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Over the weekend I watched ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ The tone and mood of the movies matched what’s going on in my life. Last week, my campus had a study break to enable staff, and students, to prepare for online learning. I scrambled to brush on WebEx, a meeting software provided by the […]

Alright, I admit to borrowing the bio line for Tobia Menzies Twitter account. It suited what happened this week and the past five months. In grief, sometimes you forget to breathe. It’s like once the person you love stops breathing, you forget you’re still alive and must continue breathing. For nearly five months, my brother […]

Mandatory Spoiler Warning  The following post will discuss events in ‘The Stranger.’ I will not disclose the ending, but other events are fair game and, let’s face it, too good not to discuss. Most people took huge gulps of the series once it went live on January 30, while life made me take the series […]

It’s Christmas Eve and I went around my social media feeds to wish people the best of the season, with one Instagram post, also shared on Facebook acknowledging people mourning a loss. This year is a paradox. I sit on the couch seeing a mass broadcast from Immaculate Conception Basilica in Washington, DC, yet I […]

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Image: Goodreads Around page 534 of Wanderers, I made a rare status update while updating my Goodreads books. Holy Crap this book, I wrote making me begin another novel, something fun to overlap it and be the next read.  I continued reading the book, and when I turned the…

Sometimes, the universe, or a member of that universe, comes along as if to say, “you need a momentary distraction. May I help?” And help he does. Yoink! That’s what I started to say, then learned it was a test shot. Really? What’s the class? Introductory Cardiac Arrest? The actual photoshoot is like, what, graduate […]

If you had one song left inside your soul What would you sing tonight? If you had one chance left before we’re old The last song of your life What is it you wait for? Tell me who you are Not what you’ve rehearsed All the other parts     Friday, August 2, 2019, exam […]