A Blue-Water Weekend in Galveston

This past weekend we hit the jackpot in finding beautiful waters and “cool” weather in Galveston in late July. Special thanks to Earle and Asha for inviting us and special birthday weekend wishes to Jobbins and Teena. We should have melted into pools of soggy skin or burned our feet on the concrete, but neither…

A Journal Idea for People Who Hate Journaling

My typical “journaling” consists of to-do lists, plans, and random thoughts, not so much a chronicling of the day. But recently, something changed. My friend Brenda got me listening to the Dream Big podcast by Bill Goff. If you look at his website, he has a free downloadable pdf with questions for guided journaling. I…

The Secret Wetlands Park

With the long summer days, we all like to go out and walk. Sajan had the bright idea to drive to a new walking trail. I was blown away by just how majestic this plot of nature was. We were enthralled and engaged. If we weren’t so thirsty, we would have stayed longer. I can’t…

Adventures in San Antonio Day 1: Sea World & Hotel Valencia

This week we spent three days in San Antonio. It felt like a Disney World-level trip with the amount of activities and excitement that took place. And the amount of planning. I have never put so much research and planning into a trip. Why San Antonio? Sajan and I had visited San Antonio for our…

May the Fourth: What I Discovered About Gallery Furniture

This morning, we woke up and headed to the Bella Terra Chick-fil-A to use some breakfast gift cards. This turned out to be a fun morning field trip for us. We ran into my old co-worker Shane, and the kids got to play in the little play space for a few minutes. Since we were…

When Digital Makes Us Infants

Cal Newport wrote an article on digital wellness apps. Like apps that keep you from your compulsive tendency to open apps with incentives such as planting a tree as reward for when you don’t open an app. Digital Wellness for Grown Ups “But something about this growing digital wellness movement makes me uneasy, and I…

The 2016 Annual Report of ME

I create a lot of things that I don’t necessarily share. One of them was my 2016 Annual Report. Every year I spend some time taking stock of what happened that year and imagining what the next year could look like. In 2017, I started to make a little pdf about 2016. It’s not complete,…