Searching for Gratitude

Searching for gratitude in a socially-distanced world is exhausting. I’m grateful to put 2020 in the rearview, but I’m not naive enough to believe that turning over the calendar or unwrapping a new planner fixes anything. 2020 was…a lot…like…a lot a lot. I’m tired. I’m a woman who usually does a pretty good job in […]

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New Year, New Resolutions?

The last couple of years I’ve made New Years Resolutions. I feel like I’ve done a decent job of keeping most of them. However, that’s not the case for them all. What I like about resolutions is that it pushes boundaries, it helps you learn about yourself, and I’m an advocate for self-exploration and learning. […]

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Breathe

The last handful of years have been a roller coaster ride…or maybe a merry-go-round. You know the kind that we used to play on that spins you around in circles so fast you puke…or fly off and possibly sustain an injury worth of a trip to the ER. The ride’s been fun, but now that […]

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Itchy Fingers

You know the feeling you get when you’re enthused, inspired, and energized to do something or make something? I call this “itchy fingers”. That’s where I am.  This isn’t an uncommon phenomenon. As a matter of fact, it happens all the time. Usually, it signals the end of a creative dry spell. Not the case […]

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Talking Turkey

My neighborhood has a flock of turkeys.  My. Neighborhood. Has. A. Flock. Of. Turkeys.  This is a sentence I never thought I’d utter, write or even think.  So, turkeys in the middle of the Tulsa Metro, weird, but not that weird.  What if one of them were impaled with an arrow?  An. Arrow. While I […]

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Simplify Your Style

Have you ever heard of Saul Bass?  Even if you don’t know the name, you’re probably familiar with his work.  Some of the most recognizable logos in the world were created by his hand, United Airlines, Girl Scouts, United Way, and that doesn’t even touch on his film work.  Psycho, Spartacus, Exodus name a few of […]

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Budding Photographer

You know what’s fun?  Taking pictures.  I love taking photographs.  My best friend would argue that I already knew this (or at least she did).  I did take a few hundred photos during our trip to Ireland, after all.  However, I’m discovering a big difference between the pictures I took before where I found a […]

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The Book Is In the Freezer, Folks

I’m reading The Shining for the first time.  Are you a fan of the television show Friends?  You should be.  All kinds of life lessons there.  When a book scares you, the freezer really does work to help you sleep at night.  Thanks, Joey! This is all in preparation for Stephen King’s visit to Tulsa.  See we’re […]

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Spring is Here!

  Ladies and gentleman, I have officially survived the first six months of my degree program.  Hooray for me! No seriously, some days survival was the only thing on my mind…well that and why technology hated me.  I can’t say I’ve loved every minute of it, because there were a couple of hours in there […]

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