So, Whiplash with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons was emotional, terrifying, yet winning

Photo courtesy of The New Yorker, Whiplash, Teller and Simmons 2014

So, I took some much needed chill time with my soon to be high school senior, and watched a movie, Whiplash, with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Though she big time denies it, she only wanted watch it for Teller. She is not a movie person, she is totally a play/musical kind of person because […]

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So, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris…inspiring, not a strong enough descriptor

So, I took myself to see “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”, on Sunday at 9:55 a.m. The 7 dollars I paid for the early bird show was beyond a steal. Several minutes into the plot, I began to feel myself transported into her life, her lack, her dreams. I saw parallels in this character; doing […]

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So, yeah, pain and holding back emotions has kept me away…

So, as I have mentioned, the last year and a half have been so freaking hard for me. I have forever changed as a person as a result. Good and bad. I miss who I used to be in some ways, but feel stronger and more sure of myself and my life as a result […]

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So, I disappeared but started a podcast…

So, I have been gone. Fighting the power to get schools open, trying not not be depressed and lifting up my child all at the same time. I am going to get back with it. In the meantime, I started a podcast! Tonight! Please check me out. Be kind. It was hard for me! Thanks […]

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So, I fought for my mom and now for my kid…

So, where we live, it is close to 365 days since our kids have been to school. It is hard to believe that in our country, kids are being held inside their homes when government agencies and medical professionals have clearly stated that schools are safer places to be. People are actually arguing despite teen […]

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So, What Christmasy Things Must You Do to Feel Complete?

So, we are 1 day away from my favorite holiday of the year and I am sure that some of you feel the same. For some of us we didn’t have solid family traditions, Chinese takeout on the way to midnight service was a part of your holiday (my mom and I did this one […]

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So, I’ve been gone too long and it’s complicated

So, mom got sick. I tried the best doctors and took her to one of  the best hospitals on the east coast and she passed away in May because she was too ill by the time I found out in January. I has to fight every step to get all of the things given to […]

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So, why do I pause?

So why do I pause? Why do I stay away? Why can’t I talk or be the same person? I have lost. I have battled. I have cried. I have fallen down.  I have wept. I have prayed I give up. I triumph. I falter. I flail. The pain sears. And then it heals. Loss, […]

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