The Voice Battles, Week 4: Memorable Moments and My Predictions

Round 1 Team Cee Lo: James Massone vs. WADE “True Colors” James is from Boston and has a great tone. He is easy to connect with because his passion for singing is obvious: “I don’t want to go back to the body shop. This is my dream. This is what I want to do.” WADE has … Continue reading The Voice Battles, Week 4: Memorable Moments and My Predictions

Along Came a Spider…

Our 70 degree weather this week has prompted Ian to dig through storage bins for his outdoor toys. Yesterday afternoon, Ian came rushing into the house, “Mom! Come quick!” He was panicked. “What’s up, Bud?” “There’s a spider in the blue bin. Come see!” “Oh, no. That’s Daddy’s department.” I wasn’t in the mood to … Continue reading Along Came a Spider…

The Voice Battles, Week 3: Memorable Moments and Quotes

As the battle rounds continue, I’m beginning to understand the painful process each coach has to go through. At first, I was a little confused at the pairings for the battles; but now, I can see that the coaches are in a no-win situation. They have these great singers that are all worthy of attention, … Continue reading The Voice Battles, Week 3: Memorable Moments and Quotes

The Voice Battles, Week 2: Inspiration for All

Not only does The Voice help people pursue their dreams, but it also presents artists with incredible stories. I enjoy watching the process for the talent and for the inspiration. I want to thank all the artists for persevering through their trials and becoming role models for people who are struggling and thinking of giving … Continue reading The Voice Battles, Week 2: Inspiration for All

#1 Groundhog Day

I’m always excited when I find another person who truly gets Groundhog Day; similarly, I am annoyed when someone doesn’t understand the pure genius of it. Groundhog Day should only have two reactions: “Best inspirational movie ever made!” Or “I love that movie; it was hysterical.” Nothing less than that is acceptable in my eyes. … Continue reading #1 Groundhog Day

The Voice Battles, Week 1: Keeping the Dream Alive

Reality TV can get a bad rap, that’s why I think we should call talent shows something different, like Competition TV or Dream Makers TV. The Voice, American Idol, X Factor, and America’s Got Talent have nothing in common with shows like The Bachelor, Jersey Shore, and Teen Mom. Both types of shows have real … Continue reading The Voice Battles, Week 1: Keeping the Dream Alive

Blessing #9: Memories of the Matriarch

Baba Vicky was the strongest, sweetest, smartest person I have ever met. I would tell her often, but she was too humble to accept my praise. Her reply: “I try my best . . . but how can you say that? I have broken English…I can’t read or write … I’m dumb . . .” … Continue reading Blessing #9: Memories of the Matriarch