How a Failure Turned into a Gift

How a Failure Turned into a Gift

I’d had roller derby dreams for years. I love roller skating. I love the fun names. I’m amazed by the grace and athleticism, the skill and tactics. And yes, I was definitely even more swayed after seeing the movie Whip It. I mean, who wouldn’t want...
Musical Episodes

Musical Episodes

Ooooh, what’s more divisive in TV than these two words: musical episode. I, for one, get pumped when I see it. (I mean, duh.) Here’s a roundup of a few of my faves.   1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer “Once More, With Feeling” The original...
17 Quotes for Writing Inspiration

17 Quotes for Writing Inspiration

I’m in the ever-difficult second draft stage of my little hopeful novel. It’s challenging, and I come across a lot of road blocks that make me wonder if I’m going in the right direction, if this makes sense, if this is anything at all. Luckily,...
She’s No Streisand

She’s No Streisand

Dang, I love musicals. Love them. My grandparents had the videodisc of Annie. (Yes, videodisc. Remember the vinyl album-sized squares that you’d shove into a machine and pull out the empty plastic cartridge? Then halfway through, the movie would stop, and...