Shipping Out to…

The past few months I’ve been able to travel to Chicago, Richmond, Kansas City, and Baltimore, but it’s all been to work. I’ve had little free time in each place, and the time that I had was spent eating and drinking with friends or family and trying to cram enough sleep in my schedule to … More Shipping Out to…

Intersections

Weather in both Dallas and Chicago was rainy and cool. There will always be a drag queen at the Belmont Red Line stop at 4 am. Belmont was a shrine to vacationing in Texas. You can be homesick for a place you’re in and the place you aren’t at the same time. It’s hard to remember the … More Intersections

color theory

For a hot minute I worked at a bakery up in Chicago. The front staff I worked with was around my age, maybe a bit younger, and mostly Polish or Hispanic. One of the Polish girls, sharp and biting, stopped me one day. “You have beautiful eyes.” “Thanks! I always thought they were ordinary, since they’re … More color theory

The Art of the (DSLR) Self Portrait

They might call us the selfie generation. First it was flip-phones in bathroom mirrors; now it’s front-facing cameras and selfie sticks. Every day I see some article about how selfies make us narcissistic, immature, or self-conscious. We are too self-absorbed by taking photos of ourselves and carefully curating those images for our online presence. My … More The Art of the (DSLR) Self Portrait

A New Normal

It’s been awhile! This week, I started a job that so far, I love. I’m working for an online craft store. Most of my job is mundane: I pull orders from online, find the products in the warehouse, count on how many the customer ordered, package, and ship. However, I also get to start working … More A New Normal