seasons

When I was feeling ragey and confused during my college years, I would blast music from my CD player. I probably annoyed the other residents in my dorm, but I was the RA so I didn’t care. The Singles soundtrack was my go-to CD to blast for tracks like “State of Love and Trust,” “Birth […]

my generation

If you are reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2017. It’s not a given that we’ll make it through any year, but 2016 felt¬†particularly dicey. In a year in which we lost so many artists and cultural icons, my family and I suffered personal losses as well. We lost my father-in-law in October. It’s […]

like a bird without any song

Popular culture seems like our only culture in 2016, but it wasn’t always that way.¬†Thirty years ago we had to seek and find pop culture. We had to pursue it; it wasn’t thrust upon us via 500 cable channels, the internet, or social media. We were lucky enough to see a glimpse of an artist […]

floods and prince and email. oh my.

I just thought I was having a rough week when the kids were unexpectedly home from school due to flooding last week. Little did I know Prince would die, thus ending a craptastic week craptastically. I’m not going to address all my Prince feelings in this post. He gets his own post. But I am […]

30 Days of Thanks: LIFE

Committing to do something every day is a challenge for me, but for this exercise I feel it’s necessary. Since my weekend with Oprah, I’m trying to be extra mindful of the things for which I am thankful. This will be an exercise in gratitude for me in the least; in the most, I hope […]