Commentary #114: Viewpoints on Health – A Conversation with David Sheff

I had the opportunity to participate in a live-stream with the James Madison University (JMU) College of Health and Behavioral Studies and Mr. David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction and the new book, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy. This was presented in collaboration with Sentara […]

Commentary #111: “50 Best Films About Writers, Ranked”

I stumbled upon this article when I was researching a daily film challenge post for Facebook. The question that day was: “A film where a character has a job you want.” My answer: Finding Forrester (2000) Here’s the link to the article about the 50 best films: 50 Best Films About Writers, Ranked |Flavorwire Now, […]

Commentary #110: Fatphobia in the Medical System, and Thin Privilege

I found this on Facebook on July 29, 2020. It was originally shared by Heatherina Lavender on May 25, 2018. This was utterly shocking to me. I’m ashamed of how shocking it was. No wonder Americans have issues with eating disorders! The resounding comment I got when I shared this on my Facebook page/profile was […]

Commentary #109: Thoughts on “13th”

As part of my continuing education on Black Lives Matter and becoming a better ally, I wanted to sit down and watch this documentary on Netflix. Immediately after finishing it, I wanted to watch it again. I was overwhelmed, horrified, and angry. Ava DuVernay is a master. The interviews that were conducted spanned from activists, […]

Commentary #107: “Everything Wrong with Rachel Hollis”

A wonderful friend shared this YouTube video earlier this week on her Facebook page: Everything Wrong with Rachel Hollis (Deep-Dive) I’ll admit, I was originally intrigued by Rachel Hollis. See the bikini photo above. Several authors I follow on social media, and a few bloggers, have lauded her personality and her business, among other things. […]

Commentary #106: “The Public Library as a 21st-Century Indoor City Square”

My cousin Ryan sent me this link recently, and I was immediately intrigued! Here’s the link: The Public Library as a 21st-Century Indoor City Square This article was published in March 2019, but it’s a really cool idea. The U.S. should really start paying more attention to what the Europeans are doing! The premise: Amsterdam-based […]

Commentary #105: “I Wrote A Research Paper About The Publishing Industry … Here’s What I Found”

I thought Charis Rae’s research was so awesome, I wanted to share it! Here’s the link to Charis Rae’s post: I Wrote A Research Paper About the Publishing Industry … Here’s What I Found Charis brought up some excellent points and statistics. Here are a few of them: Nearly 100,000 books were published by major […]