Vacation Reads

September 4, 2014

The heat and humidity here in RVA has increased exponentially.  It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to get violent, commit crimes, be mean to babies.  On the real. Despite the muggy air, the floating talk has been “fall is coming” and “back to school” and “pumpkin spice lattes.”  I’m not sure I’m […]

hello september

September 1, 2014

  Hello, September. Hello back to school.  Hi blank notebooks and new pens.  Grading papers and early writing mornings.  Hello long sleeves with shorts and sneakers with skirts.  Hi new responsibilities.  I’m looking forward to more structure and saying yes to hard work.  Hey there, heat wave.  I’m happy to see you.  Not quite ready […]

Local Eats: Southerly

August 5, 2014

When your mom is so excited about a new restaurant that she wants to get there early on opening day, you “force” yourself to eat two breakfasts.  Especially when the first breakfast was yogurt and the second breakfast is a chicken biscuit with parmesan aioli. Southerly is attached to the grocery/kitchen supply store, Southern Season. […]

hello august

August 1, 2014

  Hello, August. Hello, beach week.  Hi brown arms and legs.  Tousled hair I try to replicate at home but never get quite right.  Last weeks of late mornings and lunch meetings.  Hello, back to school.  I still get so excited for you.  Sharp pencils and new clicky pens and fresh blank notebooks.  Nervous glances […]


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. […]