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The Mix Tape, Volume II

Back in September, I put together a post listing fifteen songs that are dear to my heart. I thought of maybe doing a regular #MusicMonday segment weekly if it proved popular, but the list never really seemed to resonate with anyone other than myself. That’s totally okay though: the entire idea was to share music that makes my own heart sing. Today I’ve decided to give the list a

Forget Everything You Know About Cats

For nearly 30 years of my life, I was part of a family that was strictly “dog people.” I still distinctly remember having four labrador puppies at once during my childhood. I mean, we were crazy dog people! Then the last few years, it seemed like we weren’t into animals much at all. I’ve always loved animals, don’t get me wrong, but we just didn’t have any. I

Translating Tarot

For anyone who may not already be aware, I’ve developed a relatively recent interest in tarot cards. I’m not sure what exactly inspired it — one of my favorite cult-inspired films, The Craft, is being remade and/or rebooted soon, and also I had fallen in love with hearing local Victoria Crosby give tarot readings to listeners whenever she was a guest on the Smiley Morning Show

How to Save a Life

You might recall that last summer, I made the decision to go vegetarian. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t regularly share meals with me, you’ve probably heard a great deal about it. You’ve seen me preach and post photos of meat-free meals on Facebook and Instagram. Maybe you read my story on Medium about coming to my decision that I wrote a few months later. No matter

New Year Review: 2016 Has No Chill!

By now, it goes without saying that 2016 was a pretty chaotic year. We endured what was arguably the most insane election in United States history. Elsewhere in the world, Britain has officially become divided while atrocities in places like Aleppo are at an almost apocalyptic level. There were a lot of other events that made this past year one of the worst on a global scale. And yes, we even

The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Are Gorgeous As Ever

The Gilmore Girls are back! The world was finally invited back to the charming town of Stars Hollow yesterday as we marked the premiere of Netflix’s latest revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the follow-up to the WB Network’s quirky dramedy that aired from 2000-2007. It has been nearly a decade since the original series went off the air with a less-than-stellar seventh season

The New Viewer’s Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

A peculiar thing happened recently after the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. Friends, family, and coworkers alike begin approaching me and telling me how unexpectedly enjoyable they found it after finally giving it a chance this past week. It’s the first time that they had given any attention to a Marvel property and were pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t

Why ‘Community’ Needs Six Seasons #AndAMovie

After being unexpectedly prompted by a friend on Facebook who was doing the same, I recently decided to take another trip to Greendale Community College by revisiting all six seasons of the sitcom Community. The series, which aired five seasons on NBC from 2009 to 2014 and was resurrected by Yahoo! Screen (the web company Yahoo!’s meager attempt to enter the streaming market) for a sixth

All Things ‘Stranger Things’

We’re uncertain if there’s anyone left in the world who hasn’t watched the Netflix original series Stranger Things yet. What isn’t uncertain though is this that if you haven’t, you need to drop everything you’re doing and do it now. Stranger Things is a beautiful, ’80s-themed trip into the mysterious, the horrific, and the outright weird that, unlike some

‘No Man’s Sky’ Is Everything We Hoped For

The highly-anticipated No Man’s Sky has been on the market for less than a week and it has already had problems. It’s easy to see why those problems exist. The game’s independent developer, Hello Games, is a very small team working on a project that is literally the size of a galaxy. It would be nearly impossible for have worked out everything prior to launch. On top of that

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