July 31, 2014

“This peach tea tastes like iced coffee,” Tara said to her mother.   “Iced coffee?” “Yeah, there’s something,” Tara paused a moment to think, “off about it.  Not quite right.” Tara’s mother swirled the iced tea around in her red topped Tervis tumbler.  She took another sip.   “Hmm,” she hummed as she sipped.  “Definitely […]

Tacoma and Seattle

July 28, 2014

We are really lucky if we get two or three good friends in our life.  Friends that know us.  Friends that exceed time and distance.  Friends that patiently wait while you decide on the exactly right appetizer.  Friends that get genuinely excited about your next craft idea or trip or short story or job offer. […]

The Stacks Lately

July 15, 2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell just came out July 8th and I finished it July 9th. I’m looking forward to reading this again and instead of racing to the finish underlining and savoring. This is the story of a woman who loves her husband and is trying to figure out how to stay in love with […]

Natural Bridge Adventure

July 3, 2014

While my out-of-town niece and nephew were visiting, my aunt and sister and I planned a road trip to the Natural Bridge that was going to be either a disaster or a delight.  Thank God, it was a delight.  At the Natural Bridge zoo these little punks got to live out one of my dreams of […]

hello july

July 1, 2014

  Hello, July.  Hello fireworks and barbecues and sparklers.  Hello pool parties and coconut scented sun lotion.  Hi warm nights and hotter days.  I see you freckled shoulders and flip flop tan lines.  Seasonal wavy hair, you’re awesome.  I’ve missed you writing, even though it’s only been a few weeks.  Hi, study packs.  You’re more […]

Band of Horses at The National

June 24, 2014

  I don’t think of myself as a music or concert person.  In the car, I usually listen to audiobooks or podcasts.  At my gym, we listen to pop and techno and old school rap.  When I’m writing or working I usually prefer silence or the gentle clacking of coffee shops. But music makes you […]