Each month this year, I am getting specific with my gratitude. It's harder than I thought! In January, I focused on hygge-based gratitude. Things that made me cozy and happy, and wouldn't you know it, each of the 31 items were pure luxuries that I hadn't really considered luxuries (warm socks, dinner by candlelight...because we … Continue reading February Gratitude: Artists I Adore, Week 1
Cheryl was my oldest child's first teacher at daycare, and I knew from the moment I met her that the two of us were kindred spirits. She left after a semester to pursue her true passion, writing, and since then I have had the extreme pleasure and good fortune to have her as a Mentor, … Continue reading Q&A with Miss Cheryl T.
With a road trip on the horizon, I know what's in store. Podcasts. Lots and lots of podcasts. My co-pilot (well, the pilot...I don't like driving) is a podcast enthusiast. I personally LOATHE production-heavy podcasts, because the incantation of the peoples' voices just grate on my nerves like nails on a chalkboard. I prefer the … Continue reading Oh My Pod
Some of my favorite things to listen to and watch around the holidays weren't created to be a holiday genre. For example, I got Radiohead's THE BENDS on Christmas Eve in, oh, 1996 maybe, and even though it has nothing to do with Christmas, almost every time I listen to it, aside from making my … Continue reading A Very Radiohead Christmas
This was the year I finally caught up on books and movies (well, as much as one can catch up). With little kids, it was harder for me to fulfill my reading and viewing goals, but this year I did! Huzzah! Here are the tops in my book: MOVIES (my list of everything I saw … Continue reading End of Year Best Of…
November needs a do-over for me. I only read one book, didn't see any movies, didn't really seek new music or art...I'm not exactly sure what I did to fill my days, really. I'm overcompensating in December, and just picked up about 30 books from the library. Young adult fiction, picture books, photography books, art … Continue reading Pop Culture Catch Up: Really Catching Up
Watching: As many movies as I can, specifically at The Moxie. I love love loved IN A WORLD. So original, funny, charming, and I actually had to hold myself back from clapping (I hate it when people applaud in the movies. THE ACTORS CAN'T HEAR YOU!). Go see it! I also saw recently PRINCE AVALANCHE. … Continue reading Pop Culture Catch Up – October
Been listening to a lot of Justin Townes Earle lately, particularly Harlem River Blues. He's so good. Dan introduced the album to me, because we're both fans of his dad Steve Earle, and his namesake Townes Van Zandt, and because I love the whole guy-and-his-guitar type of music (and girl-and-her-guitar). He also kind of looks … Continue reading Pop Culture Catch Up