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
It's NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month and what better way than to officially start my first novel! I started writing fiction as a way to realize my most entertaining day dreams into something more tactile. I always only did it for fun, not really seeing a practical future in a career as… Continue reading “So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!
As I was driving home from running errands for the third straight day, my music lists, as it always seems to do, shuffled to the right song at the right time. And of course, I was ready to sing along, as I always am. But then, I caught myself as I joined in with the… Continue reading Homecoming Mindset
A new family has moved onto the street followed closely by a huge moving truck. The family is a young one, the parents probably no more than 28, the kiddos no more than 7 or 6. The house they are moving into is a simple one, situated right in the middle of a six-or five-… Continue reading What About Your Friends?
Teaching. It's a calling, they say. It must be, for it warrants a crap ton of work for very little pay. Most teachers will say they love what they do. They love their kids. Why else do anything, especially when there isn't much money involved. Bills do still need to get paid, don't you know. … Continue reading 24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night
You know like House Hunters but the opposite! If you’ve been following my life, you know that we had bought our first home when we moved to Colorado two years ago. It was a very different experience from what most have being that a, we are military, and b, we bought sight unseen. In just… Continue reading Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell
Originally written 14 July 2017, some parts added 14 May 2018 Fort Carson, CO Dear Mr. Miranda, May I call you Lin? I’m going to thank you in advance for your time and I ask that you forgive my loquaciousness in advance. Listen, I don’t normally do this sort of thing… writing letters to people… Continue reading A Letter…
Upon moving out of my first post-college apartment, I stumbled upon a storage file box labeled “College.” Being the curious creature that I am, I decided to take a trip down memory lane eager to read through some of my past assignments. How much had I really changed in those mere three to seven years?… Continue reading Let’s Do the Time Warp
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
“You have any brothers or sisters?” “No, I’m an only child.” (Blank stare) “Really? I would never have guessed. How was that growing up?” (Shruggs) “I dunno… kinda sucked as a kid. I was a bit lonely.” And cue the awkward silence as the conversation goes into an entirely different direction. Sound familiar? April 10th… Continue reading Ode to the Only Child