January 2015

Photo of Uluru in Australia.

This past Monday, January 26, was Australia Day, the national day of Australia where Australians celebrate the founding of their country. Australia is a unique country/continent with many fascinating stories both […]

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss This is an excellent book which is not for everyone. The author freely admits that, but not until the end notes, […]

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr. quote on clouds and sun photograph.

This past Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; a day set aside to honor his life and his amazing contributions to our society. Though he was killed nearly fifty […]

Photograph of a flower.

Speaking as a Mid-Westerner by birth, winter here in Pasadena is a little odd. It’s cooler than summer, yes, but definitely not winter cold like I’m used to. In fact, […]

Ipod playing podcast Serial.

If you, like much of America, became obsessed with the podcast Serial over the past few months and are still, several weeks after the last episode, mourning its loss, never fear, […]