New Moon In Aries !

Hello, Happy New Year! While most households around the world celebrate the New Year in January if you have astrological inclinations you reserve this celebration until March 20th. The Spring Equinox not only brings about a new season but also a new energy. Today marks the New Moon in Aries and what an exciting time to…

Food For Thought

As a child, one of my favorite things to do was read. Of, in between the many volumes I kept coming in between the mysteries and YA dramedy was the Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes 1- 999,991. Although I found the stories comforting I always laughed at the name. How could a book feed…

#TheBiblioFiles| October TBR

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works  This caught my eye as I was looking for inspiration in my hand lettering quest. A quick flip through showed me a pretty decent mix of type and terminology that I didn’t recognize so I jumped on it. Vino Italiano | The Regional Wines of Italy  There are…

A 52 Hertz Whale |#TheBiblioFiles

Friendship like any other relationship is hard work. Especially if you look to Urban Dictionary for social cues or can’t just let that old thing go. Somehow James and Darren figure it out ! This story touched all of the awkward and embarrassing parts of my soul that I can never forget. It found a way to…

Stolen from Youtube | #PopSnark 36: Kanye Ain’t the New Muhammad Ali

GET.YOUR.LIFE.   As a woman with natural hair , wifi, and a Youtube account I am very familiar with Jouelzy. I initially subscribed because of her hair videos but I have stayed because of her #SMARTBROWNGIRL movement. It’s so positive to see someone speaking to the wholeness of being a black woman ,not just the pretty…

Likeabilty vs.Authenticity

Chimamanda Ngozi is everything. I can attest that as a young woman of the 90’s I was socialized in a certain manner. Respectability, class and race had it’s pieces as well but the overarching theme was one of likeability. Don’t be too loud, too smart , too opinionated, because boys don’t like that. Don’t do…

#WhatIDrank Sixpoint Jammer

Every summer for the last couple of years I have engaged in a special romance of sorts. My “type” is cool, sort of strong and definitely a cheap date since we will be meeting often.   This is one of the main contenders if I may say I fell in love with the packaging so…

OOOODLES OF HISTORY !!!

“Or maybe, ‘delicious’ has nothing much to do with the taste itself. Maybe it has more to do with memories.” Hanny Kusumawati on instant noodles that taste like home. via The Short History of Instant Noodles — Discover

The Vegetarian |#TheBiblioFiles

  As someone who is transitioning to a more plant-based lifestyle, I was attracted to the little that I did hear about the book. Upon first listen ( my “copy” was an audiobook) I was horrified and enamored by the tale of Yeong-hye and the strange tale of her transition to vegetarianism. I was informed enough to…

The History of Pho — Discover

“Rice is the dutiful wife you can rely on, we say. Pho is the flirty mistress you slip away to visit.” Read an excerpt of Andrea Nguyen’s The Pho Cookbook at Lucky Peach. via The History of Pho — Discover Pho’get about it !