Houston — I came to Houston to see the James Turrell exhibition, not realizing I’d also have the chance to see the Rothko Chapel and sit beside the Barnett Newman reflecting pool. The chapel provides books for meditation, and a copy of the I Ching fell open to the hexagram for Peace (Tai). It was described as unobstructed union. I wondered if, like Turrell’s installations that present projected light the vi...
Houston — My name is Princess Charlotte of Hermann but everyone calls me Charlie. I live in a high-rise apartment overlooking Hermann Park. I like to sit in the windows and enjoy the view. On the floor is the s...
Houston — During my last year of college, I took a creative fiction writing course on a whim. Even though I was an English major, I had never created stories since I was a child. I just enjoyed reading them thr...
The racial issues
Viewing the whole process of eL Seed's artwork from start to finish was incredible.
Life is hard but is harder if you give up before the road to heaven ends
Oh oh oh it's magic
Run boy, run
just do it
I've missed seeing the train on a daily basis. Living in the suburbs is better and not.
The view from the hammock. First sunny day in a while. Still chilly though.
I love living in a neighborhood with personality. Saw this statue in a yard a couple of streets from mine.
They're building a new park next to our home.
The Value of a Gap Year
The art of not knowing
Learning from writing: Robert Boswell's half known world
They're building a new garden, with a mount and a waterfall below my balcony in Houston
Great end to a beautiful weekend: sitting outside enjoying the breeze and a good book. One thing missing: wine!
Waiting on the train; 13 more books to give away.
Confidence is a muscle I have and will exercise more.
Herons hanging out with a turtle.
A truck is the best place to nap
On top of el £
I'm launching my blog tomorrow. It's been a year-long journey to get here and it all starts with one post.
Walked on cold spring day in near-empty park. Japanese Garden: I remember spring flowers as arriving all at once but of course they come in stages. That's how things grow.
Just another happy owl
Tommy serenading the leaves
Evening on the balcony. Construction in the park.
He didn't answer his phone or respond to texts. He didn't mind that his family worried. He was fine. He was doing fine.
The day after Thanksgiving
Work in a corner at Rice Coffeehouse
Participating in the Walk to Keep Houston Cool
Saturday in Hermann Park: lake view with Med Center
Tropical garden in Hermann Park thrives at the end of the summer.
UXPA Houston branch meets at START
Bronze statues being moved in the park
Summer of Turrell.
Loving Houston a little because of these trees. And because of (not in spite of) the heat.
The train is coming...almost ready
I didn't expect to find me here
Momentary glimpse of Houston - so brief I don't even feel the humidity.
Rainbow ends at Rice University Stadium
Saturday morning run to cleanse the mind and body
How I spent my summer vacation
Quite a fun view on the way to work.
Beautiful pink cloud greets the night with a gesture.
Finally at my train stop
Lunch- or freedom from the confines of corporate America
Our morning train to downtown Houston
Last stop before collapsing from my morning walk.
Into downtown Houston on the bus going home.
Where did you come from? ... Crepe myrtle blooming in 4 colors.
He annoys me by his existence.
Southern urban charm
View of my home from the park
Sitting outside, noticing Mom fell asleep with her light on. Wondering if her chemo is working.
In my office, trying to spark my creativity again.