Rosca's Ramblings

I’m getting myself settled to write with a strawberry cream cheese bagel next to me, and the first thing I see when I look up from my laptop is my new Hitchcock-esque “Search Party” poster …

Rosca's Ramblings

Where to begin. These past months, with COVID-19 and all, have been subpar by anyone’s standards, but something good has come of them — a brief, screeching halt.   After years, lifetimes even, of putting things …

Rosca's Ramblings

When I first started college, I said to my parents I wanted to move out of Chicago the moment I graduated. They told me I shouldn’t speak too soon. Four years later, I can say …

Arts & Entertainment

It seems COVID-19 is forcing us all to “take breaks” from normal life. It’s not much of a break though, considering anxiety is high and the mundane activities we all took for granted up until …

Rosca's Ramblings

I never thought I would say or write this, but I like college basketball.  “Free throws are free” is the mindset I’ve acquired this past weekend, and I blame it all on The Phoenix’s sports …

Rosca's Ramblings

A year ago Tuesday, I lost my first love.  And Snapchat thought I was no longer sensitive to the incident. It was wrong. Not only did my wallet suffer after not being able to last …

Rosca's Ramblings

This weather sucks. There’s no way around that. Fall, my favorite season, was short-lived in Chicago, and the city was too soon enveloped in a blanket of snow suitable only in the week leading up …

Rosca's Ramblings

Ten teenagers arrive at an island expecting a weekend of pumpin’ partying and carefree life-living. But then they start dying, one-by-one and they must band together to find the killer. That plotline — from Gretchen …