Remembering college move-in day via the newspaper

Today is move in day for the class of 2017 at Miami University, my alma mater. I still remember my own move in day 10 years ago. My parents and I were crammed into our Mazda 626 with all of my stuff, and we pulled onto the lawn of Tappan Hall next to dozens ofContinue reading “Remembering college move-in day via the newspaper”

Yearning for the back to school years

It’s been 10 years since I finished high school (really?), and more than six since I graduated from college. And yet every year when it’s that time – back to school time – I get a little bit of wistfulness and anticipation, as if I were going to be one of the millions of kids getting onContinue reading “Yearning for the back to school years”

Celebrating six years in DC

Just like that, another year has gone by. One year ago, I made revisions to my bucket list that I started for my fourth anniversary of moving here, and in the last year I didn’t accomplish very much. I guess I need to give it another go, and set some hard deadlines for myself. InContinue reading “Celebrating six years in DC”

Family matters: a Cajun story

Anyone that knows me knows how much I value my family. As an only child, I’m very close to my parents, and as the only “only” in my huge family, I was very close to my cousins growing up, and to all of my aunts and uncles. Moving away from my home state of LouisianaContinue reading “Family matters: a Cajun story”