Music I love–but never strainCould kindle raptures so divine,So grief assuage, so conquer pain,And rouse this pensive heart of mine–As that we hear on Christmas morn,Upon the wintry breezes borne. “Music on Christmas Morning.” – Anne Brontë (1820-1849) Wishing everyone love and peace for the holidays! Furiously working on Owl Manor, the Final Canvas, book…

“I am Woman, Hear me Roar.” – Cruella de Vil

She’s bold, she’s wildly creative, she’s unstoppable, and she loves who she is. She is Cruella.  This is not the loathsome Disney villain who preys on dalmatian puppies to make furs out of their hides. Ok, it’s supposedly the prequel to that, but it’s hard to imagine this Cruella as the one we all know…

Life is not a formula

This quote by Idowu Koyenikan (Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability) might seem obvious, but it took me many years of growth and shedding baggage to reach this point.  Everyone tells you what to be, how to be, what to do, what not to do. It starts with parents,…

Book Review: Operation Bluebird, by Harry Old

Right from the beginning, we are given a secret, a deception, possibly a betrayal. “It isn’t true,” she says, leaving us with questions – what isn’t true? Carrie is in the hospital while her family rushes to her. What happened? Why? The story is one of addiction and the accompanying delusions. The temptation, the trial,…