an honest letter

The other day, a story caught my eye about a high schooler named Sydney Spies who submitted a senior photo to her yearbook. She was scantily clad and posing rather provocatively, so the yearbook staff decided it was inappropriate. Sydney and her mother claim that her freedom is being violated. They’re outraged. Other people are outraged at them.

I’m not outraged. I’m sad. I’m sad for what this says about young women today. I’m sad because Sydney thinks this is appropriate. So this is for her and all the women out there who need to hear it. (more…)

quirks and the creation thereof

Have you ever had a chance encounter that ended up influencing your life? I don’t mean when you meet someone and you become lifelong friends, or you have an experience that causes you to rethink your life. Nothing that significant. I’m talking about some part of a brief interaction that has worked its way into your life.

Allow me to provide an example. 😉

When we lived in GA, there was a delightful, locally-owned Greek/Italian restaurant about 10 minutes from our house. My husband and I ate there a couple times and it was delicious. The Greek shrimp pasta, in particular, was quite amazing. We’re talking whole wheat pasta, bell peppers, feta cheese… (Excuse me while I mop the drool off my face..) (more…)