The news is too negative

The news is too negative

I hear it every day from people of my generation.  They don’t watch the news… because it is too negative. To a certain extent, I get it,  but — it always makes me wonder what purpose that serves? How does that help? How are we going to be participants in the world, in...
Listening to my own advice

Listening to my own advice

Have you ever started spouting out advice to others because, subconsciously, you needed to hear it yourself? I was on the phone recently with a young journalist I’ve been mentoring, who was feeling stagnant in her career. She’s only 21 years old (but it IS all...
Learning a Southern tradition

Learning a Southern tradition

The first time I went to a wedding in Texas, I noticed that as soon as the ceremony was over, there was a big ‘ol gorgeous portrait of the bride outside of the reception! How did it get there so soon? Had she hired a magician? Are photo booths that high tech...
Texas engagement pictures

Texas engagement pictures

Yes, yes, we already took engagement pictures in Idaho BUT, I had to honor my Texan by capturing a couple of memories here in his home state too, right?  Who can deny the chance to get a pic of a gorgeous Texas sunset? Plus, little Charley is a complete ham...
All my mistakes

All my mistakes

Ok, there isn’t room in this little post for ALL of my mistakes but— most of them do go back to one theme. The theme is the belief that I was “less than” other people. Less than in school because we didn’t have the money to buy a computer, much less a trapper keeper....
Cheesy Fat Free Southwest Frittata

Cheesy Fat Free Southwest Frittata

Use this when you want something that tastes really indulgent but you’re trying to “save” on calories and fat. It is truly something that tastes creamy and “unhealthy” but it is amazing! Plus, the heat from the jalapeños and the spice of...
What’s your vision?

What’s your vision?

New Year’s Eve. Such pressure to be at THE event of the year and have THE best time. Sometimes it certainly IS that. But sometimes it is a mix of complicated parking, weak yet expensive drinks and a ball drop in a room full of people you barely know. A while back, I...