tennessee

Inspiration in my hometownland

In May I submitted some invoices and cleared the work-decks for a trip in and around my home state of Tennessee. To re-visit the complicated south that I grew up in and my family and their homes can be an emotionally trying thing, but it is important and necessary to breathe this air whenever I Read More

The last flower in the winter garden

I have this memory from childhood, a recurring memory about the first cold snap after August. I’d walk out into my grandparents formerly lush and multi-layered flower bed and there I’d find flowers drying to various shades of watery grey, sepia, dark crunchy brown. Through the visible wisps of my breath in the chilly Tennessee Read More

Summer into Fall

This summer has flown by and has been a time of change in the midst of taking a bit of a pause to reflect on it all. We spent a month in Tennessee, my summertime happy place. Growing up, I never realized how much I took the hum of the night creatures for granted. I Read More

Daily Dolly: I hope life treats you kind

The world needs a little Dolly today.

Lets go…

Camping! And by camping, I do mean a cabin in my beloved Tennessee home-state. But still–camping or tent, necessaries are…necessary. I should have included some mosquito spray. I’ll do that next. Before Tennessee cabin-ing happens, we have a camping trip in the presidio with a bunch of first graders. Which, if I’m being 100% honest– Read More

Daily Dolly: Blue Smoke is the name

Of the heartbreak train that I’m riding in…

Daily Dolly: Bittersweet Memories…

That’s all I’m Taking With Me…