The Storm Will Pass; coping with anxiety

When I was in the 1st or 2nd grade I remember sitting in class crying as a thunderstorm raged outside. When the teacher realized I was upset she asked me what was wrong. I explained that I was afraid of being struck by lightening while walking home. She assured me I would be fine and… Continue reading The Storm Will Pass; coping with anxiety

Lacking the Motivation to Find Motivation

Not long ago I wrote about procrastination and how it may be induced by fear. Since then I have discovered another hindrance in the quest to achievements – motivation. I have a plethora of ideas and dreams but it all seems to stall out in the planning stage. Sometimes the daily juggling of tasks leaves… Continue reading Lacking the Motivation to Find Motivation

Roadside America the World’s Greatest Miniature Village

Several times a year we make the drive from Princeton, West Virginia to Kutztown, Pennsylvania to visit my daughter who is attending university there. On the drive we pass an interesting looking building off the side of I-78 declaring it to be Roadside America location of the “world’s greatest indoor miniature village.” Every trip I… Continue reading Roadside America the World’s Greatest Miniature Village

Lot o’ Shakespeare

Timothy Mooney is engagingly entertaining in his one man show, Lot O’ Shakespeare. Timothy has taken it upon himself to memorize a monologue from 44 of Shakespeare’s works, including six sonnets, performing them at random through the aid of IAGO (Bingo) balls.  During the interactive show the audience plays along with their IAGO cards allowing… Continue reading Lot o’ Shakespeare

An Ordinary Morning (9/11 tribute)

It was an ordinary morning. People got their coffee and commuted to work, talked on their phones, and made jokes. Nobody knew this day would be a day of historical magnitude, a day that over 3,000 people would die. I woke, fed my oldest child, and left her sitting in front of the television to… Continue reading An Ordinary Morning (9/11 tribute)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

People often remark that I am “always happy and smiley.” I wish this were so but despite having a naturally cheery disposition, being happy takes work.   There is A LOT in life that we cannot control but one thing that we are always in charge of is how we react to a situation; I… Continue reading Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman   The Antichrist has been delivered, setting in motion the events of Armageddon. However, an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crawly, decide that they enjoy Earth too much to see it come to an end. This humorous novel takes… Continue reading Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch