A Virtual Girl

Madonna sang “We are living in a material world and I am a material girl.” That song, or rather, the melody keeps spinning in my head. I’m living in a virtual world and I’m gonna be a virtual girl–or author. Or both. That’s my song this year, and no doubt, the start of another school…

Pet Picks

by Chrysa Smith I know. You’ve seen them. You’ve read them. You know about my passion for all things poodle—and the posse books. But guess what? I didn’t stop there. Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to pen a few pieces for Pet Lifestyles Magazine up in NYC. Right up my alley, huh? Absolutely.…

Happy Gardening?

Growing up in a NYC apartment, gardening was not an obvious pastime. Yet my mother managed to dig up some gardening tools and take both them and me downstairs to play in the dirt in front of our landscaped building. There, she could get lost for hours, while me? Well, not so much. Fast forward…

This Virtual World

by Chrysa Smith Whether we like it or not, we’ve been forced into a virtual reality. Virtual learning, virtual meetings—I’m even doing virtual Zumba. What was overwhelming us in a negative way is now overwhelming us as a necessity—technology. I don’t know about you, but all of this technology is making me more aware of…