The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
No. What the author fails to understand is that it's not the topic of abortion that is the ...more

What Maya Angelou Knew

It is a gray and misty day, hovering somewhere between lovely and lonely. I am sitting on my train, riding into the city, as to my right the Hudson river looms, placid and colorless, doing its best imitation of a lake. ...more
With that wide smile, she helped us all accept our beauty and our gifts.  She expanded the ...more

World Book Night 2014: Giving Away the Book That Shaped Me Most

I was in high school when I fell in love with my favorite book, Catch-22. People often give me the side-eye when I tell them that's my favorite, followed closely by Flowers for Algernon, but that's probably because they read books with plots that don't pull up rock of life and show you the dead leaves underneath. I like to study the rotting leaves and then remind myself to look up and see the magnolia blossoms before it's too late....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 13

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! Yes, I'm back in Windsor after a whirlwind trip across the continent to San Jose, California for BlogHer '14. ...more

Where’s My Sandy Beach…Let’s Call This Post Exactly What It Is - Beautiful

I think I have admitted to this many times, and if not here goes; I have a very eclectic taste in music. Pretenders Performing "Mystery Achievement" Decades Concert TV Special...more

Works of Art

Helena, Montana has been listed as one of the “100 best small art towns in America.” The Holter Museum, Archie Bray Foundation, the Ghost Art Gallery and many local artists have helped to earn this reputation....more

Happiness Humour

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde  ...more

He Kissed Her!

By Marisa Bernhard They looked at each other for a moment or two; she knew what he wanted, it showed.  She leaned against the wall, never taking her gaze off him.  He was talking and pacing, saying things about her, all the while getting closer; she thought she was enticing him towards her. ...more
how it all begins ...more

An Interesting Story for My One Follower

I popped on to BlogHer yesterday and discovered that I actually have a follower.  In all the years of my blogging, I have never had a follower and honestly, amassing followers hasn't been one of my top priorities.  That being said, now that I have a follower, I have to write interesting stories to keep my follower interested....more

Afghan Girl Pursues Art Despite Death Threats From Taliban

For most children, making art is a hobby or part of playtime, but for a 6 year-old Afghan girl, it's become a path to freedom, even when faced with death threats.For Shah Bibi Tarakhail, art was not something she was exposed to until she lost her right eye and most of her right arm after mistakenly picking up a grenade in her village in Afghanistan. That horrific tragedy might have been enough to push any adult or child into depression, or prevent them from creating anything, but not Shah Bibi....more

When She Spoke

When She Spoke By Marisa Bernhard When she spoke, she didn't speak with gracefulness or with a smooth flow of words. Her speech was always choppy and broken up.She struggled with words, not because of an impediment of any kind but because it was so much easier for her to be silent....more
LilyLeung she is quiet but gets her point across :) thanks for readingmore

Tangled Tuesday No. 12

This has been a rather fun week of tangling, due in part to a last-minute pre-BlogHer '14 creative project that was sparked by a link (along with a not-so-subtle suggestion!) sent my way by a friend and taken on by yours truly. I can't share it with you just yet, as I'm not quite finished... ...more