5 Books That Have Had an Impact on Me

For as long as I can remember, I have been a reader. I think I’ve always been in love with words. Books are a way for me to escape my ordinary life, but I’ve also realized that I use them as a way to learn about people—their personalities, their cultures, their origins. A famous line … Read more

A Story of Sisters: Austen’s Sense & Sensibility

Originally Published December 2017 My faithful readers will know that Sense & Sensibility was the first of Jane Austen’s books that I read. For a long time it was my favorite book. I think that’s because, in many ways, I am like Elinor. I could identify with her desire to take care of her family, … Read more

The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Best Friends

Happy Boy and Sassy Girl are best friends. They have been since the day they met. When Mommy and Daddy brought Sassy Girl home from the hospital, Happy Boy couldn’t stop talking about her—in his unintelligible, 1 1/2-year-old way. Of course, she couldn’t do much at that age. Happy Boy could hardly wait until she … Read more