I am a seasoned hospitality professional and aspiring writer. I especially love poetry and experimenting with different styles. My inspiration comes from personal life events and I am known to root for the "underdog." I am 49 years young.
Romancing the Railway
Esme boarded Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express in Albany bound for New York City. She gave her face mask a gentle tug at the bottom to adjust its fitting and seated herself at a quaint spot on the right hand side for optimal viewing from the passenger window. She withdrew her boarding ticket from her handbag for the conductor making his rounds letting out a disappointed sigh when she heard the dining cart was closed for her trip estimated at 2 hours and 41 minutes. Amtrak was operating only at 50% capacity due to Covid 19 and all the empty seats surrounding her reminded her of not only how isolated the world had become, but of her time in seclusion without a companion. A glass of merlot from her Bright Cellars Wine collection seemed like the perfect solution to her at that moment but knowing she would have to just make do, she shrugged her shoulders and turned her attention to the world outside the window. A couple of blackbirds resting on the track platform caught her attention forcing her to chuckle as “little blackbird” is another name for merlot.
How 7 Carpenter’s Songs Soothe My Soul
Everyone has a different approach to relaxation and whichever method one chooses to reach that “Ahh” moment of perfect Zen is a personal decision. The options are endless. Some people like natural sounds of calming ocean waves or tropical forest torrents. Others prefer more upbeat rhythms associated with drumming or maybe even animal sounds like birds chirping in their natural habitat. The types of music triggering the big “let go” is just as diversified and unique as we all are as individuals. My personal happy session sparks off with 70’s music specifically of the brother/ sister duo: The Carpenters.
10 British Phrases That Most Americans Will Not Understand
I live in the state of New York and have spent most of my life living in the United States; however, I am originally from England. I was born on a US military base in the United Kingdom making me a dual citizen. My mother is British and my father an American who she met when he was stationed overseas. I clearly remember being three years old when my father got out of the service moving us from the State of Virginia to settle in his home state of Massachusetts.
5 Crystals You Should Be Using With Your Spring Cleaning
Daylight savings time began on March 14th preparing everyone for the much anticipated spring season. With only days left before the vernal equinox many people are gearing up for warmer weather activities. Households across the country are planning for the yearly tradition of spring cleaning. Families will be clearing out old clutter, organizing paperwork, moving furniture for a good old deep clean, painting to freshen up living space among countless other chores getting ready for the more pleasant months ahead. Today I am going to show you how to incorporate crystals into your spring cleaning to help welcome in the fresh air with some positive energy. This is another friendly tip piece continuing with my personal practice of Feng Shui.
I Am a Complicated Scorpio
I am destined to soar like the eagle My almond shaped eyes reflecting Like mirrors; hazel shards of glass Piercing through the surface of all things
Over the Moon
Alex dropped down onto all fours and circled the group of frat boys standing outside the bar barking at the top of her lungs. She lifted her right leg and symbolically urinated on the chatty one’s ankle. All hyped up she finished off with a quick hop to her feet ripping down her black leggings to bare her derriere. She then readjusted her pants and her girlfriend Siobhan grabbed her hand to steady her balance. A small group of curious onlookers recording the incident with their cell phones cheering as the pair scurried away from the scene. The loving couple were tired of the continuous harassment by this group of immature college boys and the disparaging comment “You are too beautiful to be lesbians” were words Alex could no longer ignore.
Celebrating the Vocals of Lisa Fischer
When we think of all the dominant African American female voices in music, the mention of first names like Aretha, Whitney and Tina get instant recognition. The truth is that there is a powerhouse of other female singers providing background vocals who do not receive the same consideration as their frontrunner counterparts... Today, I am recognizing a woman spending years in the music industry both as a backbone for other artists, and as an incredibly fierce soloist. Join me as I celebrate the vocals of Lisa Fischer.
Quit While You Are Ahead
Chiming bells, flashing green and blue neon lights encircled a crowd around me. On my very first trip to a casino, I won $20,000, betting a single ten-dollar bill. The swarm of bees buzzed, each impatiently waiting a turn at the hot seat, drooling to taste the sweet nectar of my beginner’s luck. I grabbed my print out ticket to cash out and leave. An anxious middle-aged woman who parked her purse next to the slot machine snatched up my seat eager to dip her hand in the honey pot.