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

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

When did every moment become “a thing”?

When did every moment become "a thing"? And why does it have to be so over the top? I blame social platforms - because how would you fuel FOMO if you didn't have an insta-worthy photos? But it goes back farther than that. It used to be called "keeping up with the Joneses." I first … Continue reading When did every moment become “a thing”?