Words About The Important Things

⇑  "Starve your distractions, feed your focus."  ⇓  Yesterday afternoon, Kayla, Benson, and I loaded up in the car for a quick trip to the North Carolina High Country. Though the escape would last only a few hours, it was worth every minute of the winding drive. As we've gotten older (and perhaps, hopefully, a … Continue reading Words About The Important Things

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Our Shared Story

This is a postcard that Kayla's grandfather sent home to his family in Scotland, just after landing in America. It reads: Dear Jean, Arrived safely. What a journey. It was great. We are just touching New York. Will write soon. Tommy The postmark tells that the year was 1963. The stamp reveals that it cost … Continue reading Our Shared Story

Reflecting On Twenty-Six Years Of A Life Lived

I have loved. I have loved to the brink of disaster and beyond it. I have loved to the edge of perfection and then some. I have lost myself in those closest to me, and discovered myself in the eyes of strangers. I have been told no. I have said yes. I have longed for more. I … Continue reading Reflecting On Twenty-Six Years Of A Life Lived

You Make Me Feel Like A Dangerous Woman

I recently came across an article by a very talented writer. She discussed her perspectives on gender parity -- the areas in which it is lacking and her desires to see it improved upon, for everyone's sake. For girls and boys to be raised with the same awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, to be … Continue reading You Make Me Feel Like A Dangerous Woman

Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Yourself A Global Citizen

I spent this past Saturday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center with Kayla and our dog Benson, hiking steep, winding trails, all three of us pretending that we weren't short of breath after the first ten minutes. It was beautiful out, the sun shining warmly, which seemed only fitting as it was Earth Day. My … Continue reading Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Yourself A Global Citizen

A Shaky Truth In Savannah

This week, Kayla and I traveled to Savannah, GA in search of some salt air and sunshine. What we found turned out to be worth so much more. We spent our days wandering the cobblestoned city, my nose in a historical guide, stopping every few feet to point out a different monument or an infamous … Continue reading A Shaky Truth In Savannah

The Curious Case Of The Wage Gap & The Freedom Of Financial Security

I often tell people that I was born a feminist. There was no alternative route for me; my internal sense of power and self-worth has never allowed me to believe that success and gender are linked. I vividly remember learning the term "wage gap" in the fifth grade and feeling certain that I just wasn't … Continue reading The Curious Case Of The Wage Gap & The Freedom Of Financial Security