Secretly, I wish I was Cat Woman …

Why? I mean why not?

Holding on to Paris with Humphrey Bogart

“We’ll always have Paris.” ― Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, Casablanca Versailles. Arc de Triomphe. The Eiffel Tower. When I was in grade school these were a few of the places I dreamt about visiting. Fortunate to attend a small, private school where learning the French language was an everyday part of the curriculum, I…

Aren’t you happy the umbrella was invented?

A lot can happen in 24 hours, let alone an entire day, year, or three centuries for that matter. Heck, entire countries can be formed and dissolved. I mean just look at what happened to poor Prussia … declared an official country in 1525, things were going along just fine until 1947 when BAM, the…

Baby Penguins and Hollandaise Sauce

When asked if there’s one thing in my kitchen I can’t live without, I can’t help but want to answer, “water” – I mean duh. But OK. OK. I’ll play along and as I do, I can’t help but drift off to the strange but wonderful land of French cooking … the one where butter…

Where there is hate, there is also love – they cannot exist separately …

Love. Hate. Tragedy. Success. Inspiration. Nelson Mandela’s A Long Walk to Freedom, showcases everything that there is to despise about the human race, and everything that there is to admire about humanity. Likewise, Invictus speaks to our determination and our inherent nature to strive for good. People, I believe, are both good and bad –…

Remember young padawan even Batman fell down …

“And why do we fall, Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” ~ Thomas Wayne Failure. Setbacks. Disappointment. It’s all as much a part of our lives as triumph, accomplishment, even victory – it’s just not as welcomed. Yet, there are those who say, “you cannot enjoy real success without having suffered…