don’t try too hard to understand

  • Half psychotic, sick, hypnotic

    Late last month, my mother went to Russia to visit her family.  (Her entire family — mother, 4 sisters, and 1 brother — all live in either Dagestan or St. Petersburg.)  Today, she and my father got into their car and headed towards Virginia.  A friend of the family is flying to Las Vegas tomorrow.  […]

  • 25 Things

    There’s been a random meme going around called “25 Things,” where folks list 25 random things about themselves. I first saw it on Facebook but now it’s cropping up everywhere. So here it is, for your viewing (dis)pleasure: I was introduced to coffee when I was 7 years old. By my parents. (I’ve been drinking […]

  • Kind woman, I give you my all.

    A couple of weeks ago, I helped a student research some obscure intelligence test for a paper she was writing for her Master’s-level psychology course. We were only able to find a handful of articles, all authored by the same group of individuals. Together, we came to the conclusion that these people must’ve been the […]