She/Her. Coffee and cat lover. Film and television enthusiast. Random thought thinker. If only every decade could be as cool as the 90s.
- First Place in True Crime Challenge
The Crime of the Century in Christchurch, New Zealand
When a gruesome murder took place in the quiet, conservative town of Christchurch, New Zealand in the summer of 1954, it sent shockwaves through the nation, garnering international headlines. The victim, 45-year-old Honora Parker, was bludgeoned to death in broad daylight with a brick in a nylon. The assailants? Her 16-year-old daughter Pauline Parker, and Pauline’s closest friend, 15-year-old Juliet Hulme.
The Playlist that Shaped My Teenage Years
I’ve always been fascinated by the ability of music to transport us back to a moment in time, so vivid, we can almost breathe the emotions right into our being - the good, the bad, and the ugly. I can hear a song from 20 years ago and find myself singing every lyric as though it hasn’t been decades since I last heard it. It’s an incredible universal medium and practically unavoidable. One line from a song over the speakers at a grocery store can do you in.
Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Somewhere, amongst my belongings in my mother’s apartment in Israel, are boxes and boxes of cassette tapes that span several years. Tapes I recorded and sent to my best friend at the start of my junior year of high school, upon moving to the States from Israel.
Decadent Peanut Butter Pie
When Vocal announced their Vegan Bake-Off Writing Challenge, this was my reaction: I get to bake and write about it?
A Colorful Ride
On a plane, My colored pencils in tow, Above the blue water, So little I know. Walkman is playing, My headset on tight,
Versatile Vegan Scones
I love scones. I miss scones. Scones are the perfect treat - not quite a cookie, not quite a muffin. A slightly crunchy outside with a denser, yet tender inside; mildly sweetened and ideal with your cup of coffee. Mmm, so good! But long gone are the days where I could walk into a coffee shop and grab a scone on my way to work with a strong cappuccino.
A Bridge of Colors
I walk on the Williamsburg bridge From Brooklyn to Manhattan, A single structure Connecting the largest borough with a beatific skyline
Kemo the Cat
My best friend’s mom, Jan, was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer about three years ago. She was 77 years old. She initially underwent surgery to have her cancer removed, but as with most cancer prognoses, the next phase of necessary treatment was determined to be chemotherapy.