About The Author

My blog is split into 2 categories:  “Being Marie Christine” are stories that relate to my real life experience.  “I. Can’t. Even.” are posts of the days when I can’t even… and I feel compelled speak about it. If you don’t care to read about politics, avoid the second group

The following things are awesome (in no particular order):


Anything related to Time Travel

Dirk Benedict

Prosciutto (baked until crispy)

Manhattans (with 2 cherries)

Promoting logical thinking leading to fact-based feelings and outcomes



My oldest daughter’s voice and my youngest daughter’s hugs

Books about living in Germany before, during and after WW2, fiction and non-fiction

The Shawshank Redemption


Pod Casts: The Moth, Joe Rogan, S-Town, Peter Schiff & of course Freakonomics

Writing, Producing & Playing Music


Eggs Benedict (unrelated to the joy of Dirk Benedict, but alas… it is a strange coincidence)

Top Shows: House of Cards, 24, The Daily Show, The Americans, Shameless, & The Handmaids Tale.

Hot Yoga

Advocating for people with disabilities

The Paralympics

FitBit Charge 2

Not paying full price for anything unless it’s completely unavoidable (For real, never ask me for ways to avoid paying full price or I will not stop talking for an hour.)

Opening my kitchen windows (I recently lived in a house where the windows on the first floor didn’t open… for ten years).

Volunteering on the BOD for a local non-profit 4H Camp.

Teaching Economics

The fried mushrooms at “The Big E”