We’re in the backyard of the house where he and my mother lived until their divorce. If the date is correct, they were already divorced when this picture was taken, or at [...]
My first blog post this year was an open invite for more magic in my life. Right after posting a link to it on Facebook, this print by Fiona Childs showed up in my newsfeed right above the link to my blog post.
Isn’t it perfect?
What’s even more [...]
2014–can’t you even imagine? Remember dancing to, “Two-thousand-zero-zero, party over, oops out of time…” and thinking 2000 was so far away? Now look where we are. The future.
Also, where the hell have I been?
August? Really? That was the last time I blogged? If I was sitting across from myself [...]
This has been the view from my desk all week. I’m in a habit of dropping off my son at day care and driving a short walk down the road to the local coffee shop. I spend my workday at the makeshift desk I’ve created from two high-top tables, typing news stories, checking [...]
I’m here. Forty years and shining.
I can’t remember the last time I looked forward to a birthday as much as I have been looking forward to this one. To me, 40 feels like a definitive line in the sand, marking a moment in life where I take it all in…my [...]
One of my brother’s favorite songs growing up was Burning Down the House. He’s in his twenties now, but he has loved the song since the time he was small enough to be buckled into a car seat.
Tonight, we both got to hear David Byrne sing the song live with fellow artist [...]
I did it.
I finished the Cradle to Grave 30k in Pisgah National Forest.
It was brutal and excruciatingly difficult at times. It was wet and the course was more than just a little bumpy, sometimes proving to be almost impassable. On more than one occasion, I nearly lost a shoe sloshing through [...]
Now that my career is in place, it is time to focus on another area of life. My thighs.
In a few months I will be 40. I have a vision of 40. Fulfilled in work. Happy in family. Strong. Healthy.
For the most part my health is good, but there has been [...]
I’ve been blessed with a loving and generous family who have exceedingly good taste in music.
Tonight, because of my cousin’s kindness (and her husband’s gift of four Fleetwood Mac concert tickets–possibly the best Christmas present ever), we got to see the band that gave the world Rumors.
Before the concert, I had [...]
Monday was the first day of my new job–I mean career–job sounds so what I was doing before what I’m doing now. I entered the kitchen to find my husband staring at our coffee pot like it had lied to him.
“It’s dead,” he said without looking up. Mr. Coffee had died on my [...]