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A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence: A Mary Poppins Lesson

Mary Poppins.  You know her.  You love her.  And if you're a mom, you wish you had your own Mary Poppins, if just a little bit of that magic.  If only it were as easy as saying "spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down."  We've all been there, had moments as parents where… Continue reading A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence: A Mary Poppins Lesson

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Cause Everything Is Rent… Benny’s Defense

This past Sunday, FOX broadcast the much-hyped, much anticipated live version of Rent. I'll be honest, when I first saw the teaser about three weeks ago, I was a bit nervous. You see, Rent is the story of several artists living in New York City at the turn of the decade (from 1989 to 1990).… Continue reading Cause Everything Is Rent… Benny’s Defense

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Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

Growing up Catholic, I was taught the fundamental difference between good and bad.  Part of my parochial education was learning what constitutes a true mistake, a mortal sin, and original sin- the sin that comes to us in birth originated by the first sin committed by Adam and Eve.  I also learned that one has… Continue reading Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

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I Owe an Explanation

My husband has asked.  My mother has asked.  My son has asked.  You have probably asked. I have a thing for Alexander Hamilton.  There. I said it. It’s out now.  And you know what… it’s not weird… It’s not.  My enchantment with “the ten dollar founding father” began a few years ago, coincidentally  when the… Continue reading I Owe an Explanation

Identity, Pop Culture, The Popular Journey, Uncategorized

The Future is Female- A Look Into The Power and Female Empowerment

I love to read.  It’s the only thing where you can be whoever you want and go wherever you want without even leaving your seat.  I thought for a long time about whether or not I would say something about the last book I read, as I turned the last page with my mouth wide… Continue reading The Future is Female- A Look Into The Power and Female Empowerment

Pop Culture, The Popular Journey

All I Needed to Know About Life, I Learned From…Carmen Sandiego

Greetings Gumshoes, Where in the World/in Time is Carmen Sandiego is perhaps one of my most favorite childhood shows.   Hosted by the late Lynn Thigpen, a boss in her own right, Carmen Sandiego invited kids enrolled at New York City public schools to join A.C.M.E, an organization dedicated to fighting crime, especially those that threaten… Continue reading All I Needed to Know About Life, I Learned From…Carmen Sandiego

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Should This Even Still Be A Question??

Warning:  This post is about to piss some people off.  But... I do not care. Guns.  We live in a country where there are people who treat their guns like members of the family.  They collect them, use them, clean and take of them.  I currently live in a state with open carry laws, meaning… Continue reading Should This Even Still Be A Question??

Pop Culture, Sports, The Popular Journey

58 Years

From Wentz we came... In Foles, we trusted! February 4, 2018.   A day that will forever live on in Philadelphia history.  On this day, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles claimed the franchise’s very first Lombardi Trophy symbolic of their Super Bowl victory.   I watched the game, nerves wrecked and acrylic paint chipping off my fingernails.  I… Continue reading 58 Years