Lot o’ Shakespeare (review)

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 (review)

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

Dismal Falls Retreat

Looking for a bit of outdoor adventure but wanting something more rustic and quiet, let me introduce to you Dismal Falls Retreat in Bland, Virginia. This under-appreciated park is part of the Jefferson National Forest and offers a bit of everything for the outdoor lover – hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and horse trails. All easily… Continue reading Dismal Falls Retreat

Bye-Bye Birdie

Tomorrow is the first day of school for our county and I find myself moving towards it with a sense of sad trepidation. My son is a junior in high school this year. My baby boy, the last one. It has been 16 years since I had to take just one child to school. SIXTEEN… Continue reading Bye-Bye Birdie

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)

Today ends my social media challenge. Though I would like to say that I will not be returning to such time wasting tools such as Facebook, the truth is, I missed it. I missed seeing pictures of my friends’ kids and hearing about the quirky day that my various family members had. In such a… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)