Let’s Do This, 2018

I usually don’t make New Year resolutions. I’m not really sure if it’s because subconsciously I know I won’t keep them, or because I’m too lazy, or what. Honestly, I normally don’t feel one bit of difference as December 31 dissolves into a new year. It’s always just been another day for me. Something about this year is different, though. Maybe it’s because I’m getting … Continue reading Let’s Do This, 2018

Diary of a Loser Beauty Queen

(that’s not a first place trophy) When I was younger, I was all about putting on performances. I loved the spotlight. I’d sing, I’d dance (badly), I’d dress up and do impressions, I’d put on magic shows, basically anything to entertain people. But for some reason, when it came to doing it for anything other than fun, I’d choke. I didn’t do talent shows or anything … Continue reading Diary of a Loser Beauty Queen

Tuesdays with Morrie: A Universal Story About Life

I can still remember the first time I read Tuesdays with Morrie. It took all of one day. It was 4 a.m. when I finished the last page. I closed the book, said my prayers, and cried myself to sleep. *** Working in a library, I’m often asked for book recommendations. Usually, I’ll try to get a sense of what the person likes before I make a suggestion but I … Continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie: A Universal Story About Life