Blind Dates With Books
Little Free Libraries are just what the name says—free book exchanges. Folks build a little house, essentially, in their yard. If you have a book to share, you leave one; ...
A Tiki-tastic Good Time
Not too long ago, a friend shared an article with me that longed for the resurgence of the in-house cocktail party. Why, it asked, do we always seem to suggest ...
A Common Identity
Our Jackson community is full of shared traditions that bind us together and create a shared common identity.
Here’s to the Ballet
It's been five years since the Oscar gauntlet of Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," but I've nonetheless remained a bit fascinated with the world of ballet and dancers.
The Art of Play
As an avid consumer of pop, fashion, and celebrity culture, I know full well about the cult of youth and the pursuit of it.
A Place for Ideas
One of the things I often say is cool about Jackson is that it seems that if you have a creative idea, there's something about this place that makes it ...
The Hazards of Being a Thinking Woman at Bars
"Why should I apologize for being smart?" my friend asked me. This came on the heels of a couple of instances that I've come to collectively refer to as "Hazards ...
Your Own Oxygen Mask
Dear readers, you may recall that a while back, I took a restorative yoga class at Tara Yoga Studio. Turns out, it gave me an epiphany.
The Beauty of Blowouts
Good hair just makes you feel better, and a blowout can be a little indulgence that just makes you feel more confident, or a little sexier. And who doesn't like ...
Buy the Lady a Drink
I firmly believe manners are ultimately about being gracious and courteous and making others comfortable. They're not about being bossy or controlling or making others feel inferior.
My relationship with the kitchen is a somewhat complicated one. Growing up, I had a really close relationship with my grandfather, who was a bit of a gourmand. Thanks to ...
Don’t Be That Guy
I recently found myself in a situation that left me not only coming up with better responses after the fact but also made me reflect on its deeper implications of ...
I'm not a very Zen person. I'm not good at doing nothing, or in general, just relaxing. I think it's somewhat genetic.
Resolution Not Necessary
As February comes to a close, I wonder how many people vowed to start the year with a new commitment—to health, to fitness, to self-improvement—and how they've fared so far. ...
There is no doubt that I love Jackson. But I also love to travel, both because there's so much out there to see in the world, and because having new ...