The Living Room

One of my favorite shows to rewatch is The Goldbergs. I'm not sure what it is about this sitcom that gets me. I know that a lot of people out there will throw on Friends or The Office not necessarily to watch, but to have on a background noise. Especially during all this pandemic and … Continue reading The Living Room

Cooking for Myself

Can we talk about meal planning? I'm single. I live alone. Meal planning should not be a stressful event in my life. In general, it isn't. But meal planning, for me, is probably not what typically comes to mind when someone uses the phrase, "meal planning." I know when I think "meal planning," I think … Continue reading Cooking for Myself

Question of the Week #239

If your mother and father told you that they never really loved or even liked you, and you knew it was absolutely true, how would it affect your life? What if you simply overheard them saying this to someone else? What a horrible question! I'd put them in the crooked home we saw on 60 … Continue reading Question of the Week #239

My Favorite Movies #24 – Parenthood

Parenthood 1989 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... Director Ron Howard teams with Steve Martin for a heartwarming comedy about life's most rewarding occupation: parenthood. Gil (Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) are facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise their children the "right" way. But as Gil and the rest of his clan (including … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #24 – Parenthood

A to Z Challenge – The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap 1961 Directed by David Swift Quick synopsis... Susan and Sharon are identical twins separated at birth. Neither knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp, where they switch places in hopes of getting their divorced parents back together. Yes, I do believe this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Parent Trap

A to Z Challenge – The Journey of Natty Gann

The Journey of Natty Gann 1985 Directed by Jeremy Kagan Quick synopsis... America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. I know I watched this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Journey of Natty Gann

A to Z Challenge – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 1989 Directed by Joe Johnston Quick synopsis... Wayne Szalinski is a preoccupied inventor who just can't seem to get his electromagnetic shrinking machine to work. But when it finally does, it has Wayne's kids in its sights! With the now 1/4-inch-tall children swept into the trash, the real adventure begins. … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

May I Please See the Manager?

I had another weird dream last night. It started out normal enough... but it took a turn. The extended family of my childhood had all gotten together to have dinner at this seafood restaurant that we were apparently very familiar with. In reality, I did not recognize this place at all. But in the dream, … Continue reading May I Please See the Manager?

Question of the Week #211

Would $50,000 be enough money to induce you to take a loyal, healthy pet to the vet to be put to sleep? Absolutely not. If we're talking about a sick pet for whom arguing the case of prolonging its life means added suffering, yes, put it to sleep. But not a pet that's clearly part … Continue reading Question of the Week #211

Light and Sound

When I was a kid, my grandparents (on Dad's side) lived in a house in a neighborhood that was located behind a high school. I'm sure if I were to drive through that neighborhood today, it would be completely different than the way I remember it. But the way I remember things being back in … Continue reading Light and Sound