Beer on the Bay 

Sampling beer on the bay by Lake Erie. Maybe it’s the beer or the sunshine or the boats bobbing and zipping past in the rippling lake- summer days like these breathe life into my spirit, reminding me that I’m alive. 


Goodbyes and New Beginnings 

I love beginnings with their boundless opportunity, but endings, saying goodbye, are hard. And with beginnings and ends, one cannot exist without the other.

After three and a half years, my office is cleared and I’m saying goodbye. It was difficult leaving the relationships I’ve built, but I’m excited for my new job and the growth and independence it will bring.

There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part,

So just give me a happy middle

And a very happy start.

-Shel Silverstein

Ode to Shades

These shades travelled with me through Italy and to Paris, shading my eyes from the bright Italian sun. Through them, my eyes saw the coliseum, the most beautiful church in Florence, and the sparkling canals of Venice. They have been faithful glasses, but alas have broken. Ciao bellas, you have served me well.