Author Archives: JessicaGinese

A Tribute to Frost

The Road Not Taken Robert Frost TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5 Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, 10 […]

People Watching

I inherited this strange trait from my father, one that forces me to remember that it’s not polite to stare… I went to nightfall the other night, all by myself, and I thought I might be bored. I was mistaken. I soon realized the simple joy that people watching can bring. It was as though for a few moments I did not exist and the only things which were real were the people circling around me. I became a nonentity, […]

Blueberry Cake

It is amazing how one smell, one sight, one sound can take you back in time 15 years. Your mind remembers images, sounds, and thoughts that you may not have reflected on in years. It’s as though these little insignificant elements are keys which unlock all kinds of delight or pain inside of us. It’s the smell of vinegar after some terrible experience that makes you cringe, it’s the sight of lightening shooting through the sky that makes you run […]

Converging Cumulonimbus Clouds

It was 100 degrees today. I don’t mean to brag, but it was pretty hot. My car was hot, the pavement was hot, the air seemed hot. It was also sticky, really sticky, sticky enough that it reminded me of a molasses story. Maybe I’ll tell that story sometime…. Anyway, it was gross out. But I saw clouds. Big hudge cumulonimbus ones, you know, the ones that look like cotton candy all mounded up. Those clouds were the sweetest sight, […]


I spent today at The Camp House drinking coffee and working on curriculum. This is one of my new favorite spots in town. It’s on the southside, which I am beginning to prefer to the northside….but that’s another matter. The place is open, airy, bright and there is free parking under the tree out front =) Aaron makes a FABULOUS pour over and he knows literally everything about coffee, so I know I am in good hands as far as […]


Moving is hard. We have been in our new home for a little over a month, which is about how long my patience will last for such things like being new in town. I am anxious to be familiar with this city and its people. I hate being new. I hate being the one that does not know the road coming into the post office is only one way. I hate not knowing that you cannot make a left hand […]

Art or Not?

Art or Not, that is the question. Who decides what is art and what is not? These two ideas have been hemmed and hawed over for centuries, but I think that the focus is in the wrong spot. Who cares if it is actually classified as art or not? Who cares who determines the qualifications for a good piece of art? One look at something will tell you, the viewer, whether or not it is art….according to you. Does it […]


As with most Americans, I too love coffee. I think college did this to me. I never drank coffee during high school, and now that I am out of college, I can’t get past 11:00 AM without feeling the effects of coffee withdrawal. When I say I can’t get past 11:00 AM, I mean to say that I stagger around in a stupor until I get my coffee, which needs to be before 11, and if I don’t get that, then […]

New Birth

Today marks my birth into the world of blogging. I have resisted entering into the world of blogging on some unknown principal. I wish I could have told you what that principal was, but alas I am not even sure I know… So, as I open my eyes, stretch my fingers, and prepare to exercise my writing muscles, I realize one thing; this is going to be fun =)