Taking a Blog Break Until The New Year

I made a you-got-to-be-kidding-me discovery. I repeated myself with my New York post, right down to the two songs selected. I merely wrote the post and didn't check as I usually do. Anytime I think of a song, I go back and check if I featured the song before. Often, I catch it, and lately, …

Music Monday: Dreaming of a New York City Christmas

Sometimes I close my eyes and take myself back to New York. It's two scenes really like the one below, take on my final day on a Central Park bench: The other came from the top of 30 Rock: So much happened on that trip, and my diversion to Albany only encompassed the tip of …

Music Monday: Gabriel’s Message As Sung By Sting

Gabriel's Message, sometimes called 'The Angel Gabriel Came,' comes from a Basque folk song sung in churches during the Advent season. It's one of my favourite carols, lyrics based on Gabriel's visitation to Mary to tell her she's about to give birth to the Messiah. Unfortunately, the angel leaves out the part about her son …

Music Monday: Come On Get Happy by The Partridge Family

"So much wasted time." I read the Twitter moment quoting David Cassidy's final words, shared by his daughter Katie (aka Black Canary on Arrow.) Cassidy's passing had many women reflect on their teen years with his picture on their walls, spinning his records as the soundtrack to their fantasies. I watched the reruns like everyone …

Book Talk: People I Want to Punch In The Throat by Jen Mann

Jen Mann represents one of many bloggers, like Jen Lawson, turning their blog into a book, in this case, a no-holds-barred look at parenting in the suburbs.  Her book also represents why I love libraries so much. In a bookstore, I never touch the parenting section unless a book shows up a gift list, this …

To Light My Way Through The Darkness

Last year I purchased this item, a Phillips brand alarm clock that uses light and bird sound to wake me up: The light simulates a sunrise, an important thing at 5:30 am in a dark room, in mid-November.  Compared to last year, the need to hit snooze has declined, and having my coffeemaker perk at …

Music Monday: Learn To Let It Go by Kesha

I think it's time to practice what I preach Exorcise the demons inside me Whoa, gotta learn to let it go The past can't haunt me if I don't let it Live and learn and never forget it Whoa, gotta learn to let it go https://youtu.be/Xx1RSj4biO4