One by One

Albert Einstein says, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” I’ve always been drawn to helping people who need it, and growing up I was told that I could do or be anything that I wanted to be, unlike some that are told what they have … Continue reading

Between the lines where the history lies, there is a voice inside

When fighting for equality and justice and participatory democracy ‘in general’, women become tired of just making tea for the revolution, sleeping with the leaders, and typing their manuscripts. -D. Dahlerup (1986) The New Women’s Movement Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” and “What’s That Smell in the Kitchen?” bring to light the struggle between societal views … Continue reading

Friday Night Cooking Adventures

This was so much fun tonight! I decided that instead of buying pizza I would make homemade pizzas. This is only the second time I’ve ever done this and it is so simple! What I like about it is that everyone in your family can put what they want on their pizza and its a … Continue reading

Leaving room for gray area’s

I will be the first to admit that in the past I have been one of those people who thought they had the world all figured out. Things were black and they were white, without any room for a gray area. I am currently studying sociology and my world is being rocked to its core. … Continue reading

Chicken Fried Rice

One of the things that makes me happy is successfully executing a new meal that I have never made before. Tonight I was feeling particularly ambitious and ventured to make homemade chicken fried rice. For those of you who have never made this before, it’s a lot more work than one would think. I think … Continue reading

Taking time to enjoy the beauty of today

The dreary winter months usually take a toll on me. When we get the occasional sunny day I’m too tired to venture out to enjoy it. But today I decided to take advantage of it knowing full well that snow could be on the way again soon. So I took my dog and we headed … Continue reading

And just like that…

I am sitting outside Hastings waiting for the arrival of my movies back in the truck. I am sitting and I am observing. People whirr by me and I’m not sure anyone notices I’m here. I feel invisible. I am invisible. I don’t understand how this happens. The number of people that go cascading by … Continue reading

Sometimes it hurts to remember

I stare at the tv screen and emotions blanket over me. It is impossible for me to watch a funeral, even on a television show, without thinking of the people I have lost and the funerals I have attended. I would never wish that on anyone. It doesn’t get any easier as time goes on. … Continue reading

Snot Suckers

Sitting in my tiny sky blue medal chair a mere six inches off the ground I hear snot being sucked back into noses. I see saliva being sprayed out of mouths onto hands, then on to everything else in site. My germ tolerance is very low and all I can think about is hand sanitizer and hoping … Continue reading

Hunting for orange and black

It is wet outside. The grass that hugs the side of the road is wobbling with dew. Like any other springtime I am caterpillar hunting at my cabin. Hunting may not be quite the right word since I would never hurt one, but hunting nonetheless. The chitter chatter of my family warms me as we … Continue reading