THE LITHIUM TRIBUNE- Day 1: The Reincarnation of Me.

DAY #1: TODAY I Did my nails. Got my eyebrows waxed because they have been bothering me. And, of course, I let them bother me just to torture myself. Waved to a random stranger and smiled. The gesture was not reciprocated, but I am confident in my next attempt. Maybe next time I will try the middle finger- that seems to get more of a response where I live. Made conversation with a … [Read More...]

What Happens when you take Technology away from your Kids.

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What happens when you take technology away from your children? Life. Life Happens! They start playing with their toys again, and they start playing together. The whine less, and ask less, and depend on less. They share better, communicate better, and are overall more eager to get outside. They Explored More Sought More Adventure They Looked for Opportunities to Find the … [Read More...]

A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen-and other Ridiculousness.

My Mother and I, circa the 80's.

From a very young age, I was fiercely independent, and undoubtedly always trying to redefine what being a girl meant. I wasn't necessarily a tomboy, but I didn't really enjoy the frilly pink things either. I spent my childhood playing with Matchbox cars a lot, and Barbies were a means to hair cutting experimentation instead of creative role play. I loved riding my Dusty Rose Bicycle, it hauled-ass … [Read More...]

Dead Wake- Why Cruises aren’t for Me.

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  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...]

Cake+Depression=…………

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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...]