Fairy Tale Legacy: Snow White

Fairy Tale Legacy: Snow White

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. Snow White is a bit of a confounding fairy tale and in 1937, Disney did it no favors. We all know the essence of the […]

September 7, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
When a holiday is a Monday

When a holiday is a Monday

When a holiday is a Monday…. It’s like a gift to Sunday. Sundays are practical days, things to do days. While I can sleep in, it’s not indefinite. There are timelines and clocks and a week ahead to prepare for. There is grocery shopping and cooking and money to reconcile and putting things in place […]

September 6, 2015 | Posted in Life
deviant journies

deviant journies

A funny thing happened while crafting my fairy tale legacy post series. I decided I wanted a really great picture of each fairy tale heroine to accompany the post. At first I was going to use a theme. I wanted to use Murad Osmann’s #followmeto series because those are some really evocative, beautiful pictures and […]

August 24, 2015 | Posted in Blogging
Fairy Tale Legacy: Twelve Dancing Princesses

Fairy Tale Legacy: Twelve Dancing Princesses

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. The Twelve Dancing Princesses was one of my favorite stories as a child. I liked the dancing and the sisters and that it seemed different […]

August 3, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
Things I’ve never done

Things I’ve never done

In light of my revival of 101 Things, I decided to post the things I’ve left undone. Start a coffee blog One Christmas my mom told me that my grandfather used to salt his coffee. I become fascinated with the idea of mixing different flavors with coffee grounds so I bought a French Press and […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in Blogging, Life
Fairy Tale Legacy: Jasmine

Fairy Tale Legacy: Jasmine

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. We all know Disney has a reputation for sweet, passive princesses and throughout this series I’ve seen where that is both accurate and also unfounded. […]

July 6, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
101 Things

101 Things

I stumbled across 101 Things in 1001 Days several years ago – 7 or 8 or something because I’ve done it twice with gaps in between. The thing I like about it is that it helps me remember priorities outside my immediate day to day. I set small goals and I set big goals and […]

June 22, 2015 | Posted in Life
Fairy Tale Legacy: Rapunzel

Fairy Tale Legacy: Rapunzel

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. Rapunzel is the girl trapped in a tower, known mostly for her long hair. It’s easy to see why we’d think of her as passive. […]

June 1, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
the Joss Crossroads

the Joss Crossroads

So, here’s a story secret for you. One I deduced from watching all the Joss Whedon stories. And with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron it seems an opportune moment to share because for the first time I was looking for a Joss Crossroads and it wasn’t there… Joss Whedon writes brilliant stories (no, […]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
Fairy Tale Legacy: Snow White and Rose Red

Fairy Tale Legacy: Snow White and Rose Red

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. The Snow White few people know and another of my favorite stories as a child. I think I loved that they’re sisters and again that […]

May 4, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses