Unmasked, Texas.

Yesterday, Greg Abbott, announced that Texas was going to open 100% and no longer require masks. As of today, the death toll in the United States of America is over half of a million souls. The CDC, America's official health agency, did not recommend nor endorse this plan by Governor Abbott. It's a political move, [...]

5 Amazon Gifts Under $20 Teens Want in 2021

5 Amazon Gifts Under $20 Teens Want in 2021

I asked my soon to be 14 year old what they wanted for their birthday. The following gifts are apparently what all of the kids at school have these days. Parents, birthday shopping has never been this easy!1) Bandanas - "Because I look really cute in bandanas. My friend lent me one of her bandanas [...]

The Midnight Sky: A Netflix Movie Review

The Midnight Sky: A Netflix Movie Review

What Netflix has billed as George Clooney's greatest achievement underperforms expectations of those that loved Lily Brooks-Dalton's Good Morning, Midnight. Earlier this month, I reviewed the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. I reviewed the novel enthusiastically, as it is an excellent read. The screenplay adapted from the novel was changed enough from the [...]

The First Christmas Cactus Bloom of 2020; May it Bring me Cheer.

In a tough year, I am pleased to see such a gorgeous bloom. Today in particular, I am feeling insecure and not particularly useful. I keep looking at this beautiful flower to try to lift my spirits. When one gives up their career to raise children, there often comes a time when they’re not needed [...]