I have been gone for too long -- so long, in fact, that I'd forgotten my login and that WordPress has updated it's look. HOW DO I NAVIGATE THIS THING? In all seriousness, I have been meaning to get back to these close ups for months now. I did not realize how much time has… Continue reading Mommy is Back
This past May, I pre-ordered a Freewrite Traveler (read more about that here). It was expected to ship in June. I expected to draft my future blog posts on the Traveler. I anticipated a summer and fall spent hacking away on a super cool keyboard device, producing all kinds of greatness. And (being the procrastinator… Continue reading So I Did A Thing…. That Didn’t Work Out
I pre-ordered a Freewrite Traveler. In the spirit of transparency, I must admit: I am ashamed that I spent this much on what may essentially turn out to be a wireless keyboard (although I was excited to catch it on discounted pre-sale and to also find an additonal savings coupon code on Reddit that worked,… Continue reading So I Did A Thing….
One time, in my graduate Creative Writing program, a classmate referenced Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club so casually that I immediately sensed he or she hadn't read it. I hadn't either. Do not be alarmed - this was not a reading assignment. The person speaking hoped to draw a comparison between the actual assigned work… Continue reading Those Women We Almost Seem To Know
This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl is about all things audio. Although I am fairly new to the podcast scene (just became an avid listener about a year ago), I thought it only fitting to share with you eight of my favorite episodes from some of my favorite podcasts. For… Continue reading #TopTenTuesday – What Are You Listening To?
This past Saturday, Ntozake Shange, author of for colored girls...., died at the age of 70. In tribute to her legacy, I wanted to share this piece as tribute to her, written in March 2015. I was 24 at the time the piece was written. I fell in love with the title. I was… Continue reading for colored girls…. A Tribute To Ntozoke Shange
Dear Fall, You actually arrived on Saturday, September 22. Which means I am late. I am always either early or late -- I have not quite mastered the art of being on time. Or being consistent. Which is why it's been a good month and a half since my last post. But isn't the adage Better… Continue reading Dear Fall…. A Brief Update
Title: A Little Life Author: Hanya Yanagihara Pages: 720 Rating: 4.5/5 *Mild spoiler included below* If you've explored my site recently, you have encountered A Little Life in several of my recent posts (see here and here). I participate in a two-person book club and, at the suggestion of my friend, read A Little Life for the… Continue reading Book Review: A Little Life
"'You won't understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are -- not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving -- and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to… Continue reading The Only Trick of Friendship
"I think it took people a while. Even my family -- my sister was working at Gucci and actually called me and said, 'We're all pitching in for Mom for Mother's Day to get her a Gucci bag,' and I thought, What?! Are you serious? because they really didn't think it would be much...." - Kate Spade … Continue reading Wanted: A Deeper Dive Into The Success of Kate Spade