“Holy darkness, blessed night, heaven’s answer hidden from our sight. As we await you, O God of silence, we embrace your holy night.” Happy Easter Everyone! I hope everyone is having an amazing Easter, and if you don’t celebrate an amazing weekend! Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. It is a true celebration and melding of spring, ….
“And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.” ~ Roy Bean Snow, Snow, where art thou? Not going to lie, I was a little bitter a couple weeks ago, when it snowed in New York and I was in Vermont and got nada. Zip. None of the fluffy white stuff! With ….
It is hard to believe that sixteen years have passed. I was a child, but I ended that day with my innocence shattered and profound grief that the world could be so evil. Yet I quickly learned despite the most incomprehensible and horrific circumstances there are good people. In one day we saw the worst and best of humanity. We ….
“I can’t think without my glasses.” ~ Vivienne Westwood Fashionably Four Eyes: Part One A year ago June, I wrote a piece that went viral which not only shocked me (it is always interesting to me, what wins the post popularity contest) but even appalled my sense of vanity since a whole-lotta people saw me in my glasses. No, not ….
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ~ George A. Moore I feel like I say this every year, but Summer has literally flown by. It seems like just yesterday, I was getting excited for my birthday and now August is upon us. I can not complain to much, ….
“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” ~ rabindranath tagore Today is a special day because it is my Dad’s birthday. It wouldn’t be right to share his age, just know he is old! Like really old! I kid, kind of. As the youngest of five, my parents were and ….
“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.” ~ Helen Keller Teen Detective Extraordinaire Books literally feed my soul. They have since I was a child. The first person to do that was teen ….
“Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.” ~ Robert Griffin III Going to visit my grandparents my grandfather would be sitting in his Lazy Boy recliner watching the news or sports. Having been born in New Jersey, it was a sure bet that he would be rooting for the Giants or Rangers ….
“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” ~ Andy Goldsworthy I remember as a kid waking up to huge white flakes falling down and my mom telling me I didn’t have school. It was a snow day! The giddiness I felt at something that was so decadent especially for a Mountain town where driving around in blizzards was ….
“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.” ~ Caroline Kennedy I remember jumping out of ….