Thursday, January 18, 2018

‘Friends Without Benefits’ by Penny Reid, a Book Review

This is my fourth Penny Reid novel, and I appreciate how she adds depth to storylines and to main characters. Her books do not settle for having either of those key story elements be dumb and two-dimensional.
               
                Elizabeth, our protagonist, is fulfilling her residency as an ER doctor, working her butt off, spending one wine glass-clutching night a week with her knitting group, occasionally “using” guys in casual relationships from which she simply wanted sex for just a couple of months at a time.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

About This Dream I Had

I had a nightmare Thursday morning. Considering what's in the news right now, let's quickly acknowledge and dismiss the fact that it seems topical: this was a nightmare because in it, I was molested. 
Such a thing has not happened to me in real life and I admire the resilience of people (regardless of gender) who really have been victimized in such a way and have continued on.
That said, after waking up at at 5:15 am and writing down all that I could remember, then thinking it over, researching online, and again reviewing it here, I have concluded that sexual misconduct headlines are not relevant to my dream. 
Still. It upset me at the time and involved a ghost. The way I describe the incident is not graphic, by the way. Wanna look into it with me?



Saturday, November 25, 2017

About This Dream I Had

So I woke up on 10/26 and immediately scribbled down what I remembered of the Chinese food, the friend and the gift in my dream.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Disney Princesses

I don't love the Disney princesses. I did as a child, of course, but that faded soon after elementary school, possibly replaced by the Spice Girls.

The classic princesses had stories I liked to watch but struggled to identify with.

Pocahontas resonated because:

Sunday, October 1, 2017

About This Dream I Had

On the 18th, I woke up from a dream in which I had two younger brothers, one of whom was Eric, a tall, confident blond who wouldn't listen to my advice, probably ever. Eric's face was so vivid.
Unfortunately, nothing else stuck, but here's what I found online: