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my generation

If you are reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2017. It's not a given that we'll make it through any year, but 2016 felt particularly dicey. In a year in which we lost so many artists and cultural icons, my family and I suffered personal losses as well. We lost my father-in-law in October. It's… Continue reading my generation

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chai tea & tai chi

I look forward to days the kids have off from school. I like the break in the routine. Plus I get to sleep later. But two days off from school? A four-day-weekend randomly placed in February? I don't know what I'm supposed to do with that. Friday was fine. Fridays off are always fine. Also… Continue reading chai tea & tai chi

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I won’t be attending the Pumpkin Spice party

Fall is a lovely season. Not so much in Houston where fall is exactly like summer and the leaves don't really change color, but in theory fall is lovely. Fall scarves, fall boots, fall colors, fall made-up flavors that everyone obsesses about when Starbucks unleashes releases it. Lovely. Yep. I'm looking at you, Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin… Continue reading I won’t be attending the Pumpkin Spice party