My First Photo Shoot – Marlee and Jon

I was so excited when my friend, Marlee, asked me if I'd take holiday pictures of her and her boyfriend. I'd never done a photo shoot before, and since it was for a card I was especially honored and nervous. But I was quickly put at ease as we casually walked around my neighborhood, joking … Continue reading My First Photo Shoot – Marlee and Jon

11/22/1963 in Dallas

It's been over fifty years since JFK's motorcade took that fateful route in our city's downtown. But had you been here only a month ago, you would have thought you had travelled back in time. The streets were cleared, modern signs were nowhere to be seen, and people were dressed in the clothes of yore. Of course, the … Continue reading 11/22/1963 in Dallas

I Stopped Doing Yoga And Started Doing More Of This

Anxiety runs in my family and is something I've always lived with. I've done things like yoga, running, and various fad boutique fitness centers to try and focus my energy and calm my nerves, but those activities always felt like more of a chore for me than as a way to gain strength and peace. On top … Continue reading I Stopped Doing Yoga And Started Doing More Of This

Snake Me Home

Just when I thought Mother Nature was finally done throwing seasonal surprises our way, my own mother sent the following text message. (Please be warned…if you can't stand snakes, don't look)        Of course, curiosity got the best of me and, like a human, I enlarged the image. Blegh!!! Unreal! And look how … Continue reading Snake Me Home

Monday Mantra

I've recently been trying to get back into the habit of reciting positive affirmations. I did this a few years back and it really helped me begin to see life in a different way. So I thought while I'm trying to work on seeing things in a better light, maybe I can help someone whom … Continue reading Monday Mantra

Quiet Company’s Transgressor Release Party at Club DaDa

Austin-based rockers, Quiet Company brought some much needed energy to a cold Saturday night in Deep Ellum on February 28. But this wasn't just any gig, it was a celebration of the release of their latest record, Transgressor. It's their fourth full-length album and was recorded in only fourteen days. The sounds are intense and … Continue reading Quiet Company’s Transgressor Release Party at Club DaDa

Dallas, 51 Years After JFK

It's November 22nd. I've been sitting by the window in my living room. The blinds are open and I can see a few drops of rain accumulating in the corner of only one of the panes. I've been observing the gloomy overcast clouds that swirl around the city. Considering this day in history, the weather … Continue reading Dallas, 51 Years After JFK

Thoughts on The Union Bankers Building- Deep Ellum

With the resurgence of Deep Ellum and the recent razing of buildings in downtown Dallas, I've been thinking about the old Union Bankers building on Elm Street and Good Latimer and did a little reading on it*. The building was erected in 1915 and designed by Dallas' first African American architect, William Sydney Pittman. It … Continue reading Thoughts on The Union Bankers Building- Deep Ellum

Happy State Fair Opening Day!

The countdown is over- the state fair is officially upon us! I think I can smell the fried food from here 🙂 What are you most looking forward to doing at the fair this year? Here's my little to-do list: Get saltwater taffy Go to the car show Cruise the Midway Do one of the haunted … Continue reading Happy State Fair Opening Day!