Sorting It All Out

A few weeks ago it finally happened. Stockton and I reached the point of filling a big rental truck with our long-boxed belongings and shuttling them to our new place. Hour after hour we shifted our possessions from one place to another. Initially, it’s enjoyable. As if I’m walking to the assembly hall in grade…

5 Scene-Stealing Holiday Movie Moments Thanks to Eyesight {Vintage Post}

Holiday movies incorporate the same elements as their regular counterparts. Dramatic choices. Love connections. Hilarious punchlines. Rewatch a few December classics, and you might notice a theme: some critical characters are living with visual impairments. Let’s take a closer look. Movie: A Christmas Story Character: Flick? No, when his tongue sticks to the flag pole, those are goggles…

How I Saw My Language Change

Language is my family‘s industry. My dad taught reading to middleschoolers and my mom was a speech therapist. My sister works in education and you know how I like to write. When I come across books like Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper or Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide…

Holiday Breaks

Eggnog dusted with nutmeg. Houses framed in strings of twinkling lights. Grocery stores packed with gridlock. What’s not to love about the holidays. The year is winding down. If you’re looking for some seasonal reads as you wait in line or if you’re cozy at home and between episodes of The Great British Bake Off, check…

An Easy Way to Increase Engagement with Holiday Social Posts and Newsletters

Are you guilty of it? The issue causes disappointment. Which is similar to the confusion I feel when a person helping me says the non-directive, “Oh, it’s over there.” Where is there, I wonder. I scroll through Instagram smiling at smiling terriers and I’m like, like, liking…and then I pause with disappointment. A lack of…