The Unbreakable

     This one was a strange Christmas…it came and went more quickly than the others.  People often say age is to blame for the sudden acceleration of time, which is probably true, but not the reason this time.  This year there was a sort of climate shift going on around me.  For once my life…

Taking the Mulligan

    I started contemplating the point of New Year’s resolutions.  Would I make a list of demands on myself to carry out starting January 1st, or would I sit back and laugh at how cliche’ and typical the people are who do?  The cool kids group would probably perch on their sideline high horses watching the soccer Moms…

On the Love of Literature

     At one time, for actually a quite long period of time, I thought I wanted to teach high school English.  I had romantic ideas about how I would share my love of literature and language with the students in such a way that they would actually understand why we learn it.  It isn’t about…

Thank You, Adriana Lima

   I avoided the Victoria’s Secret fashion show like Bubonic.  I had no interest in watching it whatsoever.  I wasn’t really dodging it because I didn’t want to see the beauty.  I’m not the bitter, public sweat-pant wearing, she-ogre type.  I love that fashion, standards, and pure energy exuding from gorgeous human bodies exist…it’s an art. …