Friday, October 30, 2009


my best friend was on the news this morning.

not him exactly, but his work.

he's designing the interiors of the new UNT stadium, and they discussed the project this morning on the news.

i'm proud.

check it out here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

aim for their heads, baby jesus.

yup. you read that correctly. aim for their heads, baby jesus. awesome. truly awesome.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


why is it that we are a people obsessed with labels? we constantly label ourselves, other people, pets, and objects with arbitrary titles. why do we do this?

i'm very quick to label myself: english professor, student for life, baker, seamstress, mommy to five dogs, photographer, and many more. but, none of these self-inflicted labels is all-encompassing of who i am. yes, i am an english professor, and i spend a great deal of my time manipulating the language and literature, but that is just a fraction of the whole.

i am not a person who generally enjoys being placed in a box of any kind. i reject the notion that i can be "figured out". no person is simple enough to be figured out--we are all of us complex, unique individuals with many layers. onions, if you will.

do labels help us relate to one another? do they make us feel more comfortable?

i have no answers but will wear my labels proudly--all the while smirking at the truth i'm privy to: no amount of labels can tell my whole story.

in the words of walt whitman, "i am large, i contain volumes".