MANSFIELD PARK: A Return to Jane Austen

This book has been described as Jane Austen’s most politically-charged and therefore most controversial novel because she mentions the British slave trade and Fanny’s uncle does business in the West Indies. To me, however, it’s mostly just like Jane Austen’s other works - it is the story of a young lady becoming a woman. In … Continue reading MANSFIELD PARK: A Return to Jane Austen

My Current Travel Bucket List

This was indeed a dangerous post to write because now I want to go to every single one of these places right this very minute. But, alas, I don't have the means. It's a sad, sad story - one I have told too many times before. So this one goes into the "long-term goals" category. … Continue reading My Current Travel Bucket List

What It’s Like to Be Fatter Than My Friends

I am not obese, nor do I consider myself as such - let's just get that out there. At most stores I am a Large. Pants size: 12. Bra size: 38D. Height: 5’9”. I don’t own a scale. The last time I officially weighed myself was probably at my last doctor’s appointment. I think I … Continue reading What It’s Like to Be Fatter Than My Friends

Get to Know Me! A Q&A full of questions no one asked me, but I decided to answer anyway.

So… somehow I ended up with 18 followers on here. And I know that’s not a lot especially in comparison to the social media giants of this age we live in, but to me it’s a pretty big deal. So, HEY! How’s it going?!? Perhaps this is not necessary or even wanted, but I figured … Continue reading Get to Know Me! A Q&A full of questions no one asked me, but I decided to answer anyway.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Revisited

I recently saw To Kill a Mockingbird at a local theater, a story that has stuck with me through many years, and will continue to stick with me for the rest of my life. My interest in the production peaked when I found out my director from high school would be playing Atticus. He is possibly my … Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird, Revisited

David Sedaris’ DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM is Life-Giving

I have made the conscious decision to read everything David Sedaris writes. He shares this honor with only three others: Gillian Flynn, Jane Austen, and J.K. Rowling under any pseudonym. Sedaris was first introduced to me by my Writing Essays professor in college. That class allowed Creative Non-fiction to become my favorite genre. The writer is … Continue reading David Sedaris’ DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM is Life-Giving

Why Starting a New Job Isn’t a Big Deal Anymore

I got a new job. But it's not a big deal. I’ve had a lot of different jobs over the years. I’ve worked in a craft/party supplies store, in a costume shop, as a painter (of walls, not portraits), in various theaters, as a barista, as a restaurant host, and now in retail. Starting this … Continue reading Why Starting a New Job Isn’t a Big Deal Anymore