The world is dark y’all.  And it’s scary. But it’s also bright and brilliant!  I’ve spent the past few months finding passion again in my life and I want to share it with you.  So here’s the plan:

Each week I’ll have a blogpost about something exciting or inspiring.  

The first Monday of the month is #MotivationMonday, where I’ll write about something I’ve found inspiring or motivating — a podcast, a book, a painting, a person.  You name it, let’s get going!

The second Wednesday of the month is #WomanCrushWednesday.  A little over a year ago a friend of mine (Melissa Lehnhardt, author of amazing Feminist Westerns– check out her stuff, seriously) shared a post on Twitter about the absolute dearth of female historical figures being mentioned in social studies class.  What? Did women not exist in old–times? No, they just weren’t recognized. It’s time to celebrate the women who rocked the olden-days, corsets and all!

The third Friday of the month is #FineArtsFriday.  Houston is the most international city in the United States.  It’s one of only 4 U.S. cities with a standing theater company.  It has a world class opera and ballet. And yet, no one knows about it!  This post is dedicated to all the amazing artsy-fartsy bullshit in Clutch City.  

Finally the fourth Sunday of the month is #SundayStories.  I plan to share a short story of my own or a review of another piece of literature that lights up my personal muse.  

So here we go.  This month: a podcast that saved my life, a woman who inspires me to step into the courtroom even when I’m scared shitless, the one Houston event I look forward to all year long, and a short story of my first (and probably only) true love.  

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So come on kids, let’s fly.  


A Pragmatist Takes Flight

Greetings and salutations internet!

I’ve been hatching the plan for this blog for a few years now, but honestly the whole idea has seemed pretty scary y’all.  I mean, what if it comes up in a Senate confirmation hearing someday?  But I spend my day job steeped in worst-case scenarios and painful pragmatism, and I’m ready to have some fun.

So, if you want in on the secret magic of Houston, or to learn fun tidbits about ladies from history, or to get a little inspiration on a Monday morning, or to hear a short story on a lazy Sunday afternoon, come on back y’all.  I’ve got something to say.