I’m so behind on updating my Goodreads list. I know this because I keep getting prompts from the 2017 Reading Challenge – “You’re 5 books behind schedule! Do you need a boost? A pep talk? A life line?” I actually have read some books over the past three months. I just had yet to collect my thoughts. … More Shannon’s Reading List: Is It Really Already Spring 2017?
I’d Heard About Criminals Being Stupid But Now I’ve Actually Seen It … More A Funny Thing Happened While Standing in Line at CVS
Feeling totally vindicated that Moonlight won best picture. If only the announcement had gone right. … More Moonlight Wins Best Picture
I marveled anew at how Maya went from a child who didn’t speak for five years to someone who spent the rest of her life speaking eloquently, powerfully, and when it matters most. … More Movie Night: And Still I Rise
I’ve been re-watching the early 2000’s show Dark Angel, and finding it eerily topical. … More Dark Angel – When A Show From the Past Becomes Relevant to the Disturbing Present
Why I love this movie with a sexist title, and released during the notoriously spirited-women-suppressing ‘50’s, but that is actually a kick-ass girl power film. … More Movie Night: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
or, In Case You Were Wondering What I Was Doing Trying to Drive to the D H Lawrence Ranch in the Snow “I really want to do this, but if I do, am I making a declaration to the universe that I want to be alone the rest of my life?” “No,” said my therapist. … More Happy Birthday To Me – Doing A Solo Gal Trip
or, I drove to the D.H. Lawrence Ranch in December. Sort of. or, Shut up, Yoda. There is too such a thing as trying. About two seconds after I turned onto the snow-covered mountain road, it crossed my mind that this wasn’t a good idea. I don’t do snow. Snow is for kids with snow … More The Road Mostly Traveled, In Both Directions
Thanksgiving. Let’s see. Eat way too much, expect that every word out of your mouth is going to be judged by the fam you only see a few times a year, and pretend nonetheless that you are actually normal and truly belong. Oh, wait, maybe that’s just me. Good thing I’m a writer. Good thing … More My Favorite Thanksgiving Disaster Scenes
I came late to learning about the whole #NotOkay movement on Twitter and only because I read Chuck Wendig’s blog post “Not All Locker Rooms, But Yes, Some Locker Rooms.” He links to the article about women tweeting their first sexual assaults and warns that reading it could be triggery. Yes, it was triggery. And while I could dwell on … More The #NotOkay Movement Got Me Thinking About This Woman I Knew. Wondering If She’s Okay.