I’m delighted to say that I woke up early this morning to tread out to my local polling place and partake in everyone’s favorite civic duty—voting. All of my election day experiences have been emotional experiences and today was no exception.
There are highlights and lowlights, but it’s difficult to make out the details of what has happened since my last post—a broad sweep of watercolor on wet paper. Time is like that. It bends and blurs in memory.
Eric was a popular kid and on track to receive scholarships to play hockey in college. But something happened along the way, something that derailed his future. Eric’s past haunts him and, seemingly out of nowhere, he has fallen into severe meth addiction. Hope is his sister.
Book: The Light of the World Author: Elizabeth Alexander Rating: ★★★☆☆ Type: A memoir about a life cut too short I wanted to love this one so much. In The Light of […]
It is January 2016. I cannot believe it. I’ve dropped off the radar the past couple of months, as one does when one gets a new job. (It’s not just me, is it?) […]
Happy Friday! These videos of a ridiculous and adorable bird will make you want a bird. So badly. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Yesterday I received a package in the mail, from my bestest friend from California, with a note that said, “Surprise, happy Tuesday!” I love presents — and I love snail mail even more. No surprise that I loved this unexpected arrival.
Book: Saint Anything Author: Sarah Dessen Rating: ★★★☆☆ Type: 2.5 stars rounded up because it’s Sarah Dessen, and she once was my everything. Oh, Sarah Dessen, how you made me swoon […]
Every year, I really look forward to Banned Books Week and it’s not purely sentimental—it serves as a reminder that we live in a country where eight out of the ten top challenged books feature diversity.
My expectations were so low with this one because it was hyped, and they really needn’t have been. Everything I Never Told You is a lovely, albeit super sad, portrayal of a family in the aftermath of tragedy.