Answering Questions & An Overview (and some hair-dos, lol)

Hi Readers! I figured I haven’t done a quick introduction and overview for some new connections here, so here it goes! I’m also sharing some throw back photos of the books I’ve published (and my many hair-dos since!) 1—Why am I holding The Postcard in the first photo? This week marks the one-year anniversary of…

What I’m Working On: My Summer Writing Projects

Two weeks remain until the close of the Spring 2018 semester. It’s been a very hectic, but productive one, and I’m eager to hear some final student presentations, read final papers, and complete the final curriculum of the year. I may take a few days off afterwards to smell the roses, go for a road…

Kind of Obsessed with John Mayer

Ever since I saw his concert two weeks ago, I’ve been listening to my entire John Mayer catalog of music. I own all of his CDs, and I’ve been a fan for years, and I do listen to him often. But now I think I’ve crossed a line and have become a little obsessed. You…

My Precious 45 RPM Records (are in the box)

Last night my parents dropped off a box they found while cleaning out their basement. They brought it to me, and I was surprised to see what was inside. Obviously, if you either (a) follow my blog, or (b) know me personally, you know that I LOVE MUSIC and always have. As a kid, I…

Nevertheless…

I was definitely born in the wrong era; this wicked-ass hopeless romantic loves music from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It’s the reason why I’m such a fan of Mr. Buble. He brings back all the classic standards that I love and makes them his own…with charm and sex appeal. “Nevertheless” has always been one…

Once Upon A Time, There Was Stevie Wonder and 8-Track Tapes

In my room as a teen, I had a stereo. It consisted of a receiver with a turntable, two speakers, and an 8-Track tape player. I’ve always loved music, and my weekends were often spent writing down each of the songs Casey Kasem played during the American Top 40 Countdown. And when that was over,…

Holy Moly. Move Over Mr. Buble—This Girl’s Got Swag.

Only occasionally do I post music clips, but today I am unusually compelled to do so. With a strong affinity for Mr. Buble and Sinatra, I tend to watch something when their names are mentioned alongside a singer–especially one so young. At seven years of age when this video was shot, this girl has got…

Musical Interlude…

* * * Today, I have nothing to say…I just want you to listen…and enjoy. Happy Holidays.

Moved To Tears

I don’t know what it is about driving in a car by yourself with the ability to listen to whatever music you choose, but there are some songs that are so poetic, they move me to tears. I’m back to my old tricks–the hopeless romantic in me has returned. Full force. On my way up…

Phillip Phillips and My Mother

As I was putting away my Christmas presents this morning and trying to organize the children’s bundle of gifts, I came across a gift that my mom gave me yesterday: the Phillip Phillips album on disc. Yes, I’m still one of those people who prefers to receive a CD; I realize most people are of…