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Category Archives: friends

mix tapes & a bit more about me

A friend and I are in the process of a really interesting dialogue related to planning our futures and as a part of it, I thought I would open up a few more bits of myself to you. Mainly because I want to begin sharing parts of my new journey towards minimalism and share with […]

conversations, dark chocolate, & authenticity

This is a blog I wrote a long time ago, but never posted because I wasn’t sure how to finish it.  This morning, I think I figured it out. However,  I wanted to keep it in the same context, so just know that the “tonight” I refer to was actually almost a year ago before […]

things i carry

This is a passage from the Sermon on the Mount (Message translation) found in Matthew 5. When I did the 40 day fast back in the Summer of 2007 as I prayed through the adoption calling on my life, this passage was the main focus for that time.  I had always heard people say that […]

island life part 1

hell in a handbasket


things i miss

Mel street at midnight.


When I wake up in the mornings I look pretty terrible. It usually takes me a few minutes to get my bearings, drink my coffee and generally get my day started. Some mornings are rougher than others. Recently they’ve been harder than most; mainly because I write best and most clearly at night. I think […]

haiku pickup lines

complements of one mr. joshua blankenship. thank you friend, this brightened my day.

another shout out

My friends are so much cooler than I’ll ever be. . .and yes, I was one of those people who asked if they know Michael Phelps.  I can’t help it.  My inner dork (I call her Mable) is just bursting at the seams and has to make an appearance every now and then.


filling the ole lexical gap.