This may seem like a boring thing to most, but the activity of reading is a valuable thing that more people should be doing. I’ve come to embrace the act of reading each morning, though not the kind of reading most people do. From what I’ve seen and observed, people are hyped out about their […]


I can scarcely believe it has been more than two months since I last added a blog post. Looks like I’ve been keeping true to my intention with seclusion. The last time you heard from me, I had been inspired by a newsletter from BookBaby and wanted to write about my perception of “shutting out” […]


The strangest thing inspired me to write about shut-ins today, and I suddenly found myself discussing a church service when that was the thing that was the furthest from my mind. My plan was to write about shut-outs because I was inspired by a blog post I saw today from BookBaby.


I’ve always struggled with the label “content” when it comes to writing. I’ve seen many people refer to themselves as content writers when describing the type of writing services they offer. That sort of label has always felt so gross and dirty to me, like how you might feel if a skunk walks by and […]


The saga surrounding the status of Virginia’s Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system and its distance learning plan is worth writing about. This is a modern discourse that should be restricted to a factual, nonfiction story. Instead, its development has traversed into purely fictional drivel, with angry parents dumping vitriol of creative demands of what […]


I had the pleasure of meeting small business owner Rocky Parrish and his wife in January 2019. Rocky owns RockDeep, a store that sells shoes for athletic and outdoor uses. His wife owns RDevine, a store that focuses on custom bridal couture. Together, they were making plans to open a dual-concept store incorporating sales of […]


For us in Alexandria, VA, it all started on March 12th. On that fateful Thursday, we received notice that there would be no school that Friday, the 13th. Throughout that weekend, news in our school district would change rapidly. Before we knew it, we would receive word that our school district was canceling school for […]


Today is day #8 of quarantine days. For us, here in Alexandria, VA, it all started on March 16. Since then, I’ve been using my time wisely, mostly working on a huge backlog of work I seem to never find time to do and embarking on a massive spring cleaning project that would leave Marie […]