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Unremembered Joy

The laundry still needed folding. Christmas presents still needed wrapping. The dishwasher was only half unloaded. We sat outside on the blue quilt from Aunt Suz ignoring all of that because this was a rare December day. A day when the blue sky and warm sun belied the Advent season. He is only six months, so … Continue reading Unremembered Joy

5 Reasons I’m Going to Miss Mad Men–The Best Show on TV

I married my husband for a lot of reasons...he’s good-looking, had a job, health insurance, his own place, he’s funny, he’s kind, he asked me to, he watched Mad Men… I’ve been watching Mad Men since season two--initially online (“he has cable” should go on the list too, I guess)--and I had no one to … Continue reading 5 Reasons I’m Going to Miss Mad Men–The Best Show on TV

D.G. Myers—Thoughts on Dying and Literary Criticism

It is hard to talk about dying. Even though there is a 100% death rate among humans, we don’t really know what to say about it. Militant phraseology invades our lexicon when confronted with cancer or some other terminal illness.  In the face of imminent death and life altering disease we use words like “fight” … Continue reading D.G. Myers—Thoughts on Dying and Literary Criticism

When Best Selling Doesn’t Mean Best Writing: The Mind Numbing Problems with Divergent

This post contains spoilers—the main one being that I think this book is terrible. Never have I read a book that went off the rails so suddenly or so completely. The last act of this story is a crazy, train-wreck of a read. And I don’t mean that in a good way. The Deceptively Mediocre … Continue reading When Best Selling Doesn’t Mean Best Writing: The Mind Numbing Problems with Divergent

Sin City and the Art of Adaptation

The images in Sin City may be black and white, but the morals certainly aren't. Frank Miller created a series of comics, now generally collected in to seven volumes, that tells the stories of one singularly corrupt town.  He exposes the underbelly of a city full of thugs, hit men, dirty politics and polluted justice. … Continue reading Sin City and the Art of Adaptation

4 Questions To Help You Know If It’s Time To Breakup

We’ve all been in that dead end relationship.  The one where no matter how much time you put into it, you never make any progress.  The one where no matter how hard you try you just can’t muster up any affection, much less love. Somehow, no matter how bad it gets—and believe me sometimes it … Continue reading 4 Questions To Help You Know If It’s Time To Breakup

I Have a Shoe Problem, But It’s Not What You Think

I hate buying shoes. I say this to clarify my new board on Pinterest.  My problem isn’t a typical shoe problem—too many shoes, too much money spent on shoes.  No I just really don’t like buying shoes. An Anecdote In June I had an interview for a new job, and as I put together my … Continue reading I Have a Shoe Problem, But It’s Not What You Think