Wednesday, September 19, 2012


We say in our African idiom, 'A person is a person through other persons.' The solitary human being is a contradiction in terms. I need you in order to be me as you need me in order to be you. We are caught up in a delicate network of interconnectedness. I have gifts that you don't, and you have gifts I don't--voila! We are made different so that we may know our need of one another. The completely self-sufficient human being is subhuman. Thus diversity, difference is of the essence of who we are." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

What a beautiful picture of diversity Archbishop Tutu paints. I am me because you are you. Pretty simple, isn't it?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Texas Love

Tanning AND barbecue. Because those go well together.

Yep. That is weird.

Tire Guy- I had forgotten about this!

Stillwater Mesa

Commie's Tacos- No Russian Flags or Symbols, but...
These are just my oddball pictures. What an amazing weekend this was- from midnight street tacos to Jumbo Groans' BBQ Ribs to an aaah-mazing brunch overflowing with Mimosas and kale salad (Yep, I can even find kale in Texas, buttercups.) with the Leveretts to seeing faces I have missed. I am reminded that friendship transcends time, and that the years go by too quickly. That, and that I will always be a Texas girl. Even if I cannot bring myself to say "Fixing to" or "All y'all". Ever.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Duly noted

I am struggling with how to deal with asshats. Struggling mightily.

I managed to disentangle myself from the bullying and childish behaviors years ago, and yet it still seeps in like a bad case of toxic mold. I chose to leave it, I chose to remove the poison from my life, and yet I still occasionally get slapped in the face with it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Two Words.

Two words.

Arithmetic and Forward.

Read em. Rinse. Repeat.

You are welcome.

Life moves fast

I used to have reservoirs just a few steps from my wee cottage's front door. Full of bears, squirrels, deer, foxes, and a few animals I ...