We’re headed to France!

Roxy and I are off to the French Riviera and looking for some book recommendations. This trip has been in the making for many months and all of a sudden it is here and I don't know what to read!. One of my favorite books about French folks is Tete-a-Tete: The...

What’s Barramundi got to do with it?

My bff recently gifted me a free week to Green Chef, a meal delivery service. I've tried most of the meal delivery services and haven't ordered one in quiet a while. I was falling deep into the single person pattern of eating cheddar cheese and turkey pepperoni for...

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

On my 40th birthday, I left work early to prepare for my celebration happy hour and arrived home to find two mourning doves waiting for me by the front steps. In and of itself, this was a strange occurrence. I had never seen mourning doves before (I had to Google them...

Folly Beach and Charleston, SC

I was lucky enough to be invited on a bachelorette weekend for my friend Jennie. It was my first bachelorette trip of my whole life! And, in a state I haven’t visited which made it even better.  We flew into Charleston and then headed straight to Folly Beach, where we...

Marinuska: An Art & Travel Book Club – Colombia

First and foremost....drinks.Limonada de coco con ron. Coconut milk, lime juice, cream of coconut and plenty of sugar with a lime slice on top. Served over ice and with a shot of rum. Or without! Then Katie shows us how to make Guacamaya...

We’re headed to France!

Roxy and I are off to the French Riviera and looking for some book recommendations. This trip has been in the making for many months and all of a sudden it is here and I don't know what to read!. One of my favorite books about French folks is Tete-a-Tete: The...

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What’s Barramundi got to do with it?

My bff recently gifted me a free week to Green Chef, a meal delivery service. I've tried most of the meal delivery services and haven't ordered one in quiet a while. I was falling deep into the single person pattern of eating cheddar cheese and turkey pepperoni for...

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A Conversation with My Inner Critic

Me: “What’s up, Critic?” Critic: “Just wondering why you’re not working?” Me: “There are dishes to be done.” Critic: “Bologna! They were there yesterday, and you didn’t care.” Me: “Well, I need more time to really sit down and write and if I have to do the dishes, I...

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Bruno Bettelheim and The Meaning of Life

Sunday morning with Bruno and coffee. The opening line of Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales states, "If we hope to live not just from moment to moment, but in true consciousness of our existence, then our greatest...

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The ONE Thing evolves.

Ever since my declaration to go to grad school for Folklore, preferably in OR, I've had a nagging feeling it is still not the right thing. The two main reasons are it would involve going into more student loan debt and the whole moving thing. I am throwing around the...

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