50 Shades of Controversy: No opinion is invalid

Just over a week ago, the first 50 Shades of Grey movie was released in movie theatres (it was No. 1 at the box office in its first weekend of release, though reports this weekend say the box office for the film has dropped 70% in its second weekend, though it remains at No. 1). A lot… Continue Reading

Why I’m thinking harder about the words I say and write

I’ve been told I’m too negative. Not as a person, generally speaking (OK, my husband does say I tend to bring down the mood on occasion). Rather, it’s in how I write or speak to people. I’ve had this (constructive) criticism given to me by a number of people, most commonly by my supervisors at… Continue Reading

52 in ’15: The Girl on the Train

This is part of my 2015 reading challenge. You can find an explanation of the challenge here, with a list of all the types of books I plan to read this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far. This book is a mystery/thriller. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 4 of… Continue Reading

52 in ’15: Us

This is part of my 2015 reading challenge. You can find an explanation of the challenge here, with a list of all the types of books I plan to read this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far. This book is a book with a one-word title. Us by David Nicholls My rating: 4 of… Continue Reading

Where does a year go?

A year ago this past Wednesday, I took a test that I thought was going to change my life. I had been feeling crappy for a week. My stomach bothered me, I was tired, I just felt off. “Maybe you’re pregnant,” my then-boss half-joked during a Starbucks run. “Impossible,” I said, but on the inside,… Continue Reading