Tag: Nonfiction


Meditation for Fidgety Skeptic..

by displacedcactus Posted March 21, 2018 in Book Reviews, Home / 0 Comments
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris

Chances are, if you have any sort of problem, someone at some point has told you to try meditation for it. And maybe you even decided to give it a try, but quickly gave up when you were instructed to “empty your mind.” Perhaps you decided to try visualization instead, but kept populating your tranquil […]


Unmentionable — A Book R..

by displacedcactus Posted February 28, 2018 in Home / 2 Comments
Unmentionable — A Book Review

Those of us who read fiction set in either a historic period or a fantasy world inspired by history know that we’re getting a sanitized version of reality. For the most part, we don’t actually want to think about the reality of life before our currently level of food safety, medical science, and sanitation.


Signs In The Rearview Mirror: ..

by Ari Augustine Posted February 15, 2018 in Book Reviews, Home / 0 Comments
Signs In The Rearview Mirror: Leaving A Toxic Relationship Behind by Kelly Smith — [BOOK REVIEW]

As we enter new relationships, we go in blind. For the most part, we trust until we are given reasons not to. ~ Kelly Smith, Signs In The Rearview Mirror Author: Kelly Smith  Publisher: Sunny Day Publishing LCC   My rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ Signs In The Rearview Mirror: Leaving Toxic Relationships Behind is a first hand account of how […]


Darjeeling — A Book Revi..

by displacedcactus Posted February 14, 2018 in Home / 0 Comments
Darjeeling — A Book Review

One reason why I was excited to start writing for this blog was that I saw tea reviews alongside the book reviews. I love tea and books about equally (and they go so well together), so I knew this was the place for me. I also knew that it was the place to review Darjeeling, which […]



Elsewhere, We Became #5

by Ari Augustine Posted September 3, 2017 in Blog, Home / 26 Comments
Elsewhere, We Became #5

Ellie looked for home and she made one in the arms of a French man. His accent drove her wild, his cologne a faint promise that clung to her clothes, in her bed, on her skin. She loved him, in every way a 22 year-old red-headed stripper from Baltimore could love a client. Years passed […]



Ten Genres Defined

by Ari Augustine Posted May 3, 2017 in Home / 4 Comments
Ten Genres Defined

What the heck is a genre? For a word we use so often to describe our taste in music, books, or art, do we know what it means? A genre is a category that we assign depending on focus and style. By organizing tastes into specific genres, we create rules that define whether or not […]


A Pair of Poems

by Ari Augustine Posted April 24, 2017 in Blog / 0 Comments
A Pair of Poems

In 2015, I wrote a pair of poems I submitted to Aberration Labyrinth. At the time, I didn’t know what I was feeling and I struggled to express myself. There didn’t seem to be words for what I was feeling but I knew if I could write it down or say it aloud, I would be […]