So it seems I survived two big events in one week. A Summit in California and a Fifth Birthdaypalooza in Austin. (For those of you keeping track, that’s Events: 2, Laura: 0.) I do not recommend this, but in the end, they were awesome and great and I’m not even kidding. For starters, I flew [...]
I spent the last weekend above San Francisco in the Russian River Valley with a bunch of inspiring women at the Mighty Summit, a little project that Maggie Mason, Helen Jane Hearn, and I have been working on for a few months now. I’m still processing a lot of it, and I think I know [...]
Five years ago, a little boy was born in the middle of a hurricane. And he’s been a Category 5 ever since. These have been the best five years of my life.
This weekend, during The Mighty Summit, we all wrote down five items that we wanted to accomplish over the next year. The lists were smart and the aspirations inspiring…many of these women wanting to help the people of the world in a variety of ways. But me, I just want to knit a blue hat. [...]
I’ve been listening to Cut Copy’s latest for the past few weeks. In fact, it was in my head for most of the time I was gearing up for and attending the Mighty Summit this last weekend, so it will always be a nice audio reminder of a good time with some incredible women. Listen [...]
Rock photographers often get this assignment. They are given access to shoot a performing artist for three songs (and three songs only!), with no flash. Mark Austin, an impressive rock photographer, will be showing some of his work captured in those all-to-brief moments that have shown up in SPIN, Paste, Village Voice, The Houston Chronicle, [...]
You may remember that last spring, we moved into the house that my great grandmother spent her days in, with the full intention and ambition of loving it back to its glory life of 1925 (but with air conditioning and indoor plumbing). I do realize that last spring was about a million days ago (1 [...]
…Through a Texas Wildlife Safari. Read more here on this Houston Chronicle blog. I didn’t take my camera yesterday (what is wrong with me?), but luckily others, who were along for the ride, did. And what a ride it was. Watch the video here. The laugh track alone is worth $10,000,000 to me.
I found this on Maine Momma. And I’m going to think about these words all weekend. Happy Friday!
Perhaps it’s because I’ve had Mumford and Sons on constant loop for the past month, but I swear, this is what my house would sound like if it could. And right now it does. I’m making banana bread and blaring this from the hardwoods to the transoms. It’s coming to life. Listen.