International Women's Day seems strange to me. I mean, as a group of people who make up a decent portion of the population, I have issue with celebrating our magnificence on only one day. Women are pretty amazing. We are strong, enduring everything from sexual harassment to negative stereotypes about our driving skills. Every year more and more women are attending … Continue reading Reflections on International Women’s Day: Spending Time With Mama
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility." - William Wordsworth What do we imagine when we think of poets or poetry? I think immediately our minds wander to images of coffee shops in the city. You know, the ones filled with people dressed in black … Continue reading Does the Muse Dwell in Suburbia?
"Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink." Reading has always been a passion of mine. It is so easy to pick up a book and let your mind wander away to some distant world, leaving everything behind. I can't lie, though: I graduated college and my reading habit came to a halt. I … Continue reading Reading After a Drought
I remember my visit to Rome quite well. It’s hard to forget a place that magical. Even more so, it’s hard to forget a place where everything has significance. Although obviously important, I’m not referring to historical significance. I won't even talk about that here. I’m talking about the fact that Romans, almost as beautifully … Continue reading Romance and Roman Cappuccino
Hey, everyone! As promised, this second post about our overnight stay in Gettysburg will feature our dinner at the Dobbin House Tavern, a wine tasting at the Knob Hall Winery, and the breakfast at the Brafferton Inn. So if you’re a foodie planning to visit Gettysburg, keep reading! The Dobbin House Tavern is my favorite … Continue reading Overnight Stay in Gettysburg: Part II
Hello, everyone! It has been over a month since I last posted. Between working, planning a wedding, and everything in between, I've had very little time for leisure activity... Until this past weekend! We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early so we booked a one-night stay at a bed and breakfast in … Continue reading Overnight Stay in Gettysburg: Part I
We're now about a week into winter and soon the weatherman (hopefully) will be predicting some snow days. Along with a healthy stockpile of wine, cheese, and chocolate, a good music library is essential to a successful winter's day. Below I've listed 5 of my favorite albums to listen to when Old Man Winter visits. … Continue reading 5 Albums to Listen to on Snowy Days