Mix Tape: Music for the Road

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My Total Truth #7 – Words are Powerful

Each one of us has inside of us our own truth. My Total Truths is a series based on MY truths; a list of things that I know to be true. What are your total truths?   # 7 – Words are Powerful   Words matter. The writer in me knows this as an essential truth. They don’t always have to be neat or pretty or elegantly spoken; they can be simple and rough around the edges but no matter what words you choose to...

Lip Sync Battles and Political Lip Service… One and the Same

Sometimes when I’m in need of a laugh, a really hard laugh, like say when NJ votes – for a second term – the worst governor known to Jersey kind, a governor who is a bully to teachers and education’s Darth Vader, I look to a professional. In this case, Jimmy Fallon. My husband who spends hours of free time  YouTubing Fallon’s comedic prowess turned me onto him and I think I’m safe in saying that we both kinda wish Jimmy was...

Mix Tape: Good Life

Music is such a big part of my life and my writing. “And the Jukebox Plays” is a fun little label to highlight some of the music that moves me, that inspires me – emotionally or physically. I hope you find some music that does the same for you.  Feeling a bit grateful today. A bit slowed down. A bit chilled out. This weekend I look forward to an evening of drinking the whole [wine] bottle with the ladies, a night at...

Beep, Beep. Beep, Beep… tired!

The Problems: For the past few weeks, my head has felt like a super soaked sponge that just can’t absorb any more water. We moved into a new apartment this year so we’ve been organizing, decorating, making notes of things that need fixing, fixing. In the blogging world, things are going well; spreading out, making contacts, hopefully contributing posts to other blogs. It feels good after two years of consistent writing and posting to be getting a little more recognition....

Mix Tape: Brave

Music is such a big part of my life and my writing. “And the Jukebox Plays” is a fun little label to highlight some of the music that moves me, that inspires me – emotionally or physically. I hope you find some music that does the same for you.  In continuation with yesterday’s blog… this, Miley, is how you stand out! Recap: NO to Miley – YES, YES, YES to this, Sara Bareilles!  BRAVE You can be amazingYou can turn...

Mix Tape: Gone, Gone, Gone

Music is such a big part of my life and my writing. “And the Jukebox Plays” is a fun little label to highlight some of the music that moves me, that inspires me – emotionally or physically. I hope you find some music that does the same for you.  (Gone, Gone, Gone by Philip Phillips. I already was obsessed with his other song  “Home” and now I have another obsession.) There are so many good moments that come with living...

Mix Tape: I Was Here

Happy Friday! I watched this video a few minutes after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. It was so powerful and inspiring and in lign with a post I have been working on that I had to share it for this weekend. Beyonce was asked to perform this at the United Nations World Humanitarian Day on August 12, 2012 with one purpose: “To inspire people all over the world to do something good, no matter how big or small,...