some of my favorite films

There’s an ongoing list of different movies that have made me laugh or cry, movies that have inspired me and movies that have changed my perspective, movies that have made me happy.  Leaving out short films and videos and the like, these are some of my general favorites and recommendations for movie-watching. Continue reading



September was such a whirlwind.  I can’t believe it’s already October.

As I write this, I’m sitting in my bed on a Sunday evening, wearing a soft old tee-shirt of my dad’s, wrapped up in a blanket, listening to “Moonlight Mile” (originally by the Rolling Stones) and smiling at this month, whether or not I enjoyed it on the whole.  It’s not about enjoyment.  It’s about growth and work and much more. Continue reading

the atlantic ocean – photo diary

The week before school started, I had the opportunity to go to a little beach town in Delaware called Lewes and to stay in a house with my lovely family and grandmother.  My time there was, put simply, magnificent.

For what felt like the longest time, I didn’t really want to write about it, and I just couldn’t bring myself to.  Not because it was grueling or painful to think about, but I just wasn’t ready yet and I was pretty busy with other things.  Now, over two weeks later, I feel like I can finally truly reflect on it.  I’ve made a few little films for some of my recent experiences, and I started one for this trip, but it just doesn’t feel right.  So I’m putting this slightly long piece together, for both you and me.

Theme songs – Take Me (Aly and AJ), Get Free (Lana Del Rey)

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museum musings

Hey lovely readers,

This weekend my cousins came to visit from the mid-west.  We’re two pretty different families, yet we’re similar in some ways.  I love the fact that, with your family (at least in mine), it only takes a little while to click and then boom – you’re buds again.

I live within a few hours on Washington D.C.  On Saturday, the cousins and my younger two siblings drove to Washington D.C. and checked out some of the museums there.  It’s been a while since I’ve been to any of the museums there and I’m so glad I was able to go back.

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