10 Worst Things About Maternity Clothes

Before I begin this list of complaints in earnest, I’d like to acknowledge that it is better now that we don’t “put all our clothes away and wear tents for nine months” as my mom described her experience with maternity clothes. (And Mom had five kids – that’s about four years of tent-wearing!) Despite the…

The Day in Photos: The Way I Tell Myself That Its Okay

Nearly everything I like has an element of randomness. My Instagram page wanders from outfits to dogs to Dallas in the sun; from the novelty of bar bathrooms to videogame conventions and places where I am foreign. But Instagram is one of the most calculated, most “intentional” (as the kids say) things I do. I…

The Week in Instagram Roundup – San Diego Comic Con

Hey kids, here’s the second experimental installment of my Instagram Roundup – this time covering Comic Con, and spanning from July 16 to July 23rd. I had only three days back at the house between returning from Portland and leaving for a work trip to SDCC, and I know I must have been tired, because…

Mary, Hannah, Joan of Arc, and a Saint I Don’t Remember

When I was 16, I marched in Washington the day after the inauguration. It was the first time I flaked on a job, the first time I thought of Thom from far away, and the place that I found Hannah. There I am, lifetimes away, staring out of a picture in black and white that…

Sherlock Holmes Exhibit at Perot Museum, Dallas ( #PerotMuseum )

If I visit a museum, and I’m not allowed to take pictures of it, did I still visit a museum? I’ve been grappling with that question, and also with the question of whether it is morally wrong to sneakily take pictures anyway, for years. (Also, what is the likelihood of being caught?) In this particular…

Every Hotel Room

About a year ago, I realized that work travel was going to become a part of life for me. While it was all still new and exciting, I decided to take a photo of myself every night I was in a hotel room, for a year. I didn’t necessarily have a strong direction at the…

What About the People We Don’t Forgive?

About a year and a half ago, I wrote this blog,¬†about the feeling of being forgiven, the reassurance of knowing you can be redeemed, and in describing that feeling implied (rightly) how important it is to also forgive. It was one of the most commented on things I’ve ever written; not in the way of…

PlayDiary: FFX and a New Lease on Yuna

I’ve been playing Final Fantasy X lately, on Vita, slowly, in intermittent pieces, mostly on planes. In between the waves of “holy shit this looks so good!”, I’ve been surprised by how unfamiliar and outside my expectation the characters are. I didn’t play FFX in its era, but I did watch Thom play quite a…

Festival Fashion at Forecastle Festival, Louisville KY

Festival snaps from Forecastle Festival in Louisville (Loo-a-vull) Kentucky…                                                                 That last one is me with Kayleigh Goldsworthy, who is touring with Young &…