a love/dislike letter.

Dear Texas, How to I love thee?  Let me list the ways… • [and foremost] My Family. • Your TexMex Food. • Your Margaritas. • When you have my BFF around for long periods of time, I want to cry of happiness. • Antiquing.  [oh, my… wonderfulness.] • College Friends and Their Gorgeous Families. • … Continue reading a love/dislike letter.

love is there.

The holidays at home, in Texas, are always so comforting, so familiar… home. And everyone gets their fair share of running around.  Dad works at the Post Office and works his ass off everyday up to Christmas.  Mom is mom and wants everything to be perfect for everyone.  Ryland has to find the right present … Continue reading love is there.


Sitting in the kitchen, watching dolphins, drinking amazing coffee, hearing stories about waking up at 3am to drive four hours wrapped in a sleeping bag because the heat in the car isn’t working… to ski, eating a “rustic tart” and the like made for an amazing morning. Then the walk with a new friend and … Continue reading warm.


Life is full of contradictions, mind-changes, irony and the such.  I almost said my life was full of the daily contradictions, but I like to think it’s not just me. If you read through my journal, you’ll think [know] I’m crazy. This is the WORST. This is the BEST! I love him. I hate him. … Continue reading worst/best.

soundtrack this.

‘Tis the season for music. Christmas Music — YES.  [and, boy, do i love it.]  But, other music as well. People are gathering: celebrating their fondness for each other, celebrating their love, celebrating a cause, celebrating a hobby, celebrating smiles, celebrating family, celebrating giving, celebrating faith, celebrating someone, celebrating a community, celebrating.  Celebrate good times… … Continue reading soundtrack this.