"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'let's party.'" - Robin Williams.
Written by Chelsie Boyd. Edited by Mara Strobel-Lanka. You’re going to write a poem about New York. It will be the first of many dreams you place on paper, words flowing together like music. The poem will be titled “Empire,” and you’ll read it to your elementary class about how you yearn to be in… Continue reading Little Artsy Girl in a Big World
Last week, family and friends gathered to honor the life of my great aunt Elaine, who died at age 89 after a long illness. I showed up just a few minutes before the service began, as is my way, and settled in next to my little sister, Betsey. Displayed on the dais of the funeral… Continue reading Better Together
Grey light brushed my eyes on a Tuesday morning with soft severity. An exhausted snooze button met my hand for the sixth time, and I rolled over a dark mass of pillows to find my round tabby cat, Pumpkin, staring at me with an exceptionally annoyed look. I know that seeing, "Get up you lazy… Continue reading Self Care Benders
Dressing conservatively has gotten itself a bad rep. It can be associated with words like "old", "prude", and "conventional". But we want to change all that. There's a new conservative style in Jax, and it has nothing to do with dress codes or party affiliations. It's about stylish, savvy pieces that are flexible for work… Continue reading Cool to Be Conservative