God Is Not In Your Phone

Procrastination is one of my specialties. I am very good at it. It is something I do often. Day after day, I try to fight it, but it always comes back to me. Plans and lists fall by the wayside. I lose days and hours, every intention falls leisurely from my mind. My eyes are…

As Far As I Could Get

As Far As I Could Get by Florence + The Machine In the celestial vaults, I drew a bedraggled breath. Because I am unloved, I went as far as I could get. In the cedars like sparks, wasting my goddamn time. Past the museum of death and the madman yelling answers. I sail on new…

No Strings Attached

One of my most intense fangirl relationships throughout my teenage years had been with the band *NSYNC. During our courtship I had wallpapered my bedroom from floor to ceiling with posters and pictures, my shelves overflowed with assorted merchandise and paraphernalia. I had stuffed animals, buttons, books, dolls, magnets, t-shirts, Christmas ornaments, pillows, and blankets….

I Wish I Was the Moon

“I Wish I Was the Moon” by Neko Case “Chimney falls and lovers blaze. I thought that I was young. Now I’ve freezing hands and bloodless veins as numb as I’ve become. I’m so tired. I wish I was the moon tonight. Last night I dreamt I’d forgotten my name, ’cause I sold my soul,…

Now Playing: Lake Street Dive – “Good Kisser”

I’m kinda mad at you guys at the moment. You knew about Lake Street Dive this whole time and you didn’t tell me about them. I am really disappointed in you. They are absolutely freakin’ amazing . . . to put it eloquently. I stumbled upon them by sheer happenstance only twenty-four hours ago, but…

From You the Flowers Grow

Whether you’re an artist, a writer, or creative mind, it can be difficult at times to find illumination in a world overflowing with darkness. We look for inspiration in a word, in a thought, an image, or in a song. We search for it everywhere, underneath every hiding spot, even in the oddest of places….

Haim “The Steps”

Rejoice, music lovers! The sisters Haim have returned to sweeten our lives with cool beats, melodic treats, and nifty vocals. The renowned trio have finally announced an official release date after months and months of teasing and sporadically dropping snippets off their third album. Women in Music: Part III will debut on April 24th with…

Always Lonely & I Could Fall In Love…

She was fashioned by darkness, cruel and twisted, a patchwork of poetry and song.  She walks among hateful demons and sorrowful, weeping ghosts, leaving no footprints in the spongy moss. Nurtured by warmth, she is bathed in stardust and starlight, a chaotic creation of mother earth. She lives atop a mighty tree, but crawls and…

Seven Albums That Define Me

Have you seen those outlandish scenarios that have been plaguing Twitter recently? They’re the ones that give you a far-fetched situation and you have to choose what to do, what to say, or how to react. Have you seen the ones that put you in improbable places then ask you a moderately difficult question like,…

Now Playing: Fred Astaire – “Cheek to Cheek”

This morning, I was prepared to go into a long-winded speech about Fred Astaire and how he was my favorite actor from the golden age of Hollywood. I thought I’d tell you how he got his start in vaudeville as a young child, dancing with his sister, Adele. I thought I’d talk about Astaire’s transition…

I Like People Who’ve Seen Some Darkness

I don’t know why, but Florence Welch has the uncanny ability to put whichever emotions I’m feeling into flawless words or epic songs. She’s written something for every appropriate occasion. This poem from Useless Magic makes me think of myself and my writing. I tend to lean toward the strange and supernatural in my stories,…