Mmmkay so 2019 is here and going and I thought I should give a quick update about my writing plans and goals for the year. This blog is basically my dumping ground for everything else I do and the occasional update. Would you like to see more original content here, too? I'm writing weekly (plus … Continue reading Looking into the New Year
The first time I can remember making my first major auditory-visual connection like these was when I was six years old. My class was learning how to pray the Rosary. Our first grade classroom had the fluorescent lights switched off but the window blinds open so that it was dark and calming. We sat in … Continue reading The Blessing and Curse of Being Finely Attuned to Sound
Soooooo it's already been a busy month and there is SNOW ON THE GROUND here. Please put me out of my misery! IT'S ONLY OCTOBER!! *cries profusely in the corner* So glad I'm going to Florida for a few days at the end of the month. ANYWAY At the end of September, I had a … Continue reading A Writing Dump!
Mother Angelica points out the similarities we find in all the lives of the saints. “Love for God and neighbor, determination to imitate Jesus; an immediate rising after a fall, a complete breakaway from grievous sin, growth in virtue and prayer, and the accomplishment of God’s Will,” she writes. When broken down like this, holiness … Continue reading 8 Practical Tips from Mother Angelica on Holiness
Yesterday, I participated in the #MeToo campaign meant to shed light on how pervasive the problem of sexual harassment and assault is in our country and towards women in particular. I expected people to question me on my experiences (no one did), I expected solidarity (which I found in much higher percentages than I anticipated), … Continue reading A Cycle of Objectifying
Since we've been on a #MacNCheeseFridays temporary hiatus, these are two wildly successful recipes I've made recently. CRAB MAC 'N' CHEESE You Will Need: 8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 cups milk 1/4 cup butter 2 1/2 tbsp … Continue reading #MacNCheeseFridays Recipes, Vol. 1
So we left off with me swearing off dating for a while in Part 1 After my last relationship in high school, I wasn't in a relationship again for 8 years. 8 years. Now this isn't necessarily such a bad thing and I did go on a couple dates here and there, but the real … Continue reading My Life Story, in Pieces: Part 2