Photo Friday


Ah yes, another weekend is here! This week’s photo was taken in Brewster, Massachusetts. I do remember capturing this photo changing the settings many times. Trying to get the perfect light, not too bright and not too dark. To me this is a photo of accomplishment.

Theater Thursday: Rent


One of the most iconic rock musicals of the 1990’s has to be Rent. Based on the opera La Boheme, we follow New York City residents who are down on their luck. Some of them are struggling with HIV/AIDS with all of the struggling to make a living. All of them have their own journey to take, but they manage to come together in the end to help each other out. Knowing that they only have one life each of them works to make each day the best.

Read-It Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Sixth book of the Harry Potter Trilogy

J.K. Rowling brings us right back into the magical world of Harry Potter with a wizarding war brewing. Now, that everyone believes him about Lord Voldemort being back Harry finds himself front page news. On top of some of the new found fame he has, his mentor Professor Dumbledore has him learning about Voldemort’s past through his memories. As if that wasn’t enough, Ron and Hermione are at wits end, the new potions teacher favors him, and his least favorite professor, Snape, now teaches his favorite classes. So, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince we find ourselves in a darker time, while trying to find a new light in the world.

TV Tuesday: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of those rare TV shows that never stops making me smile. Following Kimmy Schmidt and her adventures in New York City after she is saved from a cult. Choosing to stay and start her own life making a name for herself Kimmy ends up going to college, becoming a nanny, and joining a cycling class all through comedic misadventures. But, she is not alone with her roommate Titus Andromedon, neighbor Lillian, and socialite Jacqueline there is nothing that will get in her way from having the life of freedom she always dreamed of.

Music Monday: Linkin Park

Last week the music world suffered a terrible blow with the death of Chester Bennington. The lead singer of Linkin Park sadly took his own life. Growing up I loved listening to the popular rock band. Enjoying their songs such as “Breaking the Habit” and “In The End” constantly in my bedroom or in the car. Linkin Park, until today, is one band that will be remembered for their popular rock music as well as speaking to fans through inspiring lyrics.

Photo Friday


Heat and humidity abound this week. High humidity with the announcement of beaches being closed due to bacteria made me think of this photo. Taken in Cape Cod last year, it was a hot day, but with the breeze off the sea, well ocean, it didn’t feel so hot. But, this hot week was one for the books with head advisories, flowers needing mass amounts of water, and time in the pool to work out and cool off was much needed.

Theater Thursday: Chicago

I saw this on Broadway! I still prefer the movie :-/ I love CELLOPHANE MAN by John C Reiley. I love HE HAD IT COMING and of course ALL THAT JAZZ.

A different side of musicals comes out in the hit Chicago. Following wannabe star Roxie Hart after she kills her lover, the married woman finds herself getting exactly what she wants. After talking her husband into getting her the most highly paid lawyer in the city she becomes front page news quickly. However, fellow inmate and vaudeville star Velma Kelly who has the same fame and wants to keep it that way does what she can to get in the way. In a musical with murder, prison, and affairs anything goes.

Read-It Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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With Lord Voldemort back and many people, including the Ministry of Magic, not believing him Harry Potter finds himself in more danger than he bargained for. In J.K. Rowling’s fifth installment into the epic series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix introduces us to a darker side of the magical world. Harry finds himself connected to Voldemort in a way and starts to think like him. With a new teacher who is focused on ruining his life, at wits with his two closest friends Ron and Hermione, and Albus Dumbledore’s job on the line Harry has to do what he can in order to make sure he survives. Attempting to expose the danger of Voldemort and his Death Eaters rising is not going to be easy as many of them work closely with the Minister of Magic. All of this leads to a final showdown at the Ministry of Magic.

TV Tuesday: Game of Thrones

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This past Sunday Game of Thrones premiered season seven. The legendary HBO show taking place in the magical land of Westeros takes on a life of its own. The moment you are drawn in you watch as seven different houses fight for the crown with death surrounding them. In this show you watch as medieval families in different classes break apart, feud, come together, and fall in love as each episode takes on a life of its own.

Music Monday: James Horner


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One name in music that many do not know is James Horner. Many have heard his compositions in Titanic and Avatar, yet no one knows his name. A composer who has since passed on yet many gain comfort and encouragement in his songs. Many of his music has made it on to the Billboard Top 100, despite him being a composer. But, musical artists who have sang his songs making them noticed. James Horner is a composer who’s music many will continue to listen to, yet may not know his name.