Fireplace in your home

Virtual coziness. Why am I so enamored with the looping video of a crackling fire? Especially when we're still experiencing summer temperatures? Turns out the crackling sound paired with the dancing glowing flames has a calming effect. It soothes us and helps focus. It can elevate the effects of mindfullness and wellbeing, and lowers blood … Continue reading Fireplace in your home

September 11, 2022

I tried to listen to this book this year. I thought after 21 years, I would be able to get through it. I managed to make it about a third of the way through before I had to stop. After more than two decades, it's still unbelievable, terrifying and sad. I don’t know anyone who … Continue reading September 11, 2022

July 2022

We finished Season 4 of Stranger Things and Season 3 of the Umbrella Academy. Kid #2 went skydiving again, this time with another friend. July 4th was super uneventful - no fireworks this year. Both boys were out with friends, so we stayed home and Ali hid in the closet. At work, we found out … Continue reading July 2022

Cool job alert: subtitle writer

I never knew I wanted to be a closed caption writer until now. I'm didn't even know this job existed. I saw a post about the Stranger Things writers, and how they conveyed through writing the experience and sounds of the show. And being a fan of the show (a weird plot set in the … Continue reading Cool job alert: subtitle writer