Late Sunday afternoon, one of my favorite customers popped into the bookstore to grab a book she’d put on hold. She’s one of those people who radiates down-to-earth, good energy. She’s a joy to be around. In fact, when I’m around her, I feel like I belong. That’s a pretty radical, earth-shifting gift: to makeContinue reading “Belonging”
The other day, this lovely young woman came in to the bookstore and asked if we had any Christian books. Ahem. It was kind of awkward… because we have a spirituality section. But let’s just stay it leans heavily toward Buddhism, general spiritual pursuits (mindfulness, crystals, auras), and witchcraft. We do have a few ChristianContinue reading “Do No Harm–It’s My First Rule of Bookselling”
I hugged this book when I finished it. I just couldn’t imagine putting the characters down & walking away from them. I’m still not ready to let go… Even if YA novels aren’t typically your thing, this deserves a read. It’s a novel written in verse, which is pretty damn cool to begin with. It’sContinue reading “The Nitty Gritty: Clap When You Land”
Our first Valentine’s Day together, Simon got me a flashlight. Oh, he got me some red roses, too. But the flashlight was the main present. He wanted me to be prepared, just in case. This is his way, laying a path and making way for my independence, nurturing my strength. But I didn’t know thatContinue reading “Flashlights & Love”
Because my best friend is an epic vacation planner, my family & I spent Spring Break in Costa Rica this year with 20 of our closest friends. Literally. I could go on and on about this vacation. But that’s kind of reminiscent of the 1970s slide shows that over-enthusiastic travelers would share with their boredContinue reading “Pura Vida, Y’all”
Life lessons abound… even in the the most magical place on Earth.
One of my girlfriends, who I adored with what I’m now sure must’ve felt like stifling intensity, really enjoyed spending time alone. No, not like time alone with me. Time alone. Like by herself. This baffled me. What did she think when she was by herself? Didn’t she get bored? What was going on in her headContinue reading “The Shark Stands Alone (with coffee)”
I’d never had much use for tea, until I encountered Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta.
Outside our small, yellow house in Atlanta, a huge Pride flag waves in the breeze. I love that flag. It tells a part of our family’s story that is no longer easily visible. The near unraveling of our marriage in 2016 broke something in me. I thought I’d try to piece it together, to comeContinue reading “It’s Who We Are”
A gritty, honest exploration of change, loss, and joy as it’s unfolded in my life.