Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

It’s no secret I adore Japanese culture. Since childhood, I gravitated to shows, books, and art relating to almost anything Japanese. In elementary school, I came across Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and I immediately knew it was meant for me. While its story is a bit nontraditional for a children’s book, it connects…

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What’s A Little Mess?

Cleaning and organizing was my thing since I was a kid and well into my early twenties. Every thing was vacuumed, wiped down, and dusted frequently. Then I became a mom and all of it seemed pointless. At first, it was okay. My son couldn’t move far on his own yet and I was able…

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Hermana Hermosa

This weekend, my little family and I saw Coco for the first time and I'm in love. I adore Dia de los Muertos, so this and The Book of Life are my movies. There was a lot of controversy about Coco being a rip off of The Book of Life, but I heavily disagree. While…

The Best Reason To Smile

We burden ourselves too much with negativity. Self-doubt creeps in before we can start on something we're passionate about. As a child, I learned that smiling always made the people you interacted with smile, too. If you were having a good day, someone else would as a chain reaction. So, naturally, I adopted the habit.…

Literacy Lunacy: Tara Hudson’s Hereafter

I wanted to like Hereafter. It's about ghosts, which was becoming popular the time it came out. I read it shortly after Anna Dressed In Blood. I went into it unaware what was going to happen, but I was hopeful. Despite having no memory of her life, Amelia is aware she's dead. She floats aimlessly…

The Only Constant

Active change is the hardest transformation an individual can make. It requires for one to take responsibility of who they are, what they've done, and what they're capable of. It is possible for every one in the world to change, for the better or for the worst. The direction taken is based on our response…

Happy Valentine’s Day

Whether you're in a relationship or not, I'm wishing you the happiest of Valentine's Day! Today and everyday, every form of love is valid. Hug your parents, call your siblings and cousins, get your pet a nice treat or toy, appreciate the sexy beast looking back at you in the mirror, and/or head out somewhere…