Day 5 - As You Wish

I love the movie (and the book) "The Princess Bride."    If you've lived a cave for the better part of your lifeand haven't heard of this movie (and book by William Goldman)it's about a grandfather who comes and reads...more


if you haven't caught on that i am a bit of a romantic...just go here. i love where i live so freaking much that it tends to come out in my songwriting. i wrote this little diddy a while back and have recently dusted it off and started playing it again. i really want to start writing more stuff on my ukulele and playing this inspires me to do so....more

Weekly Writing Challenge: Music

Oh, I’m excited to write this one.  I’m excited about this post.  WordPress feeds me prompts, and this one — this one I can write about.Music.  Sweet, sweet music.Whenever people ask me what I’m into, I have to throw music in, because I can’t picture life without it.I play it, I sing it, I listen to it often....more

Ahh, the Earworms!

Earworms by definition are songs, jingles and tunes that get lodged in your brain and you can't shake them free. Okay, so that is my definition not found in Webster's Dictionary.These earworms are annoying at times, fun at times, and can cause you to burst out in song anywhere you might be. Sometimes at inappropriate times. Like I said, fun....more

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

I kind of feel like 90s nostalgia really has gotten a shot in the arm in the last few years, and rightly so.  A lot of classic parts of pop culture really did come from that decade – music, TV, movies, you name it....more
I am going to have “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” stuck in my head all. darned. day. ;-)more

5 Songs That Can Get You Through The Dark Days

In the worst of times, the Universe sometimes sends you light in the form of a song. It can happen when you are restlessly flipping through the music folders on your battered laptop or in the midst of frenetic shuffling through your MP3 player. Maybe you are walking down a road, and suddenly this unearthly melody fills your ears and drowns your soul. Before you get to thinking it is a voice in your head, you find the song emanating from a cafe, or a shop. At that moment, you tell yourself, "I need that song, I've got to have it." You rush home and Google the few garbled keywords you remember. If you are lucky, you find the song....more
hopethehappyhugger Enya's music is beautiful!more

Hallelujah Moments

Life has its ups and downs -- its painful moments, its exhilarating ones.  Some drop you to despair, while others leave you breathless in a grand way.Drop out of the race and you’ll despair, but finish the marathon and you’ll be shouting “Hallelujah!”The death of a loved one yields horrible grief, but death when one is a believer in Christ and His work on the cross is cause for serious rejoicing....more

Die Another Day

This was originally going to be the only Madonna song on the list. Now it will be one of two. I chose this one because I feel like it’s one of Madonna’s most underrated singles, even though when I first heard it, I was kind of put off by the remarkable amount of vocoder. What worked for Cher in “Believe” apparently didn’t work for Madonna on “Die Another Day.”...more

Make It Happen

This year's NaBloPoMo will be a journey through 30 songs - with 30 different stories attached to them.  First up, Mariah Carey....more

How to Begin

This is my first time participating in NaBloPoMo and also National Novel Writing Month and already I am sooooo addicted to this I will have to hide it from my husband. (good luck with that). I am three chapters into my first novel and my editor is MAKING me do this. She wants more PAGES. I am doomed. While it might be true that if I sit down every day and write 1500 words I might form a better habit than driving to Starbucks and ordering White Chocolate Macchicato and sitting there sipping it and pretending to write, it remains to be seen. I know you will be watching and waiting....more