TIPA 2011- Highlights

Along with sixteen of my Accent colleagues- editors, writers, photo journalists and graphic designers- I competed at the 2011 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference that was held in Fort Worth from March 31 to April 1. (more…)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment


It was early evening and I was tired.  Waiting until the last minute to get ready, my desire to stay home increased with each passing moment. (more…)

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm 8 comments

Because I’m a Patron of the Arts…

During spring break the kids and I spent some time in the great outdoors soaking up the beautiful sunshine, accumulating vitamin D, and plucking, digging, and chucking giant weeds.  But how does this make me a patron of the arts?  Pay close attention, this explanation is even more convoluted than usual. (more…)

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 11:13 am 35 comments

Salad for St. Patrick’s Day Anyone?

I’ve decided that I should take the nutritionists’ advice about adding more greens to my diet. (more…)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 12:00 am 18 comments

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung here in Austin.  The signs are everywhere. (more…)

Monday, March 15, 2010 at 12:00 am 20 comments

Happy Life-o-Versary!

Milestones come and milestones go.  Sunday March 7, 2010 marked the one year anniversary of this blog and today marks another milestone… My Birthday!

At 10 years old I hit the big 1-O, double digits.   And several years ago the advanced age of  “the big don’t tell-O” rolled around.   (I figured it made more sense to call it that than to pretend to be 29 for the rest of my life 😉 ).  

Share some virtual birthday cake with me!  I guess it’s finally time for me to grow up.

Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 12:00 am 18 comments

My Questionable Parenting Skills


After years of  inept parenting, deplorable habits, abject laziness, and indulgence in mind rotting television, I have decided to take a parenting class to see if I can undo years of incompetence.  I mean, they ‘ve got a couple more years before they graduate and leave home.  It’s not too late, is it ?!  (more…)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 12:00 am 24 comments

Yes Dear, Deer

Since moving to Texas, I’ve seen many of these signs – but never any actual deer.  Now, in all too predictable fashion, I will describe how this changed. (more…)

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 10:21 am 23 comments

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

This is the last of my delinquent holiday posts.  You know, one of those drafts that I just never got around to polishing up and posting during the appropriate season. (more…)

Monday, March 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 16 comments

The Hot Sign!

It’s always good to see this sign.


Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:00 am 23 comments

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