Dead Wake- Why Cruises aren’t for Me.


  This post was inspired by Dead Wake by Erik Larson, a thrilling account of Lusitania’s last voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and the U-boat that attacked it. Join From Left to Write on March 26th as we discuss Dead Wake. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. I have many things on my bucket list: a trip to Hawaii, bungee jumping, swimming with dolphins, spelunking … [Read More...]



I stepped into my kitchen a couple weeks back and decided to bake. I hadn't baked in awhile, at least not something from scratch. As you may (or may not have) known, I am struggling with depression, and it was and still is my decision to not look into medication. So really, baking from-scratch treats went to the wayside much like everything else. Yet, I had to get into my kitchen to make this … [Read More...]

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup with Redpack Tomatoes

homemade tomato soup

I was given a gift pack in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own, and are not to be confused with others opinions who may or may not like tomato soup. Wait- How can you not like tomato soup?!?! If you are the adventurous type, I will more than likely invite you down my decrepit wobbly basement stairs for a glimpse of my pantry. I will give you a helmet, and a safety harness for your … [Read More...]

My Thoughts on: Trapped Under the Sea.

trapped under the sea

This post was inspired by Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey. In Boston, five men were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel below the ocean to do a nearly impossible job that would help clean the once dirtiest harbor in America. Join From Left to Write on February 19th as we discuss Trapped Under the Sea As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. In 1999 I was … [Read More...]

Valentines Day for the Domestically Challenged.


I don't pretend to be Wife or Mother of the year. I also don't have time for the Bento packing, handcrafted costume making, everything matches, perfectly cleaned home, Mom taxi service, perfect wife and mother....stuff. There is no happy work-life balance in my world. My full time job is taxing, but it doesn't mean that I need to give up on life.  What I am good at is planning. Planning parties, … [Read More...]