Yes, I consider August 22nd to be mid-summer. Please don’t burst my bubble with any of that nasty reality. So here is how I’ve been spending my summer so far: Readin’ and Writin’ I’ve been doing a ton of reading, but very little to speak of when it comes to writing. I finished writing my… Read More Mid-Summer Check In
I’m enjoying my vacation so far, but one of the things I’ve noticed is that without work to focus on, I’ve kind of lost my focus altogether. My friends and I call this a “shiny cookie” moment. Imagine a squirrel who sees something shiny, and now cross it with a little kid who sees a… Read More The Week so Far….
For me, finding fun and interesting topics to blog about is the hardest part of blogging. Well, that and dealing with technical glitches that occur when I try to link to my past blog posts. Seriously. That first sentence took me twenty minutes. Anyway… I decided to take my own advice and tap into the… Read More 10 Guilty Pleasures
A few years ago I wrote a blog post about My Favorite Books. It was kind of fun to track down my favorite books from their various resting spots around my house and stack them together on a bookshelf, then talk about why I loved each of them. It was so fun, actually, that I… Read More Top Shelf DVDs – Part I
I have a problem… I’ve been trying to post at least one blog a week (two would be better according to my publishers who are really smart people), but I am struggling to find new and interesting material, especially given the rules I set for myself when I started my blog. Oh, did I not… Read More Blogging 101
I’m in the middle of my annual January Oscar frenzy where I try to see as many nominated movies as possible. I’m doing pretty well, but still have a few major contenders left. I thought I’d share my progress by breaking down the nominees into three categories: Movies I’ve seen Movies I plan to see… Read More Oscar Night Checklist
I’m going to start out my blog this week with a slightly more serious topic for me: “Hale No” Movement For folks who are not in the book writing/publishing business, you probably haven’t heard of Kathleen Hale. I’ve included a link below that tells her story, but the basic facts are these: Kathleen Hale wrote… Read More Reviewing and Rating: Books and TV
You can’t tell it from the weather, but Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. To get the season started, here’s a little rundown of what has been on my pop culture radar lately: TV • I am loving Fargo. It is probably odd to start a summer list with a television show where… Read More Summer!
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read if you haven’t seen the series finales of: How I Met Your Mother M*A*S*H Ally McBeal Mad About You Homicide: Life on the Streets Quantum Leap I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to TV series finales. If a long-standing television show is coming to a close, I’ll… Read More Curtain Call
Well, so far my New Year’s resolution of updating my blog more frequently is off to a less-than-stellar start. But I have excuses. Great ones! (As an aside, I do worry about my ratio of “regular blogs” to “blogs devoted to excusing myself for not writing more blogs.” I don’t have a specific number, but… Read More More Excuses? Really?!