The back of what appeared to be a church or rectory in Little Italy; it caught my eye because of that open window and old world feel of the building; I imagined sitting at a desk by that window while a light breeze ruffled my papers…my fantasy is an office with a window overlooking a …

My Chickens Have Come Home to Roost aka Grad School Begins

*Pictured above glittery udders on display in front of the quirky Papermoon Diner in Baltimore. This picture has nothing to do with any of the below narrative, but figured my day could use a little bling even if on a cow’s udders. Dude I am absolutely traumatized and trepidatiously excited after today’s orientation for grad school. …

My ‘school daze’ about to jump off on Monday and I’m pumped!!! Check out my books! Taking 2 classes: Creativity: Ways of Seeing and Memoir

A year ago today I started this blog! If you go back to my original post from last year you’ll notice it was a stormy day like today but without the Wizard of Oz drama the above picture exudes. When I first started Cija’s Quips last year I actually wanted to name it Baltimore Moments …

Books I Love

I just added a new page to my blog entitled ‘Books I Love' that I plan to add to as the mood strikes me. The whole idea is to list books that I love, love, love and pull a random line from the book, whether it be for the beautiful imagery, hysteria, or words of wisdom. Please feel free to …