Mental health


Logo for Americans With Disabilities Act 25th anniversary

25 Years and Counting

Sunday, July 26, 2015, marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and my local paper made a big deal out of it with a whopping two op-ed columns. Both extolled the virtues of the Act, of which there are many, and exclaimed over the progress made since […]


Set of 4 Barbie dolls in different outfits.

I’m A Barbie Girl

Stop. Messing with. My childhood. It has become en vogue to harangue the makers and manufacturers of Barbie for negatively affecting girls’ body image, and giving them unrealistic expectations about what they should look like. That’s a lot of power to give an inanimate object. I was a serious Barbie […]


The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The Slow Regard of Silent Things – A Review

This post contains affiliate links. “This story is for all the slightly broken people out there.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss, June 2014 The above is excerpted from the author’s endnote of The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss, and aptly sums up this neat novella. If you aren’t familiar […]