Dublin Days

Let me just start out by saying how much I love Ireland. This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, and the people are just fantastic. Everyone haS so much pride for their history, and Ireland sure does have a rich one. For a nation with such a difficult and bloodied […]

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A dip down to England

For our first full day in Scotland, I booked us a day trip using Rabbies Tours (pronounced like taxi cabbies — fun fact, Rabbie is actually a nickname for Robert, so it’s usually Rab instead of Rob in Scotland). I highly recommend this tour company and would easily book another: they’re based out of Edinburgh […]

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Nice to see you again, Scotland

Howdy from Scotland! I am back in this beautiful country and couldn’t be more excited. Julie and I have embarked on a grand adventure to Scotland and Ireland, so get ready for tales of lush landscapes, Celtic culture, and delicious drinks. On Friday, I flew from Houston to Edinburgh and had several hours to waste […]

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Words

My constant companion throughout life has been the English language. My parents read to me before I could on my own, and my childhood was filled with magic and boundless imagination. In middle school, I took solace in books, going to school early every morning to volunteer at the library where I felt most at […]

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Hamilton: An American Musical

This weekend I got to be in “The Room Where It Happens”. For those of you who don’t immediately get that reference, let me clarify. I saw the Grammy, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk and inevitably Tony award winning musical, Hamilton. This hip-hop opera written by and starring actual genius Lin-Manuel Miranda has swept the nation […]

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Stuck at an airport

This weekend I am headed to NYC, but alas, I have to leave Hobby Airport first. We’re currently two hours into a delay because, much like the rest of the past two months, the weather is nuts, and we can’t take off. Thank goodness they didn’t close the cabin door because we were allowed to […]

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Elementary School Hopes

I attended Condit Elementary School from 1998-2004. My sisters attended from 2002-2008. At the start of each school year, my mother would sign up to volunteer wherever help was needed — from reading aloud in our classrooms, to making quilts for fundraisers, to her most noteworthy job, running the AR Store (AR points are awarded […]

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Wendy bird

Earlier this week, I turned 23 years old. Whaaaaaaat? It seems like only yesterday I was a fresh-faced hooligan giddily flashing my ID. Alas, those days are gone….according to Blink-182, nobody likes you when you’re 23. I could psychoanalyze the heck out of why I was filled with dread before my past two birthdays, but instead I’m going […]

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