I'm so glad you're here! Feel free to take a look around. Read the latest blog posts, take a peek at new photos, and most especially, keep in touch!

How I Know

By | Career, Journalism, Lifestyle | No Comments

I’m a really lucky girl. Here’s one of the reasons why: It was about ten years ago now that I had a major life crisis. It was my junior year in college and the plan I’d had for my life was crumbling. I was dating a near-perfect guy, but it didn’t feel right. My psychology classes that I’d loved so much up to that point just frustrated me. We were heading into summer, a time…

Read More

a scene at the close

By | Family, Relationships | No Comments

The room was warm in every way – the lighting, the temperature and the feelings. The family had been crammed in there for several hours, members leaving only for a drink or snack or fresh air. But each inevitably came back, not wanting to miss a moment. Because their Grandad only had a few of them left. On the walls hung pictures he’d had for years. His daughter had hung them when he’d moved in eight years…

Read More

dating D.C.

By | Career, Journalism, Lifestyle | No Comments

Dear friends, It’s been awhile, and a lot has happened in my life. I live in Washington, D.C. I get to live in Washington, D.C.                       I’ve lived here now for almost two months, and I repeat that to myself as if to confirm that it’s true and not just a dream or delusion. I have to say it with even more “umph” sometimes though,…

Read More

moxie

By | Career, Lifestyle, Relationships | One Comment

Dear Friends, It’s been awhile. I’ve missed you! A lot happened in my short hiatus. I moved to a place in downtown Phoenix (out of my parents’ house!) and started school! My life’s moving forward again, and it’s a good feeling. School has been a little overwhelming and sometimes makes me question any abilities I thought I had, but mostly I enjoy the challenges. Also, I’ve met a lot of new and really great people,…

Read More

ilLuminated

By | Art, Entertainment | 2 Comments

Dear Friends, Since my discovery of Napster back at the turn of the Millenium, I’ve had a hunger for music. Every Saturday morning in my tweens, I would take a post-it with the list of songs I’d collected throughout the week into our computer room and start the day-long downloading process. I owe Napster for so many things, one of them being the fact that I can sing several of the “Coyote Ugly” Leann Rimes’…

Read More