Time to quit whining and get to work

So, I realized lately, that I don’t have much patience; that’s something I need to work on. I want to just have these story ideas done, ready to be published and read. But first, I need to put in the work. That’s where it gets sticky. There’s only so much time a person can spend in unproductive whining and wheel-spinning.


P.S. A friend did me a great honor by asking me to help her translate a poem, so that will be super cool!


A Cuppa Encouragement

I see so many encouraging parenting blog posts out there, and that is great. But I also wanted to take a second here to offer some encouragement to those who may not have kids or who may not even be in a relationship. Your journey in life is just as important. Maybe you’re confused, discouraged, have so much to deal with each day. Maybe you’re wondering if you’ll see any of your dreams come to pass. Maybe you feel alone because it doesn’t seem like anyone else is going through the same stuff.

Rest assured, you are not alone, and there are people out there are people out there cheering for you, that you may not even have known about.


Stay weird and be kind, y’all! Bisous


One of the reasons I love Space is how it brings people together. Space Space is beautiful, with the stars and galaxies. It offers mysteries, but doesn’t confuse or argue with you. Lately people seem divided, sure of their opinions and unwilling to listen to others, or else they are not sure what to think and get discouraged not knowing who to trust or believe.

“In these days of great trouble and unrest, it is good to have something outside our own planet, something fine and distant and comforting to troubled minds. Let people look to the stars for comfort.” – Annie Jump Cannon

10 Best Mini-Series

Welcome to the 10 best mini-series

Highly subjective, yes,  but personally curated by someone with not too horrible taste that may match yours (or not….)

Let’s start with some of my favorite Youtube videos….

Pretty much anything by Lindsey Stirling is going to be in my favorites, but she has 2 newer videos: Beauty and the Beast and Pure Imagination with Josh Groban (SWOON!)

(If you have time, you should also check out her Phantom of the Opera medley.)

Next, we have singers Julie Koep and Alexander Böhm a.k.a. AlexiBexi (Warning: Burn is an intense song, and not child-friendly)

(They should definitely do a duet I think.)

And who doesn’t love a good Netflix series with a catchy theme song? These are 2 of my favorites. (Warning: The Kimmy Schmidt theme does have a touch of language in it.)


I am also a sucker for a good Disney song. (especially in other languages. Youtube has pretty much any Disney song in any language you could think of.) Now with translations, the quality varies by song and by language, but there are some amazing ones.

(Do you recognize that voice?)

(Thank you, Melilotona for helping me study German. Prost!) But I would recommend checking out KariMeru’s Let it Go translation with subtitles and translation as well.


With this next video, these kids have such presence and I love their enthusiasm.


That wraps up the 10, but here are some honorable mentions: (Note: with the Dr. Who/Call the Midwife/One Born Every Minute Parody, please use your discretion when watching with youngsters.)



If you read this and find some great Youtube videos, please send them my way. Leave a message in the comments. Youtube has so many videos and channels. *I didn’t even mention BlimeyCow, Captain Valor,  or that Weird Al has an official channel.

Tune in next week for the 10 people from history I wish I could meet.


In some ways late, life has seemed to stall. My motivation’s dried up. I know it sounds awful, but things have been pretty good all in all. I’ve still been trying to figure some things out, so that’s been interesting. It’s funny how sometimes life can feel like nothing makes sense where at the same time it seems like things are in the works.

So keep on trucking everyone. And if you need an ear to listen, I’m here for you.




Waiting is tough, y’all. Having so many dreams, but being afraid nothing will ever come of them. It does not come easily for me, but I guess it doesn’t for anyone really; right now I’m kinda stalled again with the two biographies I’ve been working on.  I’ll keep y’all posted though if there are any new developments in the writing world.


On a happier note, summer is upon us. That means we get to go swimming right? (That’s my favorite part of summer)