How to Beat Writer’s Block

The folks at Stop Procrastinating did a survey to help writers beat writer’s block. For me, I’ve found that music, setting a deadline, and staying off of social media (resisting all cat videos) help combat my writer’s block. Are any of the techniques on this list helpful to beat your writer’s block? Do you have […]

Five Things That Should Be in Your Netflix Queue


 sense8. In the stylish Netflix original series, I tried to watch while I was working on a newsletter for work. I had zero clues about what I was watching, and recognized that this was a show that would need my full attention. I’m on episode two and I still have the “What the what?” reaction, […]

Pixels: A Reluctant Review


    The Mister and The Boy saw a preview of Pixels last night. From IMDB: When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits […]

BlogHer 15: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly


BlogHer 2015, the blogging conference from BlogHer and SheKnows Media, is a wrap. This was my first BIG blogger conference, and while I decompress from my trip I thought I would write out my first thoughts. The Good. New York City, duh! I’m still in love with the city that never sleeps at night. All […]

Playing Mario Kart

Winning Certificates - Cheesing Big TIME!

This is the award-winning speech I wrote for my Toastmasters Club. I made it to the regional level. In life, obstacles will always appear. Keeping your eyes on the prize leads to winning. Winning is fun, however, it’s not everything. How you play the game is just as important to gain a victory. My family’s […]

That Time I Went to Canal Street

Every knock imaginable.

When I was packing/cleaning for my current trip to New York, The Boy accused me of being a purse hoarder. I pooh-poohed his complaint, but I may have to admit that I have a slight problem. In my quest to convince The Mister that we belong in New York, I eschewed my comfort zone of […]

National Archives Foundation Sleepover in Rotunda


National Archives Foundation Prepares for Final 2015 Sleepover in Rotunda Families invited to sleep in the home of the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights Washington, DC – A few remaining tickets are left for the National Archives Foundation’s July sleepover in the Archives’ rotunda. The July 25, 2015, “History, Heroes […]