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The feeling is mutual Ana Lopez

March 24, 2013 |

Housekeeping left this note on my pillow. I don’t know Ana Lopez, but I want her to know the feeling is mutual.

Goodbye sweet Blissdom.

 

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To friends of Julee: How to be a friend to a young widow

October 9, 2012 | | 45 Comments

Those of you who are local Arkansans reading my blog have certainly heard of the tragic loss of local TV anchor Matt Turner. He was in a car accident and leaves behind a wife Julee and 10-month-old baby girl.

If … Read More

Love Story: How a blog led to a blog conference proposal

August 27, 2012 | | 28 Comments

While traveling through the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas at high rates of speed in a large SUV loaded with bloggers headed toward the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged conference at the Ozark Folk Center (no, I’m not kidding, and yes, it … Read More

The cure for resentment: A simple prayer

January 27, 2012 | | 2 Comments

Do you know what resentment feels like? It’s a consuming feeling of anxiety, sadness, tension and other unpleasant things.

What is resentment?

Simply, resentment is letting someone live rent free in your head. They don’t even know they are there most of the time. It’s just you and them hanging out and going over every recent interaction between the two of you.

While several years ago I could’ve claimed several resentments, there’s really only one that I’m working on correcting right now. Read More

Ella love: an uncle’s hip-hop story

November 23, 2011 |

Ella’s uncle was asked to make a video of her. She’s a little bitty baby. You’d think it would be set to soft nursery rhymes. Nope.
This loving tribute will be cherished by the entire family not because it garners lots of oooooos and ahhhhs, but because he took the time to create something completely a part of himself.
Funny and thoughtful and set to… hip hop. Well, white hip hop. Read More

If you’re not growing you’re dying

September 28, 2011 | | One Comment
Beautiful illustration of tree roots, tree trunk and tree foliage

Photo courtesy of Madison Murphy (c)

Earlier this week I was having lunch with one of my dearest friends and she told me she has been offered an amazing work opportunity. She seemed so hesitant, though. It turns out some of the people she currently works with have been a little passively aggressively negative about her move. My guess Read More

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