The Nine for April 2022

TCM–April’s “Star of the Month” on TCM was Errol Flynn, so this month’s newsletter is mostly going to be fangirling pretty hard! If you don’t know this about me, Errol Flynn has been one of my favorite actors since I saw The Adventures of Robin Hood when I was 9. I’ve mostly been watching some … Continue reading The Nine for April 2022

The Nine for March 2022

Swimming–I’m not a very strong swimmer, but I wanted to add swimming to my exercise routine because I need to do more cardio, and I hate running. So I signed up for a 4 week class at the rec center. I was not the worst person in attendance, which is always a little gratifying. I … Continue reading The Nine for March 2022

Nine For Now- January Newsletter

This month's newsletter is coming out later than I had hoped. I blame snow, sickness and asynchronous learning days. In the future this newsletter will be available in your inbox rather than on the blog, so if you enjoy it, please make sure to subscribe. For now, here are nine things from my life. Portrait … Continue reading Nine For Now- January Newsletter

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

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

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

Giving Cold the Cold Shoulder: How to beat the winter blues

When it comes to beating the cold, I'm a big believer in escapism. Literally. Get out. If the cold won't go away, just leave. Some things are too big for you to fix or change; don't fight the impossible, abandon it. I realize this advice, if applied to other situations, could lead to a great … Continue reading Giving Cold the Cold Shoulder: How to beat the winter blues