Do You Prefer Reading the Popular or Obscure Books?

Popular books: the ones everyone seems to be reading. Obscure books: the lesser known books that not everyone is reading. I have a small confession to make: whenever it seems like everyone is reading a particular book or series, I run far, far, far away from it. I just can't bring myself to read the … Continue reading Do You Prefer Reading the Popular or Obscure Books?


Where Did This Wall Come From?

I have a wall in my head. Not a real one, of course. Perhaps a block. Maybe a locked door. Who knows? But it certainly feels like a wall when I crash into it. And I don't know where it came from. I don't remember having a wall before kids. It's easy to say it … Continue reading Where Did This Wall Come From?

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. What is Myasthenia Gravis (MG)? A not too well known autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that usually takes 1-2 years to diagnose, it’s also called the snowflake disease because every case is different. It usually starts with a routine infection, like the cold or the flu, and then myasthenic symptoms start … Continue reading What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Instafamous or Blissful Obscurity?

I saw a shirt in a children's clothing store that read #instafamous. Perhaps you've seen it, too. Perhaps your child even has it. I've seen at least one toddler wearing it already. But it made me stop and think, and what better day to ruminate on it than the one where I write about blogging … Continue reading Instafamous or Blissful Obscurity?

“What Did You Do to Your Walls?!”

Earlier today I was reading  Harold and the Purple Crayon to my kids. It's a cute classic from 1955 with a lot of purple (of course). While I enjoyed Harold's creativity and hope my kids pick up on it, as an adult I wonder if his parents asked: "What did you do to your walls?!" … Continue reading “What Did You Do to Your Walls?!”

Do You Know the Ring of…Toys?

We all know the Ring of Fire. It basically looks like the outline of the Pacific Ocean as it meets land. But it's the Ring of Fire because it's where earthquakes and volcanic activity often occur. Then there's the song "Ring of Fire." I'm partial to the one sung by Johnny Cash. I grew up … Continue reading Do You Know the Ring of…Toys?