This Mess We Call Life

I decided to make my own bread the other day. I haven't tried that since I was a kid. But with the way things are these days I thought it would be a good idea to dust off the old bread baking skills. The dough did not rise... I still put it in the oven…Read more This Mess We Call Life

Defining Moments

We all have defining moments in our lives. Most of the time it's only years later that we understand how important they were in making us who we are and who we will become. Unfortunately, sometimes they make us angry, bitter, disillusioned. But sometimes, sometimes we can fight the negativity, the 'poor me' attitude and…Read more Defining Moments

I Wish You Peace

Relationships are hard. Especially when you're raised by two people who choose their beliefs, religion over their own children. And even before that their love was conditional on getting good grades, behaving properly, reading enough of 'approved' material, participating in church, knocking on doors. And if you had a problem that involved icky, messy emotions,…Read more I Wish You Peace

It’s All Fun & Games…

...until somebody loses an eye. Remember that gem? I'm sure my parents rolled that one out a time or two when I was finally doing something active. I've always been risk adverse. Better safe than sorry has been my life's mission statement. Yeah, sometimes I think I was born old... But I want to change…Read more It’s All Fun & Games…

*Review* Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell

I really want to write 'read this book' and leave it at that. But that wouldn't be much of a review would it? You would get more from reading the jacket cover. And what fun is that? This book alternately made me angry, sad, and terrified. It left me astounded that our society hasn't crumbled…Read more *Review* Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell