Like I promised in my WWW Wednesday post yesterday, I finished the Ron Chernow biography of George Washington. Washington: A Life is a beautifully written, incredibly well-written, biography that doesn't shy away from the darker parts of Washington's life. It's easy, as Americans, to hold George Washington in this Godlike stature that makes him seem… Continue reading Washington: The only adult in the room
Yesterday, my friend, Jen, posted a Facebook live video (you can find her live videoes here she makes insprational and thought provoking videos about small ways to make your life a little bit better each day.) about what you wanted to be when you were seven and how those first career goals shape your life and… Continue reading A Writer’s Life, my NaNoWriMo Journey.
*As much as I try to keep it out of my blog, there is some political talk in this blog post.* When I started this blog in late January, I had grand plans. I was going to write book reviews on Mondays, have a long post about something book related on Wednesdays, and post short stories… Continue reading Is 2017 Sucking Out The Creativity?
I spent 60 hours with this audio book, please indulge me in spending two blog post on it. It occurred to me in re-reading the post I wrote last week about the Sherlock Holmes stories that I spoke more about mystery and crime stories in general. This week I'm going to write about Sherlock specifically.… Continue reading A Study in Sherlock Holmes
I have spent 60 hours listening to Stephen Fry reading most of the canon Sherlock Holmes stories. I want to start this out by saying if you enjoy audiobooks and want to listen to Sherlock Holmes, I would spend an audible credit on this collection. You get all but the last set of stories for… Continue reading The Adventure of Loving Mystery Stories
Monday was the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Since so many people have been sharing their Harry Potter stories, I figured today I would too because Harry Potter has been such a huge part of my life for most of those 20 years. I am almost positive I have discussed… Continue reading Happy Birthday Harry Potter
Long time readers of this blog, I'm sure, have been thinking "I wonder what happened to Deanna's friend Jen? She talked about her so much the first month of blogging and then hasn't mentioned her since. Did Jen finally get tired of Deanna constantly talking about Hamilton?" The answer to that is "probably" but it… Continue reading Gratitude Journals