Currently

  • Eating: crushed tortilla chips topped with melted Muenster cheese, salsa, and sometimes sour cream. I mix it all together and eat it with a spoon. I lived off this in college. Super healthy. ;-)
     
  • Wearing: Birkenstocks! I wore Birks in the 90s and early 00s and was amused when they became trendy again sometime last year (or was it two years ago?). But then I succumbed again because 1) Taiwan weather is almost always sandal weather and 2) I stand for the majority of the day and I need more supportive shoes than my yard sale flats. My colleague swears by them.
     
  • Laughing: out loud while reading this breakdown of "The Presidents of the United States When They Were Young and Hunky." I'd seen this posted a few times but didn't click (because, I mean, just read the title). But it is funnier than you'd think — and more about the captions than the "hunky" faces. On Woodrow Wilson: "Believe it or not, Woodrow Wilson didn’t learn to read until the age of 10. So if someone tells you that you’ll never be president because you didn’t learn to read until you were 10, they’re probably right, because it’s very unlikely that would happen twice."
     
  • Using: the North Face Base Camp Duffel. Paul and I have had an eye on these duffels for years (since we lived in Tanzania), and I stumbled upon them for a deeply discounted price during a recent trip to the Philippines. I used some birthday money to pick a small duffel up for myself and a medium one for Paul. I got to test mine out immediately, as it served as my luggage on my return trip home. It lives up to the hype — super durable, really nice to carry.
Anna, waiting for our 10 PM flight to return to Taiwan after our whirlwind trip to the Philippines. That bright yellow monstrosity/duffel bag is the aforementioned North Face duffel. 

Anna, waiting for our 10 PM flight to return to Taiwan after our whirlwind trip to the Philippines. That bright yellow monstrosity/duffel bag is the aforementioned North Face duffel. 

  • Drinking: too much delicious coffee
    How terrible is it that I go whole days at school without drinking water? (Really terrible.) The (dubiously) good news: I'm drinking really good coffee these days. I alternate between a ceramic dripper from Muji and our trusty Aeropress. Always smooth. Never bitter.
     
  • Listening to: a Spotify Discover Weekly playlist from a couple of weeks ago
    I've mentioned this before, but whatever data mining Spotify does to tailor its Discover playlists works for me.
     
  • Pondering: this essay about mega-corporations and the ramifications of their power
    It's long, but you should read it. It's thought-provoking and chilling and dude, we need to stop using nonstick cookware. And we need to start asking more questions.
     
  • Also pondering: this essay, written by my friend Cindy, called "Theology, Ethics, and Messy Living Rooms."
“More and more I think our call to faithfulness as Christians isn’t to attain some sort of moral high ground. It is to forge a more direct path from how we believe we should live to actually living it. ”

(This is straight from the current version of the "Currently" page linked at the top right of this website. I update that page in "real time" and will migrate the contents to a blog post like this one occasionally, for future reference.)