Category: Ideas

Streamlining Our Life: Less Things Means More Experiences

A Personal Journey—How downsizing upgraded our lives and revealed what’s really important to us, in this moment. It may seem counterintuitive, particularly for an architectural designer amid a pandemic, to sell our house and move into an apartment. But that’s exactly what we did. We let go of the “American dream.” As homeowners for the […]

Virtual Travel During Challenges

Virtual trips allow us to experience places that we may not be able to visit just yet, but may like to go someday; or perhaps they ignite memories of previous travels. My intention is to provide hope and inspiration through my stories and photos while transporting you during this challenging time. My thoughts and prayers […]

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Seeking Truth

TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading continues to be an insightful, educational resource to get us each really thinking about the issues our world faces; a platform used to identify and disseminate ideas. This TED video is of an important conversation ultimately about how to seek the truth and promote love in an era of social media algorithms […]

Inauguration with President Obama: Opportunity of a Lifetime

Presidential Inauguration — January 2009 I had the incredible privilege of traveling for the 1st time to Washington DC for this year’s historic inaugural events. This was a trip of a lifetime. I knew that it would be an experience that I could take with me for the rest of my life. But I had […]