Look! It’s PoeMondaY again! One of the things I was most blessed with during my post-secondary education was the opportunity to have some really amazing mentors. Each of them played a significant role in teaching, inspiring, shaping, and encouraging me in my writing and in my career path. Not too long ago, I was tickled […]


Hello, there. My name is Christine. You probably don’t know me. I’m not any of the politicians or celebrities out there who are commenting on the current state of affairs in our country. I am just your average American citizen. I was raised with religion. My dad’s side of the family was probably more spiritual than […]

Massages on the Cheap

It’s been a stressful week. You and your friends are looking to get out and do some serious relaxing without spending too much cash in this tight economy. So what do you do? Might I suggest getting a massage? A massage, you ask? It hardly sounds budget-friendly, though you’ll happily admit that in the realm of relaxation, massage is king. To […]

Making New Friends

As the saying goes, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other’s gold.” My old friends are certainly the gold in my life. Many of them are the wives of the guys I went to college with, and their friends, by extension. I think it’s wonderful, and wonderfully lucky, that […]

How to Eat Sushi with Friends

Sure, eating sushi can be a romantic experience. It has something to do with the sensual silkiness of the fish, the concentration and tactile coordination required to manipulate the chop sticks to dip the sweet morsels into salty soy sauce, the spiciness of the wasabi. Not to mention different kinds of seafood are often considered […]

Happy Hour of the Week

Who doesn’t love a happy hour? Happy hours are a nice way to meet up with friends and blow off steam after a long workday. In this weekly feature, I’ll be visiting establishments around San Diego County and reporting back with the goods on their happy hour offerings. In particular, I’ll be looking at atmosphere, […]