Beauty and the Beast

I’ve tried to avoid, as much as possible, all of the “me too” stories, controversies, and conversations. This has been somewhat challenging in that they seem to be everywhere lately, and that my dear friend has recently written and released her first book, which...

A Star is Born

…and a star falls. “A Star Is Born’s ending undoes what could have been a Hollywood classic,” stated Alex Leadbeater in his review on the movie now out in theaters. Many reviews criticize the ending and claim that it ruins an otherwise outstanding film. I think...

Holy Habits

I sat down to watch, binge watch, some Netflix series and had trouble getting comfortable because if felt like my stomach was in the way. I looked over at the two bags of candy sitting next to me and thought, “This is out of control.” Ever had one of these moments? I...

Embracing the Awkward

“Who you are being is not who I believe you are.” Has anyone ever said this to you? How would you feel if they did? I went to Denver a few days ago to hear Molly Bloom speak. If the name is almost sounding familiar she recently wrote a book and a movie about her life,...

Licorice for Gentlemen

What comes to mind when you think of licorice for gentlemen? I Googled images for this and the picture above was the first image. For me, it was spot on. I imagine a man well dressed, sophisticated, and somewhat luxurious. It just sounds so classy, doesn’t it? This...

I Can Only Imagine

Dreams are a funny thing. They can lift you up or tear you down, sometimes in the same moment. I find myself caught in the middle of both. The most important things in my life seem to be the ones hardest to articulate or describe. At some point, words just seem to...