…Seek Shade

Happy first day of summer! To those checking your calendars because this hellscape of a season couldn’t possibly just be starting, you have my utmost sympathy.

Heat waves and climate change aside, this sunny season does have its advantages, right? Read the rest of this entry


…get set

Happy last day of spring, crusaders! With summer officially ahead of us it’s time to start diving head first into the joys of the season.

Here at the crusade, the Summer of Blockbusters may have started a few weeks ago, but as we embark on this new season, I wanted to take a moment for the movies beyond the big screen. Yes, this What to Watch Wednesday, I have the Netflix original movie you never knew you needed… Read the rest of this entry


Today is June 19th (aka Juneteenth). It may seem like an unremarkable day, but I assure you it is not. The fact that its significance is not widely known says a lot about how our nation deals with its own dark moments.

The original Juneteenth occurred on June 19, 1865. The Civil War had ended months earlier, the Emancipation Proclamation signed years before, but it was on this day that all enslaved people in the United States were finally emancipated. Read the rest of this entry

…pack it in

Grab your baskets and blankets, crusaders, it’s International Picnic Day!

As we head into another week, there are few things more motivating than food, and in these warm summer months enjoying those meals outdoors is a seasonal pleasure for many… Read the rest of this entry

…Have Some Fun

Happy Father’s Day! I’ll keep this short since I know all the awesome dads out there have things to do or not do (it’s your day, no judgement).

To those who are dads, thanks for being the outstanding fathers you are. To those who are children of those same dads, don’t forget to visit or at least call them.

In honor of Father’s Day this #SundayFunday is all about fathers (and father figures) of the Pixar variety.

Thanks for all that you do. Enjoy your day, and these videos celebrating dads like you. Read the rest of this entry