The persistence of memory: boiled seafood and family

I’m headed to visit extended family in my hometown in Louisiana this weekend, and I admit, with no shame, that one of my top priorities is sitting down to a table heaped with hot boiled crawfish and crabs, corn, potatoes, and sausage. My mouth waters for a year in advance between each trip south, especiallyContinue reading “The persistence of memory: boiled seafood and family”

The Other Millennial: Searching Beyond the Stuff

Yesterday, I read a piece in The Washington Post about a “seismic shift” happening all across America: Boomers are cleaning out their clutter and updating their décor, but their Millennial kids don’t want their stuff. The article goes on to discuss the various element at play, that we have read about again and again inContinue reading “The Other Millennial: Searching Beyond the Stuff”

29 years of caring for my soul

I blinked and now it’s my 29th birthday. It may be one of the most low key I’ve had in my 29 years – a lovely day with my parents and dogs, a way I haven’t been able to spend my birthday in several years. So, 29. It’s technically kicking off my 30th year, andContinue reading “29 years of caring for my soul”

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”

Hot time, summer in the city

After weeks of waffling between cold rains and random warm days, it seems like summer is pretty much officially here in DC. We’ve had a stretch of days with temperatures into the 80s, humidity first thing in the morning, and hot breezes into the late evening. Here we go! Summers hold some of the bestContinue reading “Hot time, summer in the city”