December 13th 2019

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!”

Jack Skellington

I thought, maybe The Nightmare Before Christmas would be more in spirit since today is Friday the 13th.

December 9th 2019

Sixteen more days until Christmas! Hang your stockings, put up your tree, watch Christmas movies and listen to Holiday songs. One of my favorite song since I was a kid and will always be “The Little Drummer Boy” done by The Vienna Boys Choir. There also is the classic stop motion film The Little Drummer Boy. Enjoy the festivities, put on some music and spread the Holiday cheer!

Four Books For A Rainy Day

Some of my Favorite Books for the Rain

First off…There will always be a never ending list of books that will be amazing to read in the rain. The list will always change and everyone has their own views on whether or not a book is worth reading or not. Why specifically reading in the rain you may ask, simple, it is some of the most calming (in some cases) weather there is. I’m sure many of you have heard that rain can make you sleepy or feel more calm that’s because rain tends to be white noise or what some call pink noise. Pink noise allows you to focus on just the sound of the rain and nothing else. This allows your body to rest, focus and to destress in a sense. This is why reading in the rain is calming and one of my favorite times to get cozy on the couch with a book. Here is a small list of my favorite books to read while it’s raining.

  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This comedic book series gets you through the galaxy over a span of 5 books! It keeps you entertained and glued to the pages the whole time! They also have a movie based on the books and a radio series that was done.
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. A very gripping story that tells the chilling tale of Susie. The movie was also just recently released.
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. Four different women whose lives intersect around chaos, keeping secrets about themselves and who they love. A captivating well researched and written novel. Fiercely independent and mind provoking.
  • The Pact by Jodi Picoult. This is a heart wrenching love story between two teenagers with a tragic story to tell. It’ll keep you guessing until the very last page. I loved this book so much I actually wrote a post about it, which you can read here.

This is just a short list of a few mesmerizing stories. Each book will fill your soul with happiness, sadness and every emotion in-between. Reading not only stimulates your brain with creativity and calmness. It allows a little time of escaping to just be you and not have to worry about anything for another chapter. Even if it isn’t raining, you should still give these books a good read. So sit down, have some tea, get cozy and start reading.

“You are only worthy of what you prove yourself to be.”

―Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

December 8th 2019

“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”

– Oren Arnold

December 7th 2019

78 years ago, December 7th 1941 the world would change. The surprise raid on the major U.S. Navy base near Honolulu killed more than 2,400 Americans and, in short, brought the United States into World War II.

According to the National Park Service, Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in August 1994. Remembrance events are held every year at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

If you click below you can immerse yourself in the history and events that occurred 78 years ago on the attack at Pearl Harbor.

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941…a date that will live in infamy.”

Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt

U.S.S Oklahoma