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Hannibal

I have begun watching Hannibal on NBC. To anyone that knows me well, this isn't much of a surprise. I have always been into watching anything criminal, I grew up reading true crime and horror books and, actually, I still get a bit frightened when I think of one of the books. It was a Ted Bundy book with his eyes on the front cover. It was the creepiest book cover I can remember and that was over twenty years ago. The point is that I absolutely love this show. It did take a few episodes until I was hooked, but now I am. Although, I am confused due to just starting to watch the series now....more

Brown and Yellow Women Dying to be Pale

Do you associate summer with pool parties, picnics, beach trips, and the sunkissed skin that comes with it? As an Asian American woman, I have the kind of complexion that tans easily— my skin darkens by a few shades after a quick lunchtime walk. Unfortunately, as an Asian woman, that’s not the kind of complexion my culture considers beautiful. In fact, it's spawned a lucrative -- and potentially dangerous -- industry of skin lightening products. During a recent beach trip, I found myself huddled on a blanket with several other Asian American women, comparing SPFs and stories of how dark we got during our own childhoods, and how much our mothers lamented it: “Brown as a monkey!”...more
I loved this article. I am Native American, Spanish, and Irish mixed. I have black hair, but ...more

The highs & lows of Aspergers

Gabriel is my wonderful 7 year old . We’ve had some pretty tough spots. Mostly because he was so aggressive when he was angered.  I noticed right away, that he wouldn’t look at me. It was devastating as a young mom. I had a plethora of perceptions that were all wrong for him.  I spent many nights feeling alone, isolated, angry, betrayed in a lot of ways, inadequate and  I felt like I was a failure as a mom.  ...more

A Bedtime Story

The little boy was afraid of the dark. Things dark and untoward resided there. The silence bothered him. He was scared that he would be alone when he woke up. The light of the day provided so many new things to discover. He worried he’d miss out on some exciting adventure when he closed his eyes....more

GNO...eventually.

It started out as a pretty good day today.  Had my last "first" day of class today, my Psych class.  Best group so far.  Only 9 of us in the class and that works well since we will be spending every Saturday from 9am-11.50am for the next 3 months together.  Nice folks.  Had a good time.  Liked my prof.  After class everything stayed hunky dory- went to mom's to help her paint and got her entire bedroom painted.  Got to listen to about 5 episodes of my favorite podcast (...more

Christmas, Hope

On Christmas Day, my husband I watched a documentary about Christianity. One scholar researched the alignment of the heavens at the time of Jesus' birth and determined that he was really born some time in April. Not December. But we need Christmas in December. Just after the winter solstice, when nights are dark and at their longest, we need light. We need hope. It makes sense for the Messiah to come at the deepest, darkest time of year....more

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Do you ever think of something, and then out of nowhere, it happens? <!--break--> I am not talking about thinking of spaghetti, and then making it for dinner later. I mean something out of your control. Lately this has been happening a lot, and it is spooking me out. ...more
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