Let me tell you about my brother

This is one of my all-time favorite photos of us. It is utter nonsense. We were supposed to clear plates after dinner one night, and one of us decided it would be fun to do that “together”. So I am indeed clearing the plates one at a time — from dining room to kitchen — […]

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The Saatchi Mile

It started with cheese fries. College student by day and bartender by night, I was staring down the barrel of graduation with no real plan. I hadn’t spent my summers working internships, and I knew I didn’t have it in me to tackle grad school. I was less than a semester away from a Marketing […]

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Yellowstone, Part 2 | Bear Tracks and Nature’s Hot Tub

This post is part of a series, click here for the full story. {day 3} Overnight rain meant a cold and damp morning, but we were up early in anticipation of a long day of hiking. We were scheduled to move on so we broke camp and loaded our gear. As the group gathered to […]

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Yellowstone, Part 1 | Heart Lake and Hiking in the “Heat”

Yellowstone is (arguably, of course) the crown jewel of the National Park Service. You’ll find it on lists of best, most memorable, most iconic, and most scenic destinations and hikes. It was established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States — before its home states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho were […]

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I’m an aunt!

If you’re reading this, I got the green light to shout it from the rooftops! Baby Rangira is here! My sister Laura and her husband Leo didn’t find out beforehand whether they were having a boy or a girl, and didn’t reveal names — so we all squealed to get the phone call yesterday. Mr. […]

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We’ve been gone on our annual trek into the wilderness for the last week and there’s laundry to do and photos to sort and gear to de-funk and emails (and emails and emails…) to read. And next week is back to work and back to summer camp and there will be school supplies to buy […]

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Hood Boys Appreciation Weekend

In 2008, mid-June became all about celebrating my favorite boy — and my other favorite boy. Colt’s birthday typically falls within a few days of Father’s Day so it’s all about the boys around here. This year, we were overdue for a trip to see Ninny and Pop in Arkadelphia so we headed south for […]

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