I’ll Cast My Net No More

A Study in Equinoxes

RIP to Gene Wilder, here’s an older poem

Pull up the anchor one last time
Then thrust my oar into the foamy brine
Often have I churned
with arms that burned
My home became a darkened speck
Resting upon the horizon's deck
I'll cast my net no more
For the far away shore
And I'll no longer dwell
Within Poseidon's swell
My calluses I've earned
For Siren's graces I've yearned
My eyes still watered and burned
The oars quicken as I churned
But I'll no longer cast my nets
To fill with inky regrets
I bid farewell to my family first
A salty sea to quench my thirst
Life's adventures have passed me by
Now in my funerary vessel I lie
And I'll cast my net no more
For the far away shore

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Throwback The ’90s – The ‘Tuck It In’ Trend



Remember what Julia Roberts was wearing as Vivian Ward in the last scene of Pretty Woman? A loose fitted white Tee underneath a black oversized blazer with shoulder pads, AND she tucked the white Tee into her high waisted jeans.

Pretty Woman was a big hit in 1990 and so was Vivian Ward’s wardrobe. The inspiration from her last outfit of the movie had soon extended to tuck-in everything: from Tees to shirts to sweaters and turtlenecks…
Of course, you’d complete this smart look by wearing the ‘oversized blazer’ – although in the ’90s, they were not considered ‘oversized’, they were just considered chic!

There are currently lots and lots of ’90s comeback looks. However, the girls now who interpret the ’90s trends are mostly thin; super toned and often tanned, whereas the ’90s, women embraced big hair and voluminous clothing and they were much more laid back about their…

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Beach Books

Cafe Book Bean

beach_books2.jpgI have been at the beach recently and so I’ve had more time to read than usual. I find myself thinking of books, beach books to be specific; novels filled with the lore and adventure of the sea. So, as has become my new habit, I have compiled a list of all the books that came to mind as I pondered the ocean’s beauty.
I have come up with a list of great books that capture the ocean’s beauty, strength, and wonder.

Here is my list of oceanic beauties, shore to decorate many beach bags:

The Old Man and The Sea

Ernest Hemingway

The endearing story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway tells the timeless tale of courage in the face of defeat and…

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#Jerk – Book Review

All Romance Reads


#Jerk by Kat T. Masen on January 1st 1970

He was that boy in the playground. The one that pulled your pigtails. The one that lifted your dress in front of the entire school. Now he’s that guy in the office. The one that steals your lunch from the fridge. The one that gets away with everything. I’m sure you know him. Everyone knows that guy. He’s a #JERK.

Presley Malone knew her relationship with her fiancé, Jason, had run its course. The second that ring came off her finger, she didn’t expect to be the pawn in an immature game played by the office jerk. His name is Haden Cooper, and he is six years younger than her. Immature and irresponsible, getting drunk and stoned every weekend like he never left college. He rode a motorcycle, carrying a different girl each week. He was everything a jerk should be—insensitive…

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Caramel Crisps Corn

The Inspiration Shots

iPhoneOgraphy – 28 Aug 2016 (Day 241/366)

Caramel corn is an American confection made of popcorn coated with a sugar or molasses based caramel candy shell. Typically a sugar solution or syrup is made and heated until it browns and becomes thick, producing a caramelized candy syrup. This hot candy is then mixed with popped popcorn, and allowed to cool. Sometimes a candy thermometer is used, as making caramel is time-consuming and requires skill to make well without burning the sugar. The process creates a sweet flavored, crunchy snack food or treat. Some varieties, after coating with the candy syrup, are baked in an oven to crisp the mixture. Mixes of caramel corn sometimes contain nuts, such as peanuts, pecans, almonds, or cashews.

The combination of caramel and corn dates back at least as far as the 1890s with the strong molasses flavor of Cracker Jack, an early version of…

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