On Mental Illness, “Bates Motel” and a Culture of Violence

This summer I had the pleasure of binge-watching “Bates Motel.” For those of you unfamiliar with the series, it’s essentially a backstory of the relationship between the famous mother and son Norma an Norman Bates of “Psycho” fame. I LOVED this show! The rich storytelling and complicated characters drew me in and hasn’t let go […]

Monday Musings ~ January 4, 2016

Happy New Year! Here are a few thoughts as we start 2016. 1. How was your holidays and new year? Ours was fairly low-key and I stayed off the grid quite a bit. I expected to ring in 2016 with energy and enthusiasm. I have enthusiasm, but it’s tempered by the fact that I’m down […]

In Honor of the Oscars

… I decided to re-visit a post I wrote a while back about my favorite movies. I don’t see nearly the number of movies I used to, but I still have a fondness for watching my old favorites. There’s something comforting about curling up on the couch with something you’ve seen a dozen times, reciting […]