Stories Behind the Photos

Last weekend, I asked my student staff to each bring something that means a lot to them.  I never ask my students to do something that I wouldn’t do myself, so I brought a photo album.  Well, a picture of albums, because of course, I forgot to bring the album to our meeting.  But I…

Parking Karma

I don’t know when I discovered that I had this amazing luck with finding parking spots in the most heavily populated events, shopping centers, or places that have barely any spaces for people to park.  But once I lucked out, I started telling myself, “I have great parking karma.” And so it goes, any time…

Welcome to the Show…

“Welcome to the Show,” is a greeting said to minor league players when they get called up to play in the big leagues in major league baseball.  I’ve never played softball, or any kind of high school or college sport, for that matter.  But man, do I love baseball. There is something about cheering on…

Writers block…Life blocks

I started writing this blog from an invitation that my friend sent me last week and while I am still finding my way and my voice, my blogging stopped.  I didn’t stumble across writer’s block – I often have too much to say, actually, hahaha! – but stumbled upon life blocks.  Life blocks that momentarily…

See you at the top…

Top of the World in Las Vegas One night at dinner, I arrived with a photo of my friend and laid it out in front of him and said, “Can I have your autograph?”  I smiled sheepishly because he had just appeared in a locally produced tv show and I was proud of him. He…

Age is but a number – or is it?

I reached this birthday milestone earlier this year and while I typically enjoy & celebrate birthdays in high fashion, I have admittedly been struggling with this year’s milestone of an age.  I recall last December sitting in Starbucks on a winter day in Sacramento crying to my girlfriend on the other end the phone, not…

Momma needs a new pair of shoes…

I am sure that I am not the first to write about their love for shoes…but when my friend invited me to participate in the #NaBloPoMo, I first had to ask what #NaBloPoMo meant and then when I learned it was about blogging…I thought, “Well, I have always wanted to blog about something…so here’s my…