Mind Boggling Indeed…

This year has been pretty challenging for me – and just when I assumed the dust was settling, my sibling has been showing concerning signs of mental instability. But the more I spend time with him, taking him from one doctor to the next, a test here and there, blood work and other evaluations to get to the bottom of this most exhausting nightmarish hell we are enduring as a family, the more he expresses, that perhaps I am the one losing my mind…



How Should I Put This…

I saw a film the other night, The Secret Sex Life of A Single Mom.  Don’t ask why I saw it, nor judge me. I simply considered the damn thing as research for my next story.

Now, according to IMDb, the film is 1.25 minutes long, but from where I was viewing, it felt like it was more like 3 hours long.

I mean, I was intrigued the first 20 minutes, because it showed how a woman who’d been in an emotionally abusive relationship, finally recognizes the fact that she needed to leave her husband. But that doesn’t happen until she has an affair with her doctor. Which is fine. These things do happen. But what disappointed me was that she only left because she thought there was another man who was interested in her, and not because she was gutsy enough to want to stand on her own.

But these things do happen 🙂

Until…she decides to jump into online dating…BECAUSE…she can’t handle being alone. (Wrong message)

Online, she meets a mysterious man, who tells her he can fix her way of thinking to become the woman she was destined to be (yawn) and she buys into it – leaving her kids with a friend to do everything he asks her to, at 39, she believes in him so much, that she takes a trip up North somewhere, to see him. Only for him to play with her mind, through dominance and submission.

Really? I said to the television screen: you left your husband’s emotional abuse for this S****?

Anyway, through all the game playing – in less then 3 minutes remaining to the end of the film, she realizes she has become a strong woman from all that mystery man  thought her and now she knew exactly what she wanted in her life.

(Can you see my eyes batting?)

Speechless, I stood up and turned off the TV and with a wonderful paperback novel in hand, I cuddled with my dog on the sofa.

Wrapping Up The Year With The Film Wild In Mind


I saw the film Wild last night. I did it for a number of reasons. But for this blog only one of them counts. I wanted to end the year with an inspirational story, something I could take with me into 2015 and draw from it to achieve the goals I’ve set for myself. The film jarred me a little, not because it was a great film but because of the story of one women’s attempt at finding herself by walking 1000 miles, mostly to get over her mother’s death. I suppose we all need to do something out of the norm to help us move on. The story got me thinking about what  it would take to help me move on. To make the changes I want to make to become a better person. My goal for 2015 is to learn to let go, to be less worried or anxious about things which are out of my control, and focus more on the positives to get me closer to where I want to be in life.  And to do this without making myself emotionally sick by keeping it all bottled in as the only means to a solution.  That’s my challenge for 2015 and the key to achieving it is dedication and determination. So, here’s to 2015. I am excited and ready.




Breakfast At Tiffany Film Influence

I’ve seen the film Breakfast at Tiffany a dozen or more times, each time noticing something else about the story, the actors, the set, and yet falling in love with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard all over again every single time.

Recently, I discovered here that the apartment or building used for the exterior film scenes for the classic is up for sale, interestingly enough we get to peek inside. I find this tidbits fun to share, especially with those who can relate one’s attachment to such a  film. I could totally see myself writing my novels here. See for yourself.

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It’s Nice To See A Pulse Again On My Blog

This blog, I’ve written and not many times, always thinking I shouldn’t tap into this side of the thoughts going through my brain. But you know what? After the kind of week I’ve had last, I decided to revive the blog, checking the ratings the last couple of days to see if anyone stumbled upon it. And they have, giving me the thumbs up so far. So, sit back and read on, I am more than happy to share. And if you also do have something to say, short story type contribution, please drop a line, and we can make your writings a guest entry, giving you full credit on a vast array of subjects. It will be good practice. Well, let me rephrasebased on editor’s discretion.