Agatha Christie, Where Have You Been My Whole Life?

In my quest to begin reading regularly again I decided to pick a good old fashioned crowd pleaser. For those of you who do not know, I am a horror fanatic. I love horror films, gothic literature, horror conventions, etc. Here is a pic of me meeting John Carpenter last weekend: I think my obsession with…

Does the Muse Dwell in Suburbia?

"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility." - William Wordsworth What do we imagine when we think of poets or poetry? I think immediately our minds wander to images of coffee shops in the city. You know, the ones filled with people dressed in black…

5 Albums to Listen to on Snowy Days

We're now about a week into winter and soon the weatherman (hopefully) will be predicting some snow days. Along with a healthy stockpile of wine, cheese, and chocolate, a good music library is essential to a successful winter's day. Below I've listed 5 of my favorite albums to listen to when Old Man Winter visits.…

Reindeer Food Recipe

Christmastime is busy. Between shopping, cooking, wrapping presents and attending parties, baking and coming up with creative desserts can become an added stressor. When you're running out of ideas (and time) for a party treat, having a quick backup plan may seem impossible. But never fear! Reindeer food is quick, cheap, pretty, and darn tasty. My…