Yes, once again it’s time for end-of-the-year rituals. Maybe you come up with the type of resolutions that help gyms make a fortune from people who join and never show up. Or perhaps you scour critics’ lists of “10 Best” or “10 Worst” lists of the year’s movies, TV shows, political scandals, etc. Continue reading
Hello and welcome back, my fellow unicorns. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last written this column, so instead of trying to catch up with everything, I’m going to just give updates on the most recent news developments and reference prior news as it is necessary. Also, please be aware that this column has trigger warnings for rape and violence. Continue reading
I love watching movies in the theater. I’m totally that person that will attend a film by myself just so I can experience the joy of watching a movie on the big screen. My family knows my love of moviegoing, and each year for Christmas I get a gift card good enough for a few matinees. Here’s what I’m dropping those gift dollars down on this year: Continue reading
If you’ve waited to get a dog, chances are you were waiting until you had achieved another goal first. Maybe that goal is working fewer hours, having more money, or having a fenced yard. That’s good, because having a dog requires you to change your lifestyle in ways you can’t always predict. Before you do ANYTHING else, you need to figure out if this is the right time for you to add a dog to your home. You need to look at the way you live now, carefully and realistically. Continue reading
Gather ’round, children, for it’s time again to read the stars, seek answers in your cards, and let the things which we do not know be known. Continue reading
For some of us that are still in school, today might be the first day of winter quarter or spring semester classes. Every term I go through the same ritual in preparation for the start of a new school term.
I got several extra days of break. Thanks, snow!
It has been weeks, Persephoneers, weeks since I mocked anyone from the teevee. Well, mocked them on the Internet. About sewing. Did you don neoprene or put some half-ass cutouts in a tee shirt because you missed Project Runway All Stars? Personally, I’m wearing Mondo as a cape right now. Continue reading
The first Parenthood of 2014 introduced some new plot lines and continue the train wreck that is currently Julia and Joel. We also got to see Crosby at a school fundraiser, which was definitely worth the price of admission. Zeek makes a friend, and Camille decides to extend her trip. Will she ever return? Continue reading
My grandmother and other elders have made corn soup for me, friends, and family for years. But, I never learned how to make it myself. As luck would have it, my grandmother called a week before Christmas to tell me she planned to make a batch of corn soup for the holiday for eating and gifting. So, I asked her if she would show me how it’s done, and she readily agreed. Continue reading
When I realized I would be writing one of the very first 2014 Persephone Magazine posts, I panicked a little bit, threw up my hands, and ran away from the computer. But it was still December 20, 2013, so that was acceptable. And in my quest for the perfect 2014 post, I realized I have made a big to-do about not having any resolutions for the year 2014. Continue reading
Happy 2014, y’all! For many, a new year means an opportunity to challenge themselves to try new things, break old habits, and find ways to be happier and healthier. Being the delightful unicorns we are, our writers have made some pretty creative resolutions that don’t revolve around the same boring diet/exercise vows everyone else sets themselves up to fail with, and we’ve set some awesome goals for the site, too. It’s not too late to add to your list if anything below strikes your fancy! (And no need for guilt or self-recrimination if you don’t follow through perfectly, either.) Continue reading
I will be the first to admit that both things in the title can be incredibly difficult to achieve. However, channeling the ability to do both are highly beneficial, especially if one can manage to achieve both at the same time. Continue reading
Hello, Persephoneers! I hope the holidays were good to you and that you had a wonderful New Year. For me and for a lot of other people, it has brought nothing but snow. Here are some good suspenseful TV shows, all available on Netflix Instant, that you can watch while snowed in. Continue reading
This New Year I resolve to tell the diet industry to kiss my fat ass. Continue reading