One More Light

I remember when I first got Hybrid Theory.  I don’t remember how old I was.  I don’t even remember how I was listening to it.  But man, I remember my mom’s comment.  One Step Closer came over the speaker and I yelled along “Shut up when I’m talking to you.  SHUT UP!  SHUT UP!  SHUT … More One More Light

Chickpea Salad

This recipe is derived from the Summery Chickpea Salad recipe from Cooking Light’s website. Servings: 4 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.00 Ingredients: 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 (15 – 16oz) can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans 1/2 large cucumber 1/4 large red onion 1/3 cup of garden herbs (original … More Chickpea Salad

Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars Verdict: Buy I locked out the stars and I never saw lightning again. Hannah Baker lives a typical teen life.  She goes to school.  She works a minimum wage job.  She isn’t the most popular kid in school, but she isn’t a complete outcast.  She’s likeable enough, … More Thirteen Reasons Why

Wild

Author: Cheryl Strayed Rating: 4 / 5 stars Verdict: Buy “I think it’s neat you do what you want.  Not enough chicks do that, if you ask me – just tell society and their expectations to go fuck themselves.  If more women did that, we’d be better off.” Cheryl’s life has never been easy.  An … More Wild

Abaddon’s Gate

Author: James S.A. Corey Series: Expanse #3 Rating: 2.5 / 5 stars Verdict: Borrow “Ever wonder what we did wrong that got us here?” A little context (it took me a few beats to realize that the titles of these books always have some context behind them) for the title:  Abaddon is a place of … More Abaddon’s Gate

Show, Don’t Tell

Author: William Noble Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars rating Verdict: Borrow “Show don’t tell.”  Every novice writer has been given this advice.  I heard it over and over at the writers’ conference I went to last year.  Yet no one took the time to explain how one goes about showing instead of telling.  This is … More Show, Don’t Tell