A Passionate Affair

Paperweights debuted in 1845, and became a successful fad because of the many changes that occurred in the economic and social conditions of the time. In the mid 1800s, Europe and America were undergoing the Industrial Revolution. It resulted in an emerging “middle-class”, along with a strong demand for colorful and showy decorative arts. Developing… Continue reading A Passionate Affair

Why Did the Critics Pan Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales?

My daughter does not like to read the reviews before seeing a movie. I appreciate her independent perspective, staying true to her own authentic voice. In the case of case Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, I believe it was the “right” perspective to take. Me, I could not help but notice… Continue reading Why Did the Critics Pan Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales?

Time Zone

Spencer is seated in a comfortable leather chair. Looking nervously around the room, his eyes skim over the large library, drawn to the many professional certificates and degrees that adorn the office walls. As his anxiety rises, he curses his court order requiring him to see a psychologist as a part of his sentence. Irritated,… Continue reading Time Zone

A Taste of Security

Al Lumpblast collected bricks of fruitcake every year since he got married 50 years ago. Every Christmas, he got the same gift- bricks of fruitcake. To his friends and family what was strange was he never ate them. Nobody except his wife, Nanna knew what he did with them. From the beginning when he began… Continue reading A Taste of Security