It’s been a minute since I have posted on the blog. I didn’t want to provide thoughts and analyses that weren’t genuine or disjointed, so I decided to take a break for my mental health and recalibration. I think it’s time to get back into the ring, so here goes… The 30th season of Dancing… Continue reading Dancing with the Stars, Season 30: Is It Time to Hang Up the Dancing Shoes?
There are approximately 40 million people in the United States that will suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year, which equates to about 18% of the country’s population1. Essentially, anything and everything can cause anxiety for someone: social situations, careers and body image are some that are on that never-ending list. All of… Continue reading Lessons from the Literature: Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from a Reforming Neurotic – Anxiety Happens No Matter What
New year, new beginnings. Well, sort of. I created the “Self-Improvement Sequestration Project” in the beginning of 2021 in the vein of having a New Year’s Resolution. I wanted to improve myself, mind, body and soul. I was able to provide some insight on a couple of books that I read relating to self-help and… Continue reading Lessons from Literature Happen, No Matter the Book
Sometimes change can be difficult. We may procrastinate to make changes for ourselves as the day-to-day routine is more comfortable. However, biting the bullet and moving forward, as Alan Watts says in the quote that is in the title of this post, seems to be one of the best ways to cope with change. I… Continue reading The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
Another season done and another winner crowned. The fifth season of The Masked Singer concluded Wednesday, May 26th, and the end to a thrilling season was…not so thrilling. Although I enjoy that the show’s finale gets to the point with crowning its winner, there was just something missing. I like Leann Rimes, but I’m not… Continue reading The Masked Singer, Season 5 Finale – Pass the Bacon, Please
The trophy is so close, it’s as if the contestants can taste it (don’t do that, though; it will taste like metal and that just tastes nasty). I’ve never seen such a yearning to win by the contestants as I’ve seen this season. We got the chills, fired up the bacon (and chicken), and watched… Continue reading The Masked Singer, Season 5: Semi-Finals – Cluck, Cluck, WTF?!
There are several events in history that have occurred because of a lie. Salem Witch Trials and the January 6, 2021 Insurrection on the United States Capitol are among those on a long list. We are still feeling the effects of the Insurrection almost five months later, whether it be through the denial that the… Continue reading The Downfall of the Republican Party
There was a heatwave on the set of The Masked Singer with the remaining contestants in the Spicy Six and Feisty Five. The yearning for the Golden Mask has never been greater than with this season compared to previous seasons. You can really tell that the contestants are showing their versatility and talent tenfold as… Continue reading The Masked Singer, Season 5: Spicy Six and Feisty Five – Turn Up the Heat
The glitz, the glamour, the celebrity. Award shows are the mecca of appreciation for the Hollywood elite to enhance their egos on how great they think their art forms are. While there are some that still find them appealing, many others have lost interest, especially in the last five years. The 2021 Academy Awards aired… Continue reading Is the Appeal of Watching Award Shows a Thing of the Past?
It seems cliché to say that the talent gets better each season for any type of reality competition show that involves celebrities. However, it seems to be the case on this season of The Masked Singer and was reinforced with the Super Eight’s performances. No one really deserved to be eliminated, but unfortunately, this became… Continue reading The Masked Singer, Season 5: Super Eight – Chicken Fried
Just when you think the frontrunners are set, a chill in the air comes about. All contestants need to be on their toes going forward in this competition, and it’s going to be more difficult to eliminate them since they are all so talented. The performances this week showed the range of the contestants, and… Continue reading The Masked Singer, Season 5: Group A Finals – Return of the Cann..on
Many of us have needed that extra reassurance over the last year from our friends and/or loved ones because of well…this past year’s events (of course, most of that interaction has been virtual). Careers and livelihoods have been affected due to the pandemic, which has forced people to change jobs and/or industries. Some have wanted… Continue reading Self-Improvement Sequestration Project: Bevelations: Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie – A Conversation with an Experienced and Wiser Friend
Top contenders for the Golden Mask, hyperventilation, and an unexpected twist. This was the Group B Finals on the fifth season of The Masked Singer in a nutshell. Let’s get to the performances: Performances Black Swan Song: “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston Thoughts: She has such a strong voice and has proven that… Continue reading The Masked Singer, Season 5: Group B Finals – Put in a Fork in It, It’s Done
Looks can be deceiving. While one may look crabby, they may be suffering on the inside. This was apparent with the addition of the Crab as a wildcard in Group B. I won’t spoil my comments on the performance, so let’s get to all of them: Performances Grandpa Monster Song: “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett… Continue reading The Masked Singer, Season 5: Group B Wildcard Round – Far from Crabby
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for with this new administration. We finally saw a solo press conference with President Joe Biden over 60 days since the beginning of his term. There was a different mood compared to his predecessor’s, but some of the same themes apply: lack of confidence from the American people… Continue reading President Biden’s First Press Conference: Preparation without Any Preparation