The Sunday Post: On Dads and Paella

It’s my first Father’s Day since we lost my dad. I’m not sure what I want to say here today that I haven’t already shared with you. We all miss him. I’ve been thinking about him today. I was watching a cooking competition show on Netflix the other day and each episode in this series…

I Catch Myself Smiling

I catch myself smiling at inopportune times It’s random, just out of the blue I might be in the middle of a meeting Or just driving, sitting in my car A memory or thought will sneak up On me and make me smile Or even laugh Even sitting in the salon I can’t escape When…

Music Fridays: Most of All

People have always told me I look just like my dad. When you’re young, and a girl, you’re not exactly happy to hear that. But over time I’ve come to accept that fact and appreciate it. It’s just one of the things I inherited from my dad. A love of music, photography, good food, are a few others.

A Weekend Away

I’m back home and already midway through the work week and looking forward to the weekend. Despite the scattered thunderstorms and stubborn clouds, we sat on the beach, hung out by the pool, and drank margaritas on the balcony. For the sake of his privacy and brevity, I will refer to my travel companion as…

The Sunday Post: Out of Office

In case you’re looking for this weekend’s post, I’m a little busy getting away from it all at the moment, but I did start working on something new. I’ll see you back here soon.

Music Fridays: Soak up the Sun

By the time you read this post, I’ll be either halfway there, or will already be dipping my feet in the ocean, and looking for sun to soak up. I consider myself pretty luck to already be headed back to see my friend, the ocean. I saw it briefly last April, and had a cold…

The Sunday Post: The Artist Within

Today’s yoga session was titled “Awaken the Artist Within” and is part of this month’s (Expand) playlist from Yoga with Adriene. It was perfect for today because just last night I was experimenting with watercolors, seeing if I could bring out the artist in me, seeing if I have any of my mother’s painting talent….

Music Fridays: Something Different

A friend shared this poem with me last week because he thought I would find it inspiring. He was right. This poem was written by 14-year old Kevyn Carter-Long, the daughter of one of his colleagues. I’m sharing it here today as my “Music Fridays” entry because it’s all about music and it eloquently describes…

Making Them Count

I’ve never really been a numbers person. Numbers don’t stick in my head that easily, except for maybe my age. For some reason that’s a hard number to forget. And yet here I am counting days I’ve been single, days since the course of my life changed, and now the number of blog posts I’ve…