Being the curmudgeon who says things aren't what they used to be

You know that person in your life who is unflinchingly adamant that “music these days isn’t what it used to be” and “kids these days want to grow up too fast?” That’s me now. Well, not exactly about music; there’s no Avril Lavigne and B2K but I can certainly notice the evolution of music in... Read more »

You know what's stupid? Thinking your age matters

This is probably a good time to think about all the things you’ve ever wanted to do and, if you’re finding yourself working from home most days, evaluating whether or not you can make any of them happen right now. I’m not sure what it is about today, but I’ve felt an unsettling rush to... Read more »

Saying goodbye to my twenties

Saying goodbye to my twenties
I turned 30 today. My ma and I have an ongoing joke of reversing our age digits as we grow older, convincing ourselves I looked 12 when I was 21, 25 when she was 52. I don’t think I can fool anyone into thinking I’m 3 this year. I have an unspoken countdown in my... Read more »
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9/11 is not a celebration

9/11 is not a celebration
As I was drifting to sleep last night, I looked forward to the following day. To raising my face to another chilly morning and holding a warm mug of coffee in my hands. Then my friend reminded me tomorrow–today, is 9/11. Suddenly I felt my morning plans lose their luster and I thought, wouldn’t it... Read more »

Happy 100th birthday, Ray Bradbury (+ I'm back)

Happy 100th birthday, Ray Bradbury (+ I'm back)
I’ll make this quick. Since switching over to a personal blog site I have not blogged ONCE. Why? I have no clue, humans are a strange species, especially when you consider how much time I spent designing that page! No matter the reason, at the end of the day, it’s about making sure the words... Read more »

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?
Have you ever read “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence? It’s a short story about a boy named Paul who wants to prove to his mother that he’s lucky because she once told him that only lucky people make a lot of money, and the green paper is something mama bear never has enough of.... Read more »
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Veganism: The other V word that makes people cringe

Veganism: The other V word that makes people cringe
Veganism. HOOO BOY. What a humongous topic, right? It’s a natural segue for me since I became a vegetarian a little over a year ago. Actually, I would bet that if you knew that I recycle, compost, drive a fuel efficient car and own a Mac, you’d say I was a breathing vegan stereotype. But... Read more »

Free bookish resources for students, parents, and teachers amid COVID-19

Free bookish resources for students, parents, and teachers amid COVID-19
This is a tough time for everyone. Even as someone who is very much a homebody, I’m finding it difficult to keep myself and my previously adorable but now solely needy fur-babies entertained. After getting emails about free bookish resources being offered during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic for students to use, I decided to create a... Read more »

What I've learned since my apartment was burglarized

What I've learned since my apartment was burglarized
I’m going to cut to the chase, my apartment was broken into. I was burglarized. My privacy was violated. My security has been ransacked. Words are muddling into one, but the synonyms seem to all make sense. Tomorrow will make two weeks since this happened. This is how my March began and yes, now the... Read more »
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How your good habits lead to better ones

How your good habits lead to better ones
I want to talk about habits today, and how many habits–productive ones, let’s not get crazy in thinking your habit of swearing at your neighbor’s dog each morning is a good one–lead you to building on them with better ones. I’m sure you’re either up to your eyeballs in trying to create good habits in... Read more »