Christmas in the Time of Covid

The Modern American Christmas season isn't the same this year. Usually as winter approaches the streets are lite with millions of twinkling lights, stores are stacked with billions of dollars worth of stock, and Christmas songs blare out of every speaker. Everywhere you look people are hustling and bustling from work to school, and store … Continue reading Christmas in the Time of Covid

Where Did the Year Go?

Silent Night is playing upstairs. Somehow, without me noticing it, November ended. I didn't write the obligatory Thanksgiving post. I didn't post about Halloween ghost stories or adventures. I didn't write the obligatory Thanksgiving post. I didn't even post photos from all my colorful fall hikes. Suddenly everyone was switching from Pumpkin Spice to Peppermint … Continue reading Where Did the Year Go?

As Autumn Leaves

Has the night always encroached so quickly, after the leaves have turned? Has the dark always fallen so surely after the first season's snow? Have the days always been so short? Have hours always felt so long? Has winter always entered so suddenly? Where has the autumn gone?

My Book Addiction: My brief history with books

I come across my book addiction naturally. I grew up surrounded by stacked shelves, bending from the weight of bound paper. Ink runs through my veins instead of blood. Even now, as adults in the age of tablets, auto, and ebooks, my entire family is addicted to hoarding the printed word. Though we all have … Continue reading My Book Addiction: My brief history with books