Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Reading is FUNdamental?

SOC Sunday 2015

I usually write my posts on a Saturday night because I just hate waking up to obligations. I will say that morning posts are definitely different than evening posts when it comes to my writing but with the time change (you did set your clocks … [Continue reading]

How Stock Photos Really Represent Corporate Life

Diverse business men randomly standing in a picture frame

Back in the day (the day apparently being 2005), I started working as the Director of Marketing for a mortgage company. If it sounds really stimulating, you might be right. You might also be very, very wrong. I was quickly schooled in the creation … [Continue reading]

A blogger and a father and a Jewish funeral

Sol Levinson chapel

There's a constant push and pull inside of me. There is knowing the inevitability of death and there is the denial of that reality. If we don't think about it or read about it or talk about it, then it's as if it's not really there. When Oren … [Continue reading]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Overcoming Post-Vacation Anxiety

SOC Sunday 2015

For probably the 4th year in a row, we were able to plan a weeklong escape to Florida right when winter seemed to have us in its clutches. I know I'll be going back to it but I feel ready to face the inevitable end of winter. I cam practically hear … [Continue reading]

A Disney Vacation Round-Up

Evan meets Peter Pan

Even bloggers need a vacation and by the time you read this, I'll be most of the way through my weeklong Disney vacation. We usually go for a week every February for several reasons: The weather isn't blazing hot. The crowds are low (relatively … [Continue reading]

Zoom Zoom Zooming in the Mazda3

Mazda3 6 speed

The joy of loving cars is that I get asked to drive a lot of cars and I'm more than happy to oblige. But this latest request had me a little tickled. "Can you or your husband drive manual vehicles?  We’ve got a few in your area that are wide open … [Continue reading]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Having a Cold, Cold Heart

SOC Sunday 2015

While my thoughts today were inspired by the unseasonably frigid temperatures, I'm actually in a much warmer climate on vacation. It's made me realize how easy it is to forget your every day reality when you escape from it. And for me, especially … [Continue reading]

The Academy Award Winners (based on trailers)

Hollywood Star - Fadra Nally

Thanks to my role in the Fandango Family, I've seen more movies this year than I have in eight years! (Related: my son just turned eight years old.) But I'm still pretty far behind. As a theater student who always had dreams of becoming a movie … [Continue reading]

Are you psychically skeptical? This might change your mind.

Spirituality quote

  What happens when you take a little girl and send her to a Lutheran Sunday School, put her in a Methodist children's choir, and then take her to churches full of autoharps and holy rollers? Well, just read my blog and you'll find … [Continue reading]

The Fastest Italian-Polish Meal I’ve Ever Made

Johnsonville® Italian Sausage #MeatballMasters

I made a delicious and easy dinner using Johnsonville® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. On a typical night in my household, my husband might ask me: "What's for dinner?" Seem fairly innocuous, right? Then why do I react like … [Continue reading]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Losing My Blogging Mojo

SOC Sunday 2015

This week felt like my first real brain dump. It's been hard to let go of my writing. A lot harder than when I used to do this. So I'm thinking maybe this exercise is a good one for me. When I wrote this entry, I started in one direction and felt … [Continue reading]