Mystery TV and movies

I read a wide variety of books – mysteries, thrillers, romance, history, and more. When it comes to TV and movies, I tend to watch what catches my fancy, which may or may not fit into a genre I read or ordinarily watch. I love watching a good mystery or thriller, though. I’m a huge fan of Criminal Minds, Elementary, […]

The best date I ever had

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, I was thinking about romance themed things I could write about this week. And I thought of this: the best date that I ever went on. First, let me tell you about the man who took me on this date. His name was Brian (or maybe he spelled it Bryan, I can’t remember […]

Mourning the death of a familiar stranger

(Photo Credit: Steve Alexander (originally posted to Flickr as Glenn Frey) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) In recent days, we’ve lost famous names we all know: David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey. Many of us have cried, or otherwise felt such deep sadness over their passing. Someone wondered why we mourn these people that we don’t know.  I think […]

Reading and exercising your brain

You may or may not realize this, but I’m a very introverted, shy person. I’m not comfortable in crowds, I don’t like being the center of attention (which is why I don’t have any video posts, although I am considering changing that), and given the choice, I’d rather stay home any day. Which is why reading is so vital to […]

Fantasy of romance vs reality

As an adult, I’ve had enough relationships to realize that they don’t all end in happy ever after, and that happy for the moment is the best we get sometimes. I’ve learned who I am, both in and out of a relationship, and that it’s important that I retain that knowledge and don’t let go of it in an attempt to hold on to a relationship that simply isn’t meant to be. I can support friends as they struggle to work out problems in a relationship, and lend a shoulder to cry on when they walk away, as well as smile happily at their weddings or the births of their children.