• Feeling Sorry For Celia, J. Moriarty 

  • My Most Excellent Year, S. Kluger

  • Ella Enchanted, G.C. Levine

  • Margaux with an X, Ron Koertge

  • Finding Cassie Crazy, J. Moriarty

  • How They Met, D. Levithan

  • Maniac Magee, J. Spinelli

  • How We Were, M. Hahn

  • This Is How It Always Is, L. Frankel

  • Why Not Me, M. Kaling

  • The Hilarious World of Depression, J. Moe

  • Looking for Alaska, J. Green

  • Dreaming of Amelia, J. Moriarty


  • Schitt's Creek

  • Boy Meets World

  • Family Guy

  • The Good Place

  • The Mentalist

  • Merlin

  • One Day at a Time (Netflix)

  • The Mindy Project

  • Elementary 

  • Phineus & Ferb

  • Malcolm in the Middle

  • Happy Endings

  • Modern Family

  • Parks & Recreation


  • Mary Poppins

  • 50/50

  • Coco

  • Good Will Hunting

  • Penelope

  • Shop Around the Corner

  • Pretty Woman

  • The Princess Bride

  • Meet the Robinsons

  • Harvey

  • Ocean's Eleven

  • Matilda

  • Bend it like Beckham

  • Eloise at the Plaza

Big Sunflower

try to

–––but be gentle when you can't

  1. floss

  2. make your bed every morning

  3. take pictures

  4. go to the library

  5. read + write every day

  6. make jokes that don't hurt people's feelings

  7. drink lots of water

  8. eat breakfast food for dinner

  9. write thank you cards 

  10. do laundry somewhat regularly 


people who said things


There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.

Ida B. Wells

We are reading the story of our lives
As though we were in it,
As though we had written it.

Mark Strand

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.

Roald Dahl

I write a lot, and I'm not afraid to make mistakes or to write badly. I can always fix something weak and dull. But I can't fix a blank page.

Ron Koertge

Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.

Shel Silverstein

Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it's contagious.

Jimmy Stewart

The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.

Fred Rogers