Do Not Fear the Woman

Hey there, Do not fear the woman with power. Do not fear the woman who controls her body, who owns her body, who values what’s between her legs. Do not fear the woman who knows what she likes and will tell you how she likes it. Do not fear the woman who will tell you…

Mere Hours to Twenty-Nine

Hey there, At midnight it will be February 2nd, 2017. At midnight, I will officially have traveled around the sun 29 years. At midnight, a new ring will form in the centre of this tree. At midnight, I will breathe life from a body with a new age. At midnight, I will no longer tell…

How Are We Defined?

Hey there, I read a really interesting article yesterday that talked about the character Ryan Gosling played in La La Land. I didn’t disagree with it’s point of view – in fact, I said leaving the theatre that “Sebastian” was actually a loser who didn’t deserve a date in the first place – but it…

Changes, And Changing is Never so Simple

Hey there, Apologies for the silence on here. Getting back into the groove of things at work kept me busy, and then reading kept me busy, and then writing poetry kept me busy. Blogging took a back seat. A lot has happened since I last wrote in this blog. I think, looking back on my…

Oh, How This Heart Leaps for Hemingway

Hey there, Depending on how well you know me, you may have a general idea about my love and obsession for Ernest Hemingway. Here’s the strange thing, though; it extends beyond an appreciation for his texts. It gets into literary husband territory. What’s literary husband you ask? It’s like when someone “fangirls” about a celebrity…

A Commentary on La La Land and Dreamers

Hey there, I saw La La Land for the second time last night because, yes, it was that good. It was right up my alley; a movie about following dreams, romanticizing life, and it was tied all together with a nostalgic, vintage feel of an old-school Gene Kelly movie. And there were a lot of…

When Adult Choices Mean Putting Dreams on Hold – or do They?

Hey there, Don’t you love that click-bait title? Oh yes, such mystery… This morning I went to sign my mortgage renewal. Yes, I can’t believe it either; four years ago, on February 1st 2013, a day before my 25th birthday, I signed on the dotted line and purchased myself a home. Me. All by my…

Yearly Wrap-Up — Books Read in 2016

Hey there, The year is almost up – just a few more weeks to go – but I thought I would get working on my wrap-up. I don’t anticipate I will finish many more books before January first. Once work ends, we jump right into Christmas celebrations and then Boxing Day and there are a…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — a Short Review

Hey there, I’m a Star Wars fanatic. I’m probably one of the biggest you know. My usernames across the board are ‘Darth Claudia’. I have a Mandalorian symbol tattooed on me (among other Star Wars references scattered about). I own enough Star Wars themed clothing to wear a different outfit every day. My bookshelves are…

Wanderlust – my Drive to Succeed Fueled by Thoughts of Escape

Hey there, I’m not one of those people who can just sit still. That just isn’t me. And one of the many things that keeps me going is the idea of escape. And the fact that I’m immersing myself in Tolkien as of late fits perfectly with this wanderlust urge of mine. ‘Not all those who…