16 September 2017

07 April 2017


You read it here first (or likely didn't, smile). Well, now's your chance. 

This week -- while we were away on Spring Break, appropriately enough -- I was pretty fired up to learn that a post I wrote a while back was posted on a blog that's not this one. Yay! 

Please check it out. Comment, share it, like it, or just read and enjoy! 

Exert. Rest. Repeat.

01 February 2017


So, a funny thing happened on my run—

In the dark of early morning, I got dressed like I always do: leggings, sports bra, shirt, visor, iPod, socks, shoes, beanie— to be clear, it was my brand new, gray beanie, which I absolutely love. Loved.

Just over a mile in, a big bully snuck up behind me and stunned me. Heart pounding, I screamed (yelped) into the cold morning in fear and disbelief. Out of nowhere, he/she/it grabbed hold of me and wouldn’t let go. No joke.

I looked ahead, behind, around and down, trying to make sense of what was happening. And then I looked up. 

I didn’t see the big, scary middle school bully I imagined, but rather— an owl.

I. Kid. You. Not. An owl buzzed me, stole the hat right off my head and flew away. 

This is my life. 

2016 reads

Last year I enjoyed a handful of good books. And although I had a clear favorite, none of the books I read in 2016 captivated me, compelled me or broke my heart open in the way real life did. It was a good year. 

The books I read in 2016

1. Unbecoming | Rachel Scherm
2. Ordinary Grace | William Kent Kreger
3. Between You and Me | Mary Norris
4. Harry Potter ad the Order of the Phoenix | JK Rowling
5. After You | Jojo Moyes
6. Little Vicories | Jason Gay
7. Hausfrau | Jill Alexander Essenbam
8. Spark | John Ratey
9. First Comes Love | Emily Giffin
10. Wonder | RJ Palacio
11. Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
12. Year of Yes | Shonda Rhimes
13. Silent Compassion | Richard Rohr
14. Love Warrior | Glennon Doyle Melton

My favorite book of the year was...

So good. 

23 January 2017


You are even better than I dreamed. Happy Birthday, Love. 

23 November 2016


i thank you God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything 
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today, 
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay 
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing 
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being 
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and 
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

~e.e. cummings