Love and Ruin by Paula McLain is a beautifully written historical fiction that follows one of Ernest Hemingway's wives, Martha Gellhorn through her early carrier and marriage. It is a story within a story that sucks you in and pulls you along on an emotional journey. I picked up this book while in BAM!, drawn… Continue reading Love and Ruin
Fear + Trigger = Scapegoat This was what I took away from a recent visit to the Salem Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and no truer words could have been spoken. Anything that is different, anyone that is different, we fear and thus we persecute. Just a glimpse at history reveals that this is man’s… Continue reading History Repeats (part 1 Witches)
In today’s society it seems to be a trend to want to blame somebody when things go wrong. All too often we see the news as the scapegoat but what we don’t realize is that news is a complicated creature, especially in today’s society. True journalism is a tool in the checks and balances system… Continue reading Free Press = Free People
Life is divided into moments. Some are small. Some are big. Some make you cry. Some make you laugh. Some just make you pause and think. All of these moments, even the painful ones, create the beautiful, complicated, individuals that we are. When we are young, we look at the “adults” around us and think… Continue reading Adventures are Comprised of Moments
Stressing over a paper you have to write? Not sure where to begin? Worried it’s not making sense or even good? Or still stuck in that place where you stare at the blank screen with no clue what to write? If any of this sounds familiar, here are a few tips that might help you… Continue reading Stuck on Words
I was insecure, scared, and certain I was "too old" to be going to school.
I saw a commercial last night that depicted a frazzled dad driving around a van full of lively girls after a soccer practice. The girls were animatedly talking in the vehicle while the father sat in the drive-through waiting for his time at the window. Almost instantly I felt my heart break a little as… Continue reading Memories in the Midst of Chaos