“All I Want for Christmas Is You”: A Holly, Jolly Act of Rebellion

“So I guess you hate that Mariah Carey song.” I looked at Raf with shock. “What are you talking about?” “Christmas music. You were literally just saying how much you hate Christmas music.” “Oh. Yeah. That sounds like me.” “So I assume you hate that Mariah Carey song, too.” “God, no! I love that song.… Continue reading “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: A Holly, Jolly Act of Rebellion

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“Jumanji”: The Jungle Within

End up like a dog that's been beat too much 'Til you spend half your life just covering up. —Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the USA” When I decided to write a post about Jumanji, the most important thing to do was figure out how the three pieces of the puzzle — the book, the first… Continue reading “Jumanji”: The Jungle Within

“The Golden Girls”: With Friends Like These

“I’m much too young to feel this damn old.” — Garth Brooks “Sonny Bono, get off my lanai.” —Blanche Devereaux Last week, I bought a miniskirt for the first time in almost 20 years. (And for 30% off. Thanks, Madewell!) I bought it because I’ve been thinking a lot about the past, and unlike the… Continue reading “The Golden Girls”: With Friends Like These