The Black Rose

The wind blows A constant breeze that rustles the tree branchesĀ on the horizon Outside the window a bright day waits Inside, nothing will be the same again A woman lays there, clinging to exist Half a lifetime filled with pain Bones brittle and knotted The shallow breaths become few and far between Only the gentle... Continue Reading →

Adventures on the Gorge

Well, today I checked another adventure off of my bucket list... Zip-lining at the New River Gorge in West Virginia! This is definitely a great place to conquer your fear of heights or your fear that the worst is going to happen (ala Final Destination). But we survived!! No cable snapping or falling out of... Continue Reading →


The crash of the waves against the sand drowning out all thoughts The feel of the cold water against the skin Going deeper into the vast abyss Not sure what lies beneath Into the darkness, the only sense of calm envelopes me in it's embrace Trapped below the surface A tranquil beauty as glimmering moonbeams... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading

With Summer just around the corner, what better time to start thinking about what you want to read. Over the last few weeks this has been something that I have been thinking about a lot; this year I have made myself a resolution to step out of my normal comfort zone and try something new.... Continue Reading →

Titanic: 105 years

It's hard to believe it's already been 105 years since the sinking of the Titanic. To this day, this tragedy is still listed as one of the most horrific maritime disasters to date. For 20 years the history of the Titanic has been a large part of my life-- I've read many books on the... Continue Reading →

Like I promised, here are my thoughts on the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride in Universal Orlando. The building, the realistic animatronic Goblins that you walk past in line--all these exceeded my expectations. However, when it came down to the 3D technology used, I found it a little lacking. I don't know... Continue Reading →

Hi everyone! I apologize in the delay of my first seemed like life got in the way the last week and kept me from posting. If you've read my "about" page, you already know a little about me, but I'll fill you in on a little more. My name is Kristen, and I am... Continue Reading →

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