Musical Bops and Where to Find Them

Hi everyone and welcome to another post on A Rose By Another Name!

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for clean music to add to your playlist that makes you feel good and fits your vibe. If you’re really like me, then you also like to have different songs for your different moods. For example, when I’m feeling like dancing, Josh Groban doesn’t need to come on and belt with his angel lungs. It just doesn’t fit. 

So, for this post I’m  going to try to give you a few vibes and four or five songs that fit that vibe. The vibes will be accompanied by a collage of pictures that make me think of the vibe, a.) becuase I love making collages, and b.) to hopefully help you capture the idea a little more than just a description. Continue reading

A Star Story – The Prologue

This is the prologue to a SciFi story in the works. War From All Sides is a story of an interplanetary war between the rich and the poor, those who put up statues in remembrance of their greatness and the forgotten of the galaxy.

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Concerning an Overactive Passion

“I would rather die of passion, than of boredom.”

~ Vincent Van Gogh (or Emile Zola) 

What a romantic quote, no?

Van Gogh is not only known for his spectacular paintings, but also for his grave passion that eventually lead to his suicide.

But is it possible for one to ‘die of passion’? If it was, I’m pretty sure my father would be dead by now – the man is passion incarnate. Not exactly like Van Gogh – my dad’s not an artist –

but passionate, nonetheless.

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So The American Experiment Begins


I felt a rose was appropriate, given the title. This is a picture I took for my photography class.

Hi guys! Welcome to my blog.

My name is Nastassia and I’m a hopelessly romantic aspiring writer and a big sister of three. I live in a not very romantic place, doing a pretty romanticized thing, but that’s not what this is about. This is an outpouring of thoughts – a public journal, so to speak. I decided to start this blog because I thought maybe something I say will be something someone out there needs to hear.

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