Year: 2013

Bachelor Mother (1939) / Bundle of Joy (1956)

Happy New Year everyone! If you’re like me your New Year’s Eve celebration consists of some special holiday foods and a movie, or two. And I’ve got just the right choice. Bachelor Mother (1939) Polly Parrish works as a saleslady at Merlin & Son’s department […]

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – Classic Christmas Movie Review #7

Growing up, George Bailey had big plans to travel the world. But after the stock market crashes, George steps in to help the people in his father’s building and loan business, planning to get away after things are settled. The years pass and George marries […]

Christmas Cookie Countdown – Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

My favorite desserts always start with chocolate. But after we started our low-sugar to no-sugar diet at the beginning of this year, we stopped eating chocolate chips. In fact, we stopped eating most every dessert I was used to fixing. Recently, I’ve been wanting to […]

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) – Classic Christmas Movie Review #6

After only recently being given a good position as bishop in a weathly neighborhood, Henry Brougham is battered with the troubles of a wealthy and controlling benefactor who is demanding a cathedral be built in her late husband’s honor. Struggling with his beliefs and with […]

Christmas Cookie Countdown – Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

What I should be doing right now is working on my latest review. But I couldn’t help myself. It’s time for Christmas cookies! And here is my first. Now I’m not saying this is my recipe. It’s actually Quaker’s. But there are some alterations that […]

What Do You Do When…

What do you do when your schedule is too full for you to do what you love best? That is the question. I’m a devoted writer who loves writing fiction AND non-fiction, and if I had the chance, I’d write 24/7. But I don’t seem […]

A Princess For Christmas (2011) – Movie Review

Okay, so I know Thanksgiving isn’t over yet, and I’m not trying to rush it by. But as I said in my last post, I am not going to wait. If I want to talk about Christmas, or watch a Christmas movie, or do a […]

Culinary Chronicles: The Holidays Are Here Again!

The days are growing shorter, and colder, and Thanksgiving is just next week! Every year we complain that the holidays come too quickly, but this year, though I still agree, I’m setting my mind to enjoy it anyway. I told my family that I’m going […]

Holothurian Distinction

After first being introduced to the “live” world of ocean exploration this last June, I have wrote a few articles on the finds of both NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer, and the Nautilus, which is funded by many different exploration groups as well as by NOAA. Courtesy […]

The Best Intentions…

So much for the best intentions! Long ago I had intended to have written a post on Holothurians (sea cucumbers) in the Caribbean, as well as more on ROV’s. Unfortunately, since I spend so much of my time trying to figure out which is more […]