To Brazil and Back!

To Brazil and Back!

I’m baaaack!

Yes, you heard right. After being gone from the blogosphere for over a month–egads!–I’m proudly standing in front of a banner that says,

“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”

Which means, I nailed it. I hit it out of the park. A slam dunk, thank you very much.

What am I talking about, you ask? Continue reading

Me in the Dark Ages

Me in the Dark Ages

I grew up in the dark ages, long before gizmos, gadgets and whatnots. Back in the day when they were just beginning to test the limits of commercialism on TV, and had yet to discover the boob tube’s potential to … Continue reading

One in Three Women is One Too Many

One in Three Women is One Too Many

Amidst all the uproar in the news about ex-Baltimore Raven Ray Rice and what he did to his then-fiancé in an elevator, I heard a startling fact: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

That’s one in three, not one in a thousand or even a hundred. It’s one in three.
Consider me one of them. And while I’m confessing to being someone’s punching bag, I might as well admit that I was also the victim of date rape… (Read more…) Continue reading

Disney’s Nine Old Men & Me

Disney’s Nine Old Men & Me

Walt Disney knew how to capture our imaginations. We fell in love with his world, but how many of us knew about the Nine Old Men that helped bring that world to life through their artistic talent?

They were dubbed Nine Old Men by Disney himself, because that’s what FDR called the nine Supreme Court Justices. Continue reading

Study Abroad is Key to Success

Study Abroad is Key to Success

When I was in college I remember overhearing a fellow student talk about her plans for spending her junior year studying abroad. She was going to go to France for a semester and planning to get a Eurail pass to … Continue reading