parallels

There was a time in my life (which, to be honest - sometimes feels like a different lifetime), when I watched a lot of TV. Really, it was entirely too much TV. But I digress... Anyway, during this time, I watched this one-off episode on NatGeo or the History Channel on parallel universes. And at the … Continue reading parallels

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Quotable Thursdays

I love quotes, especially the meaningful ones. And it's funny, because they can show up anywhere - books, movies, tv...  Sometimes, you hear them and they speak to you right away. While other times, it takes months for you to really grasp their message...maybe even years.  Today's quote is about love (altogether now, awwwww).  I … Continue reading Quotable Thursdays

Two tickets to paradise

For the first time in over two years, I'm going on a real vacation.  I'm excited, but I'm also really nervous... Excited because, well, who isn't excited to have a vacation from the every day grind of work (and school, for me) and responsibility? Nervous because...I'm not traveling alone.  It's the first time in over … Continue reading Two tickets to paradise

Until being strong is the only choice you have

As a writer, I've always believed in the magic of words and as a reader, I've often felt their power.  Stories and songs have that amazing ability to break through barriers and - teach, show, remind, and reach us.  Quotes can be the distilled form of that magic - few words, with a powerful punch. … Continue reading Until being strong is the only choice you have

Down for the count

"One, two, three, four, tell me that you love me more..."  - Feist It's the tail-end of Women's history month, so let's talk about a modern day women's issue  - being labeled for having a sex life and the surviving myth of "the count."  And just so we're clear, I'm talking about activities that are … Continue reading Down for the count

Gone awry

Have you ever felt like your life was supposed to be different than this? Well, you're not alone.  When I was in college, I had a plan - I'd get married in my mid-twenties, have a job that made a difference in the world/that helped people,  first baby by 28, traditionally published novel at 30, … Continue reading Gone awry

Summer Music Series VI

Alright, alright.  Summer is almost over, but not quite yet.  Some kids may have started school (my grad school classes are going into their 3rd week, ugh), but everyone knows that summer is not officially over until the last night of Labor Day weekend. So let's go on a drive, crew.  It's still warm enough … Continue reading Summer Music Series VI