Four women and one man got in a white Tahoe. We had met each other before. We had even camped together before, but we were basically strangers. There were twelve travelers total and three vehicles, but we had assigned ourselves to the Tahoe, which also packed most everyone’s duffel, sleeping bags, and pillows. Fourteen days … Continue reading The Wolfpack
I've always been "musical". I started taking piano lessons at five years old. I played the violin for eight years and I was in the Waco Girl's Choir for two. But about two years ago, I started learning how to play the guitar. I've tried to learn before. I've had a guitar sitting around the … Continue reading Musical Notes
The year is now 2017. 2016 brought more conflict about important matters, bickering about much less important matters, and general weirdness than any of us expected. But hey, we made it out alive (which was really a touch-and-go situation for a while when those creepy clowns popped up out of nowhere). At the beginning of … Continue reading Top 5 Recommitments for 2017
Recently, Tomi Lahren appeared for an interview on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. At one point, Trevor referred to Tomi as a "conservative", to which she replied,"Well, I'm a Millennial, so I don't like labels." I've heard this more than once. Textbooks say it. My generation says it. I hate it. I once had … Continue reading Label me.
At the time that I am writing this, Donald Trump has an estimated 290 electoral college votes and Hillary Clinton has an estimated 218. President Elect Donald Trump is addressing his watch party, and the nation. I understand that there is a large public that chose Trump to lead our country, but I am also deeply, … Continue reading Humanity Moving Forward
Despite your party affiliation, every American can agree that this election has been nothing short of ugly. I won't say it's the ugliest our government has ever been. After all, Preston Brooks once beat Charles Sumner within an inch of his life with a cane after a Senate meeting back in 1856, all because Sumner … Continue reading Choose Humanity, 2016
Wild. That's probably how Mom would describe me, though I'm not sure that I would agree. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word as "living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated." The first part I understand, but the second part I find a bit unsavory. I read "domesticated" and I think of … Continue reading Owning Wild