Book Recommendations (To Read)

Jonathan Franzen - Freedom

Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections

Nicole Krauss - The History of Love

Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of Solitude

Tom Robbins - Jitterbug Perfume

Meghan’s Hash Browns

Take said half potatoes. 

Cut them up. 

Heat up fat of choice - either butter or bacon fat - and pour this and potatoes into pan.

Put paprika on top, a little cayenne and salt as you stir them around the pan.

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Ann’s Half Potatoes

Cut the potatoes in half, lengthwise.

Get them in the oven on a pan, skin side down, for 20 minutes. 

Butter them, then back in the oven for another 20 minutes. 

Then take them out, add more butter, and voila.

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Ann’s Delicious Trout (Rainbow)

Slice off the big fatty parts.

Drizzle olive oil at the bottom of the pan/foil.

Place trout on.

Drizzle some olive oil on top and shake lemon pepper seasoning on top - saran wrap if prepping for later. 

Put them right on the grill (at 500 degrees F), never flip them.

You know they’re done with you touch the pieces with a spatula and they move instead of sticking.

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"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via cloudyskiesandcatharsis)

(via theleavinglight)

"You write something that everyone understands, it is a brilliant piece of literature. but if you write something that only one person understands, it is a love letter."

Ed Menchavez (via secondstorylight)

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If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.


— Roald Dahl

"The willingness to face traumas — be they large, small, primitive or fresh — is the key to healing from them. They may never disappear in the way we think they should, but maybe they don’t need to. Trauma is an ineradicable aspect of life. We are human as a result of it, not in spite of it."

Mark Epstein, The Trauma of Being Alive, Via secondstorylight

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
“I’d tell them the same thing I’d tell one person. That if you understand failure, you won’t be afraid of it anymore. Failure isn’t diving on your face, or hitting rock bottom. That’s just being human. You only fail when you decide to not try again. So it’s entirely in your control. Once you understand failure, it’s impossible to fail."



I have lived so much that some day
they will have to forget me forcibly,
rubbing me off the blackboard.
My heart was inexhaustible.

But because I ask for silence,
don’t think I’m going to die.
The opposite is true;
it happens I’m going to live.


— Pablo Neruda