From the mountains to the sea

June 17, 2014

Having lived in Europe for so many years, sometimes I dismiss the United States.  I think that unless I get on a plane to New York City or Miami or Seattle there’s no where worth while to go.  This past week I went to the mountains and to the beach all within a few hours […]

Rails Girls DC Recap

June 10, 2014

Last week I got the chance to go to Rails Girls DC.  I think this is mostly due to my brother having the in as one of the coaches.  Holla networking/nepotism! I was able to learn some basics in Ruby and then a crash course in Rails.  One of my coaches, Nancy, explained Rails to […]

Short Story: Dana

June 6, 2014

Dana sat in her hot car for a moment with the doors closed and the windows rolled up.  Even though it was kind of suffocating, she liked the warm, thick feeling of it.  She liked having to test the steering wheel to see if it was too hot to touch.  Then all in one second, […]

hello june

June 1, 2014

  Hi, June.  Hello longer days and warm nights.  Hello freckled shoulders and tan lines.  Hi to every second I can steal outside.  Bye, Master’s program.  I’m going to miss working on you late every Sunday night.  But I promise to keep working hard and writing, writing, writing.  Goodbye first year in public school.  I […]

RVA Riverrock 2014

May 17, 2014

Yesterday was the Riverrock Mud Run down on Brown’s Island.  This was my first time in the run.  It’s a 5k.  While I know I can run a 5k, the anticipation was like I was about to get on a roller coaster.  I didn’t know if I could keep up with the ladies I was […]

69th annual book & author dinner

May 2, 2014

Wednesday, I got a a last minute invite from a dear friend of mine to attend the 69th Annual Book & Author Dinner.  This is the longest running literary event of its kind, and it takes place right here in Richmond.  This event is run by the Junior League of Richmond.  They do charity events […]