by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Shockingly, I have not written a Favorites posts since this past January—The Horror! February, March, and April were a blurry mess of pledging, vector line integrals, and haphazard studying for finals. I enjoyed my first year of college and am confident I made the right decision to attend my University.… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello World Travelers! This was the month of Tolstoy, the month of declaring I was going to party hard and then staying home every weekend, and the month of discovering the amazing qualities of black leggings. Second semester of college high-fived me with an amiable “welcome home!” combined with “your classes are… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello World Travelers! Recently, I’ve been obsessed with the notion of “living” and fearing that I’ll be 80 years old and haven’t truly lived for one day. I apologize in advance for the existential December Favorites post! This makes me feel alive: Unreal nighttime car rides with friends you never realized were… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Although neither November nor October was particularly earth-shattering or wildly thrilling for this abnormal youth (me), I did chance upon several books and musical pieces that elegantly spell out the definition of beauty. Personally, I was just floating through the cracks of college, trying on different faces and personas and… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello world travelers! This is going to be a special post and one that makes me incredibly happy and proud to whip up for you. I won’t be expounding upon the merits of 16th century Dutch art, the pedagogic writing style of Tolstoy, or the achingly beautiful composition that is Scheherazade. I… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel I grovel for new and thrilling music, art, and novels that have the power to saturate my ears with rhythm, assault my eyes with beautiful paints, and spin the cogs of my brain with intricate characters, foreign time periods, and the depthless emotions of fictional lives. I skipped writing an August favorites… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello my adventurous world travelers. Another thirty one days, another 44,640 minutes, and yet another 2,678,400 seconds have elapsed, dragging out the stories of our lives with more nouns, adjectives, verbs, and punctuation along the way. My particular novel was bursting with chapters this month because so many different events changed in… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Some scholars posit there are only six basic emotions; others run willy-nilly in the universe and declare that there are hundreds! Either way, I’m pretty sure I’ve experienced every possible emotion—ranging from heartbreak to exhilaration—in the past month. So many truly exciting and abnormal things have happened that it’s hard to separate… Read More