Category Archives: dedication

Sometimes you just need to rest

Rest. A period of doing nothing. Saying nothing. Not having to meet anyone else’s expectations. Yesterday was that for me. Around 3pm, while I was looking up some literature for my final research project a wave of tiredness hit me. … Continue reading

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Oh, my! I am my mother!

Last week, it hit me like an epiphany. I am my mother. Not my mother exactly, but I do have many traits that she possesses that I have fought hard against. I literally ran from. I love my mother to … Continue reading

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“The tale of the class officer campaign” served with quinoa salad with black beans and mango

I have finally come to realize that I just don’t have any time any more. Quite funny given the fact that two months ago, I was complaining about how ready I was for this new phase to begin. In a … Continue reading

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Lessons learned coming back to New Haven

After I finished my PhD, I swore two things: I would never come back and I would never go back to school. Ha! The laugh was on me because you should never tell God what you won’t do. In 2009, … Continue reading

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3.1 miles and channa masala

There’s always that nervous feeling before a race. Can I do this? Have I trained enough? As a recovering couch potato, It’s not like I am a pro at the pre-run symptoms, but I can imagine. Prior to my 5K … Continue reading

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(Semi) Tuscan Lamb Chop Skillet with sauteed greens

Many people will tell you not to go to the grocery store hungry because you make purchases you shouldn’t. For some reason, my crazy butt went to the grocery store ravenous and when I saw that lamb was on sale, … Continue reading

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Who runs the 5K? Cosmo!

Last year, not so much. I called myself running the 2010 Labor day 5K with very little training. As a result, I couldn’t run the whole thing, got sick, and was sore for a week. Picture the phrase “stick stuck … Continue reading

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Dreams of my father

On Wednesday, I made the long journey to visit my father…it had been over 21 years since I had been in his “presence”……… I have two strong childhood memories associated with my father. First, I remember him being there to … Continue reading

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The Lenten season

With the advent of lent, Christians all over the world have dedicated to give up something until Easter. This year, for some reason, I struggled with what I should give up. For the longest I was shouting, “I am giving … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K…let’s get it!

This picture is of my and my sistahfriend K. It really looks like I am doing something doesn’t? I made the error of trying to run a 5 K last labor day without training. I was sore for a week! … Continue reading

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