Becoming a Different Type of Blogger: Why I'm Not Going to be a Food Blogger Anymore

Things got a little quiet around here last week. With holiday gift lists, party recipes, and general internet buzz in full swing, I’m sure a missed post or two didn’t ring any alarms out in the rest of the world. But after nearly a full year (!) of sharing twice-weekly articles on this domain, it felt pretty bizarre not queuing something up this past Thursday—and missing my usual Tuesday post time yesterday morning. It’s all been for good reason, though. ...more
CaminePappas You are so, so welcome--thank you, in return, for reading and reflecting your own ...more

Jamaican Music: Who is Tessanne Chin, Season 5 Top 3 finalist on NBC The Voice

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe...more

Collecting Details

I like the idea of this prompt, because there’s a whole lot of truth there.  I spend a good chunk of my day wandering from task to task, collecting details in my brain about what I’ll write next.This week’s challengeTo recap, here’s what to do for the challenge. As always, feel free to adapt the challenge as you see fit. The object is to get you writing:...more

Beyoncé's Been a Bad, Bad, Bad Girl...and It Is Oh-So-Good

I will admit that I have been a rather casual fan of the internationally-adored pop culture icon, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter,  even though she has been dominating the music industry for at least a decade.  There is no denying that she is talented, loves her family, makes smart business moves, and is a beautiful person inside and out. My biggest issue was that she had a voice I felt she simply was not using to its fullest potential, both in sound and influence. ...more
Except beyonce is a jerk.  She refused to remove her recordings of the space shuttle disaster, ...more

Dec 13 - ...and All That Jazz

It is all about the music, truly.  Could you imagine life without it?  Music is one of the most essential elements worldwide; triggering old memories, creating new ones, it's the crucial backdrop for major events, ceremonies, rites and traditions.  It fills the silent crevices in blockbuster hits and 99.98% of commercial ads.  It's piped through store speakers and annoys every person on hold with customer ...more
simplypsychicsThis is a belief in many cultures dating all of the way back to the dawn of time.  ...more

On Repeat: Songs I Listen to Again and Again

Every time. Every single time. Perhaps because they're beautiful, meaningful, perfect. Or because they speak to my heart. Maybe because they draw out a deliciously aching, perfectly wistful, sweetly nostalgic feeling of longing. Or because they explode with joy and triumph and make me want to dance. Because of this, and this, and this, it's impossible for me to listen just once... I am greedy, I want more, and so I must go back for seconds. ...more
You should do it! Songlists are always fun. :)more

City of Angels

EWPH’s response to Grimes’ response to criticism from dogmatic asshole vegans

Ready to take back control of how you eat + feel + live? Now’s the time.Eat Well. Party Hard. will help you make it happen.And now, back to your regularly-scheduled post!***...more

Links loved: November

Ready to take back control of how you eat + feel + live? Now’s the time.Eat Well. Party Hard. will help you make it happen.And now, back to your regularly-scheduled post!***...more

Jamaican Videos: Hilarious review of Why Tessanne Chin Had to WIN the Knockout Round

In Jamaica, for the Fall 2013 season of NBC's The Voice every Jamaican with a TV set, computer, laptop or any digital device that ...more