Stories Category

Downtown Nashville


Last weekend I had a lovely dinner with friends at Pinewood Social here in Nashville. Now these are some girls who I really love. Kind, caring, no egos or pretensions. My favorite kind of people. They also happen to be shutterbugs like me so we decided to play tourist in our own town and photograph downtown Nashville […]

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Roller Skating Birthday


There was cake. There were cupcakes and roller skates. The ice-cream was a wonderful, soupy mess. The neon-colored Happy Birthday signs and arcade games? Lit up. The almost falling-down and the soul-level giddiness? Epic. This wasn’t a child’s birthday party, it was mine! I felt like a twelve-year old princess flying around the rink holding […]

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Sing.Fly.Canada.


I’m often amazed and always grateful for the diverse, fun, talented and hard-working people who God puts in my path. When I sit back and keep my eyes, ears and heart open, I become privy to a spectacular show full of creative, wonderful people making their way in and out of my daily life and […]

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Super Moon


Hey, diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon.   I sat in the grass on the side lawn of my house last night trying to find the perfect spot to try to take […]

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Hole vs. Whole: Monday Morning Inspiration


We walked into church yesterday morning and projected onto the screens to either side of the stage was the word “Hole.” (Yes, I meant to say stage. It’s a Nashville church, y’all.) I immediately thought of that phrase heard so often in Christian circles, “god-shaped hole” and had a hard time focusing on the rest […]

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Walking Your Best Friend Home


  My personal space is remarkably empty. My shadow, the one that followed my every step for twelve years, is somewhere chasing squirrels again. Happy and healthy. Meanwhile, his beloved humans are where we were before he left, still thinking we hear and see him in his usual spots: under our feet, in our bed […]

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Speech! Speech!


Last night I got to share a bit of my athletic journey with a room full of amazing women. (And a few men!) I was asked to participate in last night’s Making A Move Celebration Dinner as a guest speaker. At first, I thought, why in the world would they ask me? I’m no expert. […]

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Pecan Pie For Breakfast


It’s not the breakfast of champions, but the other options were turkey, green bean casserole, (gluten-free, of course) and sweet potato casserole. Three days post-Thanksgiving and I’m still trying to de-food clutter my refrigerator. It’s been too long since I’ve posted on this blog and the reason is this: what do I do with a […]

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Bad Things Happen


For fear of this post sounding preachy, I should begin by saying that I am writing this to help me make sense of the overbearing feeling of shock and dread that is so easily sunk into during weeks like this. I blog. That’s what bloggers do, right? We feel compelled on some level to share […]

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Hell On High Heels


“If I hadn’t been a woman, I’d be a drag queen for sure. I like all that flair and I’d be dressing up in them high heels and putting on the big hair. I’d be like RuPaul.” -Dolly Parton Hell on high heels. That used to be me. Pretty red ones. Black and white lace […]

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