s my mom’s birthday. I won’t say how old she is, since I don’t go out of my way to court death. She may see it as another year older, but I see it as another successful year of being awesome. Last year, around this time, I was busy complaining about finals and my part-time […]

The Long Walk

Brother and I went for a walk along the parkway recently. We found this lovely little space, which seemed like something out of a fairytale. We had seen the spot a few times while driving and I remember mentioning that I would like to see it up close, so Brother found a place where it […]