Maple and Vine

When the 2014 opera season was announced, I was disappointed: there wasn't a single performance I wanted to see. Part of that was a lingering feeling from last last season, which wasn't that good either. Ever since then, I've been looking for a theatrical package. Groupon to the rescue! I found a two-for-one deal for… Continue reading Maple and Vine

A Life of Jesus

In college I took a "History of World Religions" class taught by my favorite college professor (the one that gave me my superhero name). One day that quarter I was waiting for a friend in the Student Union, and I pulled out my required reading for that class: A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo.… Continue reading A Life of Jesus

First Day of School

Composition Books

Throughout my childhood, the day after Labor Day was the first day back to school. I was always so excited for that day. After what I perceived as a long, boring summer, I got to return to the land of my friends, a structured environment, and me being me, the loving embrace of external validation… Continue reading First Day of School

Lessons from the Prairie

As I mentioned in my easily influenced post, I often get a new take on books with a re-read. I thought of another, this time heartwarming example. Growing up, like most little girls, I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I was transported to the prairie. Despite my affinity for them, something had always bugged… Continue reading Lessons from the Prairie