Awkward Chuckle

April 24, 2017

This picture does not do the purpleness of the top clouds justice.. but it'll do #rva #nofilter

You ever bump into someone when you’re not expecting to and then feel the need to give them awkward updates about your life? Yeah… I feel like that’s where we are. So here we go.

What I’m listening to: I just finished S-Town. This podcast makes you start thinking it’s one thing to completely turn into another. By the time I reached the end, I wasn’t entirely sure what I had just listened to, but it had made me think diversely and deeply. Mission accomplished. Infomocracy by Malka Older is a dystopian novel hinging on an election. Hits a little close to home.

What I’m watching: 13 Reasons Why on Netflix has me firmly in this couch. Also, What If is charming and witty.

What I’m reading: Romance. Lots and lots of romance.



hello May

May 1, 2016


Hello, May.

May, I’m so happy to see you. We’re almost halfway through the year.

Hello, thunderstorms. Hi cool mornings and warm afternoons. Hello teaching Shakespeare for the first time. You’re equal parts exciting and intimidating. Hey, taking classes instead of teaching them. You’re equal parts exciting and intimidating. Hi, strawberries and apricots.

May, big things are happening. Let’s get them done.


hello april

April 1, 2016

Hello, April. Hello birthday month! You’re on a Saturday this year, and I have something great lined up. Hello writing schedule. I’m going to get up early even if I write “I don’t know what to write” for 30 minutes every morning. Hi dogwood blossoms. You’re my favorite. Hey pollen. You are not my favorite. […]

hello March

March 1, 2016

Hello, March. Hello spring time. Hi blossoms, springing forward, and blue skies. Hello home stretch. Spring break and Easter and tests. Hey, neon green buds. Hello long sunny evenings and warmer puppy prayer walks. Come on, March. Let’s roll.

95 and feeling fine

February 21, 2016

This is my Aunt Bea. She’s my paternal grandpa’s sister. Bea turned 95 this week. She’s one of the happiest, most upbeat people I know. I firmly believe that her good attitude contributes to her health and long life. I pray that my life can be as long, influential, and happy as hers. So here’s […]

Happy Galentine’s Day!

February 13, 2016

I am an un-ironic lover of Valentine’s Day. My family made it special. We celebrate our love for each other. I transferred that to as many other people in my life as I thought would accept heart-shaped cards without getting weirded out. Then I got Netflix and started watching Parks & Rec for the first […]