With the recent Presidential inauguration and associated protests, marches, demonstrations, etc. the political monster has reared its ugly head once more. Media outlets and social media have become prime platforms for political commentary, argumentation, advocacy and dialogue. In an age where political involvement is not just the norm but is the expectation, I find I have no … Continue reading The Forgotten Middle Ground: A Call for Brave Bipartisanship
Many of you know that our early relationship was more 'Pride and Prejudice' than 'The Notebook'. Mickayeen will be the first to admit that he was pretty much a jerk when we first met and I have never understood the bad-boy appeal. I mean, look at this punk! He looked like a stoner. But he … Continue reading “Will you be my girl?”
I had SUCH A BLAST orchestrating and executing my best friend's Bachelorette party! Here are some of the finer details and a ton of glorious pics of the soiree! All photography credits go to Robyn Woolley, sister of the bride, picture-taking extraordinare and all-around fine and classy lady! The Location: We had the party at … Continue reading Bachelorette Mocktail Party
I'm not a big advocate of New Year's resolutions. Setting long-term goals with indefinite endings once a year just doesn't seem effective or attainable, as New Year's resolutions themselves are evidence to. I am, however, a proponent of continual repentance and New Years presents a prime opportunity to review the changes implemented in the last … Continue reading Responses to Promptings and Answered Prayers
Many of you know the other half of quite the dynamic duo that is myself and Grace Woolley. Grace and I met as roommates our first semester at BYU. My earliest memory is of her traipsing around our apartment, making a convincing if slightly overzealous argument for why Taylor Swift was the best thing since … Continue reading Graceful Gracie Girl
Last Saturday, I was sorting through Emma's outgrown clothes when I heard a knock at the door. At 3 in the afternoon where I have no close friends and few aquaintances, I thought it had to be the UPS guy. But when I opened the door, it was my father's round noggin' that came into … Continue reading Maintaining a Thanksgiving Attitude through the Christmas Season
A couple weeks ago, Tim Tebow joined the set of ESPN’s First Take. The lead analyst on the show, Stephen A. Smith, is a well-known “Tebow hater”. For those who don’t know, Tim Tebow became famous for playing football, and is now pursuing a career in baseball. Stephen A. asked Tebow about the switch and … Continue reading What Tim Tebow Taught Me About Mirrors. Or Some Combination of Tebow, Me, Mirrors and Learning Stuff.