“Eff” The Police

When I told my mother that my friends and I were going to go sit in a graveyard and read classic literature, she said “Over my dead body.” I laughed. She didn’t. But after assuring her that it was a harmless activity (and that Dante was best read by candlelight next to a tombstone), she... Continue Reading →

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Yawp!

Back in college, in order to complete my English major I had to take what is known as a Major Authors course - a class focused on the works of one or two major authors. Admittedly, I first had my eye on a Poe and Hawthorne course, but the timing for that class didn't work... Continue Reading →

Me

This weekend, after attempting to take in a matinee of Hereditary only to have the projector fail so we had to settle for readmission tickets, my mom and I went shopping for some extra supplies for a bridal shower I'm throwing next weekend. And, at a home decor/housewares store near the local Regal Cinemas, I... Continue Reading →

Sick of It

Now that Oscar season is over, and I've returned to my regular style of posting, I had big plans for this Friday blog post. I was going to do something eloquent, compelling, perhaps a story about life or loss, or a pearl of wisdom from my (admittedly shallow) pool of life experience... But no, that... Continue Reading →

Just

In keeping with a poetry theme for the week, here's a selection from my CW class in college.   Just One should never be just anything. Things are never just fine. That’s just a saying that keeps prying curiosities at bay. We are never just tired. Fatigue is gauged by more than how long our... Continue Reading →

Pancakes

For a very long time - like, half of my life - I hated pancakes. I refused to eat them, even at the annual pancake dinner fundraiser held at my church. The very thought of them - and their fluffy, syrupy goodness - made me feel nauseous. Same goes for waffles and any other similar... Continue Reading →

It Feels Like Christmas

When I think of Christmas, I think of the candlelight services at church on the 24th, with friends and family coming together to celebrate in the birth of Christ. The Christmas hymns, the haunting thrum of the organ and sailing voices of the choir. Over a hundred tiny candles glowing valiantly through the darkness as... Continue Reading →

Worth 1000 Words #11: In the Bleak Midwinter

*I will only be making Friday posts for the month of December. Regular Monday and Friday posting will resume in January.* Now that December has blustered into my neck of the woods, bringing cold winds, the scent of pine, and absolutely ridiculous inflatable holiday decorations adorning the yards of my neighbors, I have a confession... Continue Reading →

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