personal essay

Life Hack: You don’t have to have an opinion about everything

Someone asked me recently for my opinion on the bloody, mangled horse corpse that is the Charlotte dogs in breweries debate. I have a dog. I am of...

How my faith and the Charlotte community taught me a lesson about coping with grief

I do my best thinking when I run. I believe that during my favorite stretch of pavement – the piece of Selwyn Avenue that runs along Queens University – I...

What I learned at my first groundbreaking

When I drove over to the groundbreaking for the soon-to-be-built Crescent NoDa apartment development, I didn’t know what to expect. To back up, I drove to...

This Christmas

A few weeks ago, right before Thanksgiving, I had a few minutes before picking up Will, so I  ran into Target. As I drove up the ramp onto the parking deck,...

Learning the art of saying no

Last week, I almost lost my mind. Between working, writing, starting my own business, training for a half marathon, being social and dating, I left no time for...

Here’s to the summer that just wouldn’t end

For a lot of Charlotteans, the Summer of 2015 will be unforgettable. Some got tipsy at Charlotte Knight’s games: At the @KnightsBaseball game with my killer...