May is different this year. May will never be the same again.

I am actually OK. I think. We need less than we realize and we should hold our government to a higher standard. I’ve always felt this way. It was a wild world back in 2009, when I was just graduating high school. It felt so weird and unnatural to me that there was always so […]

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Exploring State Highway 55

It’s been a fairly quiet month for blogging, my apologies! I’ve been working through some emotions ( as always, lol) and of course it’s the holidays, so busy busy! Not really, but it feels like it sometimes. It’s not the usual adult kind of busy but my one year old is taking up loads of […]

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The winter is flirting with me and I am not ready for her.

Not enough pants that I can layer, not enough money to pay heat bills, not enough boots or hot cocoa or fuzzy socks. But we’re getting there! A few weeks back, Boise suffered from the earliest freeze in 30 years and a few of my porch plants died. Oh well! I did manage to rescue […]

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A brief sum of the season

Our son is almost one year old. He is happy, grumpy, and gets what he wants. It’s like dealing with a very small, primal version of my husband, of whom has attitude and grump in abundance. Boise has been good to us this year. My mother came into town for 4 days in October and […]

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It’s October finally …

and here I am, on the couch with my laptop and a cup of good old southern sweet tea on the table. It’s the only time I can spare to catch up with writing. I have so much exciting news to share! After deciding working from home would not work with a little one, and […]

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Early Humans in Idaho

I was recently reading an article about the oldest signs of life on the North American continent were found in Eastern Idaho over this past week. The artifacts found date human life here back about 16,000 years earlier than we previously had evidence of. It was an interesting read, and I am blessed to be […]

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Building a life out here in Boise, Idaho

I wanted to share some photos from my life over the last few months. I wanted to share the cute smirk and look on my son’s little baby face. We’ve gone on a lot of adventures together, make some art, taken many walks, laughed together, switched baby watching time so we could get breaks every […]

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I am just a cloud in the sky. I am just a passerby

That’s the tune I sing in my own head while I grocery shop with my family. We are calling out to each-other in the aisles like lost animals. Circling the entire store multiple times on our weekly hunt. Vegetables. Meat. Soups and cereal. We forgot cheese.

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Moving with the sun

Something about working on a collaborative piece of art completely rejuvenates my entire being. This weekend, it was an experimental art film shot by a local filmmaker and professor. My husband was in the film, and was the primary model. My model. Kevin Roy’s model. I was in awe, delicately filming him in and around […]

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Stolen Indigenous Land

That’s what was spray-painted, huge letters that slightly leaned towards the left on a concrete outpost at the top of a scenic overlook called dead mans pass in Oregon. I got out of the outpost and climbed down, closer to the text. “So it is.”, I said to my companion. I wish it was not […]

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