Thoughts on classic lit – Where the red fern grows

And now we shall discuss my thoughts on classic literature.  Imagine, we're at coffee shop and I'm waxing poetic about my plan to read classic lit or in this case, I'm recalling the literature of my childhood. On Where the Red Fern Grows - Short summary:  I read this story in the seventh grade and … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit – Where the red fern grows

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backpfeifengesicht

I love learning new words.  Sometimes, when I discover a new source/newspaper/website/author with the lovely gift of diction, I'll find myself on dictionary hunts to unearth a new word's meaning.  And yes, I know you can use context clues, but sometimes - I want to know the established meaning.  Not only because words can be … Continue reading backpfeifengesicht

office worker confessions: just. think. kind of. weird.

In the real world, I'm in an office from 9 to 5 as a regular worker bee.  And lately, I've noticed something surprising that undermines me at work (and in life) - my word choices. Now, I'm not talking about swearing (much to my mother's chagrin, I'm sure).   I'm talking about the seemingly innocuous words … Continue reading office worker confessions: just. think. kind of. weird.

Thoughts on classic lit – Jane Eyre

And now I shall share my thoughts on classic lit, as though we were meeting up for coffee, sitting across from each other at a lightly scuffed wooden table, and chatting (loudly, because it's me) ... On Jane Eyre - Honestly, what kind of monster locks his wife in the attic for years and then … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit – Jane Eyre

let it be and the cancer playlist

Someone I love has cancer. The night before we got the diagnosis, there was looming sense of dread.  Everything that I'd been pinning my hopes on had been ruled out.  Laying bed that night, I knew what the next day would bring.  A part of me wanted to google cancer or take a stroll into … Continue reading let it be and the cancer playlist

Game of thrones – the season so far

It's always hard when a series is in its final throes.  There's been so much build up and time invested in the story that it can feel impossible for the ending to live up to the hype.  But I think the season has done a good job so far, we've been allowed to revel a … Continue reading Game of thrones – the season so far

A Simple Favor and connection

I recently read A simple favor, a twisty thriller about the friendship of two women and the mysterious disappearance of one of them. I had a fair amount of feelings while reading this book - Unlikable characters with interesting stories to tell: I've always envied and wondered on how this can be done in my … Continue reading A Simple Favor and connection

On presence

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." - Eckhart Tolle As we finish out the first month of this new … Continue reading On presence