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I’m a natural busybody. My tendency to chat up complete strangers drives Studly Doright crazy. He’s something of a misanthrope and I’m whatever the opposite of a misanthrope is. 301 more words


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Toronto in April is grey, cold, flat and hard. Vancouver in April is green, blue, pink and delicious. You’re going to love Vancouver, one of my classmates promises. 1,683 more words


Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman

If you own Netflix or don’t live under a rock, you have certainly heard of a recently popular show: Orange is the New Black. What not everyone knows is that the show was inspired by a novel called  313 more words

Book Reviews

I Can't Feel My Face When I TurboFire with Lemon Water

When I was younger, I kept journals. I still have them & while most of it is uber boring reading material, it is a good bit of research fodder for my memoir writing. 571 more words

The Ringling Experience

Last year I was fortunate enough to have a handful of first time experiences while visiting Sarasota with my family. It was our annual family beach trip, but I didn’t want to get lazy on vacation and miss out on opportunities to try new things in a totally different town! 1,062 more words


Life is a Risky Business (Or At Least, It Should Be)

IT WAS ERNEST Hemingway’s birthday last week. And if he was half the man he would have lead us to believe he was, then not only was he a talented writer but also quite the adventurer, the risk-taker. 1,492 more words



My altar is secret. I don’t really even have one yet, but I’m getting ready.The things I have for it are tucked away in a box. 433 more words