City-streets lavendar

You would never know there was a bee shortage from the lavender plants outside of my city-block office; scores of fuzz buzzing as they scale and swarm from stalk to stalk. I think that maybe someone forgot to spray the plants for bugs and the like, but I don't know that for sure. But, judging... Continue Reading →


Wherein I protest Planned Parenthood, but the Satanists show up to support

I've been trying to think of how to approach this for the past few days, and I'm failing. Crash and burn on all of my brainstorms. 🙂 But, then I realized: I studied journalism. I can just start with the story, right? Last Friday my mom said to me, "Hey, do you want to pray... Continue Reading →

Musings from dancings

I went dancing last Friday, after work and circus, vintage scarf fastened around my neck. About an hours' drive from my house is a great swing scene--great music, great leads, great floor (<--note the dance-speak. Yes, we talk about floors. And this is a pretty nice floor--slick, shiny wood). And I was wearing red, red... Continue Reading →

Sides of Love

When I pulled into the driveway yesterday, I noticed that someone had taped a large, long sign Over the picture window in our living room. The sign was in three colors, Congratulating my youngest brother For completing his first day of new training. I greeted him when he came home, tired but happy. He smiled... Continue Reading →

Dancing? Tonight?

One of the biggest lessons I learned at my college job was: some people just don't want to be happy. It's puzzling, I know. But, nonetheless, there are people who would rather have, I don't know, an allotted amount of negativity in every day. Maybe it fuels them somehow? Makes them feel balanced inside? I... Continue Reading →

From my backyard

I just stepped inside from my backyard. I was making some new block-prints, on the picnic table, being careful not to get any of the ink on my seersucker skirt. The ink has a certain deep and distinct smell to it. It has a certain feel, too. I roll this little rubber roller-thing back and... Continue Reading →

What I Wore Wednesday

I was going to dress sharp and professionally today. I had my clothes folded and laid out for when I finished my shower. And then I was like, "Nah. Life is short and summer is short and there is only so much season for white-summer-things. And more color always." And so I wore my eyelet... Continue Reading →

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