“American Gods” Season One Review

“American Gods” was on my to-read list for many years and for some reason remained on that list until recently. Hearing that the book would be adapted for television (and living with the constant fear that I will regret watching something before reading the book), motivation kicked-in… and went away… and kicked-in again around the ...

Rereading Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”

When I first read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” in my 11th grade American Literature class, the ideas he presented resonated with me- a teenager searching for identity. The need for individuality stirred inside me and “Self-Reliance” was the perfect doctrine. Like many at that age, I hated conformity and had begun training myself to ...

Five Movies to Watch Before the Solar Eclipse

Is there a better way to spend your weekend than with a themed movie marathon? I think not. In honor of the solar eclipse that will be taking place this Monday, here are a few films to really get you into that eclipse spirit. *No special glasses needed. Sunshine  Since the sun and moon are ...

Lonescapade: Into the foothills of the Rockies

On an overcast day, during my recent trip to Colorado, I took some time to myself and went for a walk into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, where we stayed. When I arrived in Denver and asked our host for the week where exactly he lived in the area, he said- “The ...

Monthly Wrap: July 2017

So… “Weekly Things” began feeling excessive, thus I’m reorganizing and launching “Monthly Wrap”. This is my new monthly post where I talk about the things I’m loving, find interesting, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently: Ready ...

Five Reasons to get excited about Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered on Amazon Prime as a single episode during their pilot season in March of this year. Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) plays Midge Maisel, a New York housewife during the 1950’s, who becomes a stand-up comedienne after her husband leaves her, a struggling comic himself. The show was picked up ...

Colorado: Photo Series

“The mountains are calling and I must go…” -John Muir Yesterday I returned from a week-long trip to Colorado, where I stayed just outside of Denver in the Lakewood community. Lakewood is beautiful and secluded in the foothills with views of the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge. We spent the trip traveling through the Rocky ...

On Wonder Woman and Confidence

*Spoilers ahead* Last week I went to see the new Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot. The film did a great job of explaining the origins of Diana Prince, making her an engaging protagonist, and weaving a narrative with heart. Needless to say, I enjoyed the film. I’m not here to give a movie review, ...

Weekly Things

“Weekly Things” is my (semi) weekly post where I talk about the things I’m loving, find interesting, or just feel like sharing. Here’s where my head is at this week: The Dial I reread Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” (post coming soon) and did some research on the Transcendentalist movement of the early to mid-1800s. I ...

Nostalgia Head: The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy is one of those movies that isn’t exactly good, but darned if you don’t love it anyway. With lovable leads like Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, it’s almost cute. Add centuries-old resurrected corpses to keep you on the edge of your seat and a dash Indian Jones and you say to yourself, “Sure, I’ll ...

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