Book Review: What Happened by Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton was poised to become the first female President in the history of the United States. And then, she didn't. Most of the nation was shocked and even after almost a year, a lot of her supporters are still trying to come to terms with her defeat. In her own words, Clinton shares personal... Continue Reading →


Mexican Restaurants from Coast to Coast

If you know me very well at all, you know I love to travel and could eat some form of Mexican food every day. Whether I'm eating something locally or eating out on vacation, I look for more unique places vs. high end establishments and chains. However, I won't turn down Qdoba or Chipolte (but... Continue Reading →

Non-Fiction Round Up

I've been reading quite a bit of non-fiction over the past few months, so I thought I'd share some of the more interesting titles along with a short review of each. I try to read both in and out of my comfort zone so I get information from all viewpoints. Confessions of A Secular Jesus... Continue Reading →

Italy & Greece, Part 3

The third and final post about our European adventure! When I left off, we were getting ready to board the ferry to Greece from the Port of Ancona in Italy. The ferry takes 24 hours to travel from Ancona to Patras and makes one other port stop on the way. We boarded around 5:30 p.m.... Continue Reading →

Italy & Greece, Part 2

Our Italian journey continued on day five of the trip with a fairly relaxing travel day. The bus took us through the mountains on the way to Venice and we made one stop in the town of Verona. Verona is popular because three of Shakespeare's plays are set in the town and even though he... Continue Reading →

Italy & Greece: Part 1

Starting on June 12, Adam and I took a 12 day trip to Italy & Greece. We booked the trip last November and after a lot of research and searching, we decided on Cosmos, a budget friendly tour company that I found online last year. We considered cruising but I was unable to find a... Continue Reading →

Hanson Day 2017

If you aren't a Hanson fan, you probably don't know that every year they have a weekend long celebration in their hometown of Tulsa, OK. This year was extra special since it marks 20 years since their first major label album was released and fans from all over the world descended upon what we like... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About “The Handmaid’s Tale”

A great alternative viewpoint of the Handmaid’s Tale.

Politically Slanted

This week Hulu released the first three episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Based on the book by Margaret Atwood, the series is set in a future dystopian United States which is now called Gilead. The country has been stricken with an infertility crisis and population is rapidly declining. The women who are deemed fertile have been rounded up and forced into sex slavery to bear children for the elite rulers whose wives are barren.

The patriarchy and theocracy have taken over in a return to traditional values and women’s roles in society have been reduced to bearing children, cooking, cleaning, shopping and remaining meek. They are not allowed to read, travel alone and there are eyes watching them everywhere to make sure they behave.

The main protagonist, Offred (played by Elizabeth Moss), was once a successful, happily married woman with a daughter but after the infertility crisis, the original Constitution…

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