Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
Every week I will have a blog post on what is currently on my radar, an extension of my newsletter for those that are interested. This is just a place where my thoughts will go, interesting shows we have watched, cool podcast episodes, books – anything + everything. Not having social media has been so freeing and I love being able to put all of these things into one place rather than into a 24 hour expiring story.
I hope you have an amazing weekend!
I love finding artists on Etsy and this ceramic artist is truly impressive.
Policies DO make a difference. A background check and red flag laws seem to have promise – How to Stop Mass Shootings. Another great read on red flag laws is this article which includes 21 cases that suggest red flag laws would help prevent mass shootings.
Have any of you seen 22 July on Netflix? Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Greengrass tells the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. This movie tells the story of how the country took a path of healing and reconciliation.
These LED butterflies make me smile and would be a fun surprise for any kids room or as a gift
Ashley brought her childhood lawn chair back to life and now I am inspired!
Misogynistic Tweets Correlate With Violence Against Women -> there has been a lot of talk about misogyny and it’s possible link into violence/mass shootings. The recent shooter in Uvalde frequently harassed women online. There is also research suggesting that misogynistic language in a certain geographical area may be associated with rates of sexual violence. We need more research into this area.
If you are looking for a great website that rates movies, shows and books for kids according to the age appropriateness, check out common sense media. It’s a great resource!