there is still goodness : a review of Brandi Carlile's Ryman Residency

Y’all, I’ve got a girl crush. It’s hard to put into words all the feelings I felt after attending Brandi Carlile’s 6th and final show at The Ryman two nights ago. But like W said as we crawled into the bed at 1 AM on a Wednesday morning, “I feel like I just got back…

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have yourself a mindful little christmas

As our Christmas morning festivities drew to a close sometime around 3:30 PM on December 25th, I felt that familiar sensation of post-yuletide sadness beginning to set in. Many of our extended family celebrations just aren’t what they used to be (or cease to exist), the holiday gifting/decorating inspirations that gave me hope a week…

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the things that matter

Finding the perfect song on the radio doesn’t matter. Feeling cool while you fly down your hometown back roads, seat belt optional, doesn’t matter. Looking the part, the vintage truck, the belt buckle…none of that matters, either. What matters are the neighbors who come racing out of their homes when they hear the screech of…

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the truth about rebrands

“I think I might want to pierce my nose,” were the unexpected words I spoke out loud this past Sunday morning. “I don’t like needles, I’m scared of the commitment, and I don’t even have my ears pierced, but I’ve always secretly wanted to pierce my nose. It just feels right. Is that weird?” Weird,…

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