Stacey Loscalzo

Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Jul 19

The Beauty of Predictability

by Stacey

I can’t stop watching Criminal Minds. On the surface, this is a tad disturbing. And I don’t mean the show which is way more than a tad disturbing. I mean the fact that I can’t stop watching the show. In each episode of this fictional drama, members of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) are […]

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Jul 08

Happy Fourteenth Birthday!

by Stacey

Dear Caroline, Today you turn fourteen. I’ve been writing these birthday letters for a long time now but I am always amazed that another year has passed. Each July I am reminded of Gretchen Rubin’s quote, “The days are long but the years are short.” Somehow, each year, while still 365 days long, seems to […]

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May 22

What I’m Into (May 2017)

by Stacey

I haven’t written much lately. This blog seems to a be a collection of posts starting with those same words. I’m going to try again and see if I can get my writing habit to stick this time. I miss writing in this space. I miss writing in general so here goes. I decided to […]

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Apr 10

Happy Birthday Katherine

by Stacey

Each year, I mark the girl’s birthdays here with a letter and thoughts from the year. Today feels like a really big one. Our baby is eleven! Dear Katherine, I remember when you turned ten. I thought you were getting to be so big. Double digits after all. Today you turn eleven and this milestone […]

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Feb 10

The Right Book for Right Now

by Stacey

I know I am not alone in suffering from a type of brain fog these days. I am often pretty distracted but in recent months, I have really struggled to focus. I am pulled toward the news of the day in a way that makes me anxious and unsettled but I can’t stop watching, scrolling […]

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Jan 23

What I Know For Sure

by Stacey

Today I sat down to write and instead I stared at a flashing vertical line on a WordPress page titled ‘add new post.’ I struggle with writer’s block a lot but it feels worse this time. Years ago, I wrote with the talented Lisa Garrigues and she told me to just keep moving my pen and […]

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Jan 19

My Thoughts on Betsy DeVos

by Stacey

There are so many things that I wanted to say and to write about over the last few months but my words and thoughts keep getting mixed up and I feel completely overwhelmed all the time. There is much that I don’t trust or understand about the incoming administration. While I feel fairly confident that […]

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Dec 14

Favorite Christmas Songs

by Stacey

I don’t usually listen to music in the car as I prefer talk radio or podcasts. And no worries if you are judging. The girls think I am crazy and we listen to only music when they are riding with me. All that said, during this season, I listen to Christmas music constantly. I have […]

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Dec 12

National Association for Media Literacy Education

by Stacey

Since the election, I have been overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by sadness, confusion and a need to understand what brought our country to the election of Donald Trump. And importantly, what made Trump’s election such a shock to so many of us. As a writer and a volunteer, I was paralyzed. There were so many directions I […]

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Nov 30

What I’m Into (November 2016 edition)

by Stacey

Today I’m going to borrow a post idea from my one of favorite bloggers, Modern Mrs. Darcy. Each month, Anne writes a post called What I’m Into and I’m always excited to see what has caught her eye that month. So here goes… What I’m Reading… I have to admit that the election hit me […]

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