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 […]

Sam and Matt

June 19, 2014

“EPIC BATTLE,” Sam and Matt said at the same time. They crashed their plastic controllers together in salute.  Their faces glowed brightly from the flashes of the TV screen.  Matt’s glasses reflecting back the scenes from Extraterrestrial Explorers.  Sometimes, Sam was tempted to see if he could play by only looking in Matt’s glasses.  The […]

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 […]