Scottsdale, Arizona

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  First work meeting of the year is done. Well, not quite, but almost. I’ve been preparing for this meeting so long, and now that it’s past, I’m still wondering where the time went and am scrambling to close it … Continued

The Story of Today

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  Our ground is frozen. Even the lawn is hard and crunchy underfoot. Patches of ice cover dirt and leaves and plants, but at least our trees and plants aren’t encased in ice like they were yesterday (rain + freezing … Continued

Poesie Perfume

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  I awoke to rain. I could hear car tires sending up sprays of water as they rolled along the drenched asphalt. The world seemed dimmer; inside felt cozy. When I did venture outside, porch lights gave a warm, ghostly … Continued

The Story of Today

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A morning latte / an evening mug of peppermint tea A walk and talk with my sister / quiet time with my journal A conversation about writing A conversation about learning A celebration of the sun    

Dark Knight

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It’s Friday, but if I’m honest, it’s #Caturday everyday at my house. I came home from work exhausted today. The past two weeks have been intense in the office and in my personal life, and I decided that immediately getting … Continued


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  For those who follow me on social media, you may have already seen this: I’m celebrating 10 years of living in the DC metro area. My mom came to visit this past weekend, and we laughed about how she … Continued


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  Today is a great day to be alive. Not just because it’s New Year’s Day, but because of the simple fact that we are alive. I don’t believe we celebrate that as often as we should…breathing becomes second nature, … Continued

Snuggle Brothers

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Kitties, it’s cold outside! The highs this week have been in the twenties. Snow flurries have danced throughout the region, and I don’t want to stay outside too long if I can help it. I’ve been roaming the house in … Continued

Demolition Coffee

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  If you find yourself on Interstate 95 in Virginia passing the town of Petersburg, find any excuse to exit traffic and visit Demolition Coffee. We were traveling from North Carolina to Northern Virginia and needed a late lunch + … Continued

Big Spoon Chai Spice Nut Butter

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Though it’s hard to believe, it’s technically still autumn. Weeks ago I immersed myself into Hallmark holiday movies, Christmas music on Spotify and Pandora, and even celebrated two small snowfalls in the DC metro area. Today, however, was a balmy … Continued