The Popular Journey

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

The Personal Journey, Uncategorized

“So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!

    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!

The Popular Journey

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

Mom Life, Parenting, The Momming Journey

The Art Gene is Strong With This One

 “I love being a designer of all things! Everything is design!”- Elayna Spratley I thought it appropriate to begin this post with a quote from one of my dearest friends and godmother to my babies. I have known Elayna for over ten years now and she has been a tremendous support to my family and… Continue reading The Art Gene is Strong With This One

Identity, The Personal Journey

“Why Do You Write Like You’re Running Out of Time?”

Ehh, because I am, Mr. Miranda… I really am… (please note the title is taken from song "Non Stop", from the incomparable Lin Manuel Miranda) Oh hello.  (In her best Deadpool/Ryan Reynolds voice) I’m so glad you managed to catch me in the midst of all my mess and chaos.  I’ve been gone for quite some… Continue reading “Why Do You Write Like You’re Running Out of Time?”