A Little Help For A Good Cause

I don't usually post many personal things on here, nor do I try to spend much time advertising my etsy site, but I'm going to do both today in order to help out my family....more

Comfort TV

I love television and I refuse to apologize for it.  I don't really care if it's considered "mind-numbing" or "wasteful" mostly because I don't believe it is. Sure, there are shows that seem like they'll lower your IQ just by turning them on, but there are also shows whose complex plots and beautiful writing could rival beloved books and plays. There are a few shows that I love to the point of a comfort.  These are the shows I put on when I'm feeling down or bored, when I want something familiar, or when I just want a day of PJs and tv.  ...more


The psychological and moral comfort of a presence at once humble and understanding—this is the greatest benefit that the dog has bestowed upon man....more

Cooking Slow

Thank God for Spring


Book Review: (The Vampire Diaries) The Hunters: Destiny Rising created by L.J. Smith

From the book jacket: Destined for danger ...more

In Defense of Free Time

Recently, while blog jumping, I read a post from a woman talking about how busy she was.  Normally, I would have just skipped over that one, but I was caught by her tone.  It was what I would call "complainabragging."  She was using the guise of complaining about how very busy and crazy her life is to also brag about how very busy and crazy her life is.  I'm not posting this to complain about her, however....more

Literacy Isn't Optional

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this blog poston literacy privilege. I've been thinking about it ever since. The author states she is a recovering grammar snob and goes on the explain why she no longer gleefully corrects others' mistakes. Her reasons for refusing to continue to do so are most definitely worth a read, but what I found the most shocking was something she included towards the end of her post:...more

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

From the book jacket: Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations....more

Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten....more
He does overuse the MPDG. Have you noticed he also likes it when his characters go on trips? ...more