Category: First Person

Fade to Black

The problem with working at home is that when weird things happen, there is no one around to dissect the situation with. And so it was every afternoon at slightly after 12 p.m. when the satellite would just stop working.…

Spice Girl

I’m just a girl, standing in the grocery store Labor Day weekend, wondering why all my normal foods now have pumpkin spice. And it’s not just the grocery store; it’s everywhere. Coffee, candles, creamer, cookies, cream cheese and all manner…

The Jury Is Out on Christmas in July

I sit in my favorite chair snuggled under a blanket, coffee mug in hand and watch the closing credits of “Switched at Christmas.” Which would all be completely normal if it wasn’t the middle of July. Or maybe this is…

The Open Road

After spending a ridiculous amount of time in the car the last two weekends covering multiple states, I have the following observations … Our parents are heroes. Straight up, people. We struggled to make our way in unfamiliar territory with…

Dream Weaver

For many years, my literal translation for Mother’s Day was, “where dreams go to die.” This is because I have found that the majority of women, like me, end up disappointed in some fashion. The vision they had for the…

Pillow Talk

If we had throw pillows on our couches growing up, I don’t remember anything about them. I mean, I am sure we had whatever came with the furniture but they were an afterthought and inconsequential to me. Likewise, my bed…

Getting Squirrely

Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean the squirrels aren’t out to get you. Seriously. I’ve been around the block a few times, lived in the suburbs nearly my whole life, and people, I am here to say, the squirrels are…

The Bachelor: ABCs of Love

In 1965, ABC debuted “The Dating Game,” a show featuring strangers looking for love on national television. This was a pretty risqué concept back in the day. I mean, this was a far cry from the blind dates that your…

Six Degrees of Separation

Photo | Mac Kennedy The 2018-19 football season was dedicated to teammate Tyler Terry, who died of an undiagnosed heart defect last year. This season, the entire team wore practice jerseys and helmets emblazoned with Terry’s number 6.

In numerology, the number six is nicknamed the motherhood number; the protector looking out for everyone around it. It has its flaws for sure, but at its heart, six is a compassionate leader. In the Quince Orchard community, we saw…

A Big Block of Cheese

These are troubling times, my friends. Amid all the insanity, every now and then you see a headline that makes you say, “Enough.” A simple sentence that signals your limit and leaves you questioning all that you thought you knew.…