“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ― Annie Dillard
Turning fifty in 2014 made me pause and pay attention to how I spend my time. We all tend to mark our lives with achievements and passages, but in reality most of our days fill the spaces between the big events. As a way to stay in the present, where life is actually lived, I chronicle the quirks, small moments, and flairs of brilliance that can get lost in the daily routine.
I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, three teenagers, a man-child who has flown the coop but texts often, a Tibetan Spaniel, an orange cat, and an anxiety-ridden English Bulldog who has over 1,300 Instagram followers. My essays have appeared in Austin Woman and Barnard Magazine.