The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to like the Goldfinch. Yes, I used to love bildungsromans (coming of age stories) when I was younger, but now that I am well into adulthood, I was not convinced that a bildungsroman about a male would be relatable to me. Also, the book… View Post
During a little bit of morning down time at the Palm Springs conference, I went to Joshua Tree National Park for a hike. I wish I had been able to stay longer! The joshua trees were beautiful. A joshua tree is a spiky tree with oblong arms that was until recently considered to be part of the lily family. It… View Post
I recently flew to Palm Springs for a work conference, eTail West. An early morning plane flight gets me every time. I love feeling the earth drop away behind me as the plane lifts into the air, and the peacefulness of rolling clouds below. I was on the red eye, so I kept drifting in and out of sleep. But… View Post
Do people even surf in Texas? Where are Texas Waves? I hear this all the time. Or jokes about how there are no waves or surf in the Gulf. It’s true, most days the Gulf has waves that are much weaker than the big ocean waves in Hawaii. The Gulf’s waves are always weakened by the Caribbean islands. But Texas has… View Post
Day For Night was last weekend, and it was refreshing. I wish the music festival had been the kickoff for an 8 week art exhibition, but all of the art came down after the weekend was over. Chris worked on some of the art install. I helped talk him through how to do some of it. When I was younger… View Post
Are these waves even real? Is this even Texas? The answer is yes. Texas waves ftw.
Teacups have no place at sea. Cardboard cups with sippy lids are easier to clean up after.
It’s officially August, and the dog days of summer are here. These are the hot sultry, lazy days. The beach landscape is filled with vibrant blue and bleached white everything from cloudless skies, but on most days the sunny lows make the wind and surf as listless as everything else. When an unexpected offshore wind popped up last weekend, we… View Post
You may have read this article about my avocado plant growing obsession. I’ve decided that I have enough avocados growing and need to give a slice of another fruit a try. Several of my friends have had success in growing pineapples in Houston. I love pineapple. Most mornings I start the day with a pineapple, mango, and greens smoothie. If… View Post
“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember… View Post