Photography exhibit lets you explore the world

I love taking pictures. I love capturing moments and memories. I love seeing others’ pictures to view a scene as they do and glimpse their lives. So I was very excited when my husband and I planned a date night that included a visit to Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich....more

Keep Saying the "F" Word

TIME Magazine is offering their fourth annual “worst word” poll, asking readers to vote for the word or phrase which they are soooo tired of hearing. Included on the list are some words that I would vote for in a second–like “obvi” and “sorry not sorry,” as well as some I still use without shame and a few I’ve never even heard of (guess I’m out of touch).One word on the list, however, is shocking, and should, in my opinion, be even more used: feminist....more

Infuriating: TIME Puts 'Feminist' on List of Words to Ban in 2015

[Editor's Note: On November 18, 2014, TIME issued an apology for including "feminist" on its list of words to ban in 2015.]...more
My boyfriend is a professor at a Catholic University in Kentucky. The other day, he overheard a ...more

A man with some Q`s of his own to answer

You know that feeling you get when you look at someone and something, though you’re not quite sure what, just doesn’t seem quite right? Maybe your skin starts to crawl or your stomach starts tying itself in knots? You feel a little bit guilty for feeling that way because you know you’re being judgmental but you just can’t shake the feeling that something is off. Something isn’t quite right....more

Reading Maeve Binchy Books Is The Comfort Food Equivalent of Literature

You know how somedays, you just want to curl up in bed, pull the covers over your head, and feel gloomy? On days like that, Maeve Binchy's writing is the literary equivalent of chicken noodle soup and mashed potatoes. From her fiction to her new memoir, Binchy brings to life characters and situations that become your friends. ...more

Cyber Bullying

This morning at around 2am I got a text from a friend.  Not a close friend, someone I met at work and got to know briefly, but enough to where we found we enjoyed each other’s company.  The text said “You seem to have a lot of wisdom…how do I get people to stop cyber and real life bullying me?”...more

Tired of my frustrations.

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The Reasons I'm Just a Blogger

The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is a good theme to consider “Do you consider yourself a “professional” blogger? Why or why not? What does that mean to you?”In short, no. I am just a blogger, not a professional. After nine years, I’m not an amateur either. I’m just a regular, plain old blogger....more

The effect of PUNCTUATION.

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The Blogosphere

Yes, it is a thing. Blogosphere, as a word, was coined in 1999. Wikepedia states: "The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community."This community is becoming increasingly more important to me. I began National Blogging Post Month (NaBloPoMo)this month, dedicating myself to the idea of blogging everyday for the month of November.Initially I did this to increase readership on my blog, and to stretch myself by writing daily, but by the 3rd of November it had become so much more....more