52 Thoughts I Had About Once Upon A Time’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror”


By Casey Rose Frank

This week we get a heavy dose of those Season One vibes that have become the backbone for much of this season’s narrative, and Henry gets some extra screen time that makes it obvious to viewers and his family members that the boy who once ran away to find his birth mother and show her a book of fairytales has officially become a young man in his own right. Continue reading

Our First Female President Is Out There Somewhere – And She Is Watching


By Jillian Stacia

The thing I keep coming back to is how Hillary Clinton must be feeling.

I am a privileged white girl from an upper-middle class family with little to no real political involvement, and I am absolutely devastated. I am in mourning. So many of us are in pain. So many of us are struggling to get out of bed and act like normal humans. So many of us are trying desperately to fall back on our kindness and be the bigger person. Continue reading

Be Still And Know


By Terry Garrett

I’m not Thirty on Tap. I’m twice that. Yet the blog posts on this site resonate with me. Deeply. I don’t see age any more as a distinction, a dictation for how to live. I see energy and yes, though it might sound trite and overused, I see love.

I’m a Libra and I’m often aware that I take the middle ground. I usually see both sides of an issue. I don’t like to ruffle feathers and have lived most of my life concerned about what others think of me, whether or not they like me. So, I’m careful not to step on anyone’s toes. Continue reading

Don’t Normalize, And Other Ways To Stay Strong In Trump’s America


By De Elizabeth

It’s been almost a full week since Election Day, and it’s safe to say that we are still collectively grieving. The emotions that many of us have experienced in just a week’s time have been the truest definition of a roller coaster. Personally speaking, I’ve been heartbroken, enraged, horrified, scared, worried, anxious, angry, furious, devastated, empowered, helpless, thoughtful, thoughtless – there and back again – in just six days. It is not linear; it is an up-and-down graph of feelings. It is, in a word, mourning. Continue reading

If You Do What You Love, Then…


By Kate Kole

Confession: I’m an inspirational quote enthusiast. I’ve pinned, ‘grammed, printed, and shared them in conversation. Not to mention, I’ve garnered quite the collection of notebooks covered with famous words of wisdom.

In my search for motivational sayings, I often scroll past or stumble upon some version of the sentiment that if you do what you enjoy, then you’ll never work a day in your life/have a problem with Mondays/need a vacation or escape. Continue reading