Julie — played by Amy Adams [1]

We need to re-examine a classic film…

Like many of us, when presented with the opportunity to revisit a classic and beloved film — Julie & Julia — my partner and I settled in for a cozy Friday night movie. Upon running into the familiar title while scrolling we both exclaimed “Oh I love that one!” Neither of us have seen the film in a decade and since we are in our 20s, that made the film a childhood classic. Much to my surprise, however, this film may have taught young girls like myself some dangerous values.

As the film began, I ran through my memories of…


How an eskie puppy changed my life

Image by @mochi_eskie

I had made the decision… I was going to get a puppy — logistics be damned.

Now, I will preface this by emphasizing how important it is to know what you’re getting into by getting a dog. Most logistical hurdles can be overcome if you’re committed, but please be sure. Don’t contribute to the growing population of dogs in shelters. Before I decided to get a dog, I lived with my best friend and her King Charles Spaniel Mia for a year. I experienced the laughter filled-ups and the bark-filled downs. Understand that…

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