An afternoon with my son

Today, we went shopping for my son’s Engineering Conference in Houston. The dress code included a suit jacket / blazer, dress pants, shirt, tie, and then business casual pants, shorts and shirts. Shoes were also a necessity (and a belt as well). It was almost like Pretty Woman, because I figured we should shop at JC Penney’s, but there was Continue Reading →

What do I feel… now that it’s over?

It’s over. It’s done. Runions has been sentenced. 60 months minus 10 months (ish) served and minus 15% for good behavior. What do I feel? At first, shell-shocked. Probably still shell-shocked. Numb, even. When I read my statement, I looked him in his eyes. Yes, he even looked back as I accused him. As my voice broke, as I found Continue Reading →

My new statement for the judge for the sentencing

Back in January, I had the opportunity to give a short statement to give this court and I wrote a brief, yet powerful statement. Then, I was told I had more time than I thought to speak to the court so this short statement has grown. Now, three months later, I finally have the chance to speak again and I’m Continue Reading →

Quan Yin and me – the beginnings

Everything happens in its own time. Boy do I believe that. A little less than 7 years ago, I had my portrait painted by Intuitive Portraits by Michelle Mauler It was gorgeous and spoke to me in so many ways.. but one way I was confused. Quan Yin was part of the art… and I was unfamiliar with her. I Continue Reading →

How to make friends

For those of us who are friend-challenged.. Empaths and introverts do have difficulties sometimes. This guide will help! *huggles* BY LEO BABAUTA I’m writing this guide for my kids as they grow up and go out into the world — but it’s for anyone who wants to connect with others. I’m writing it for my teenage self, who was shy Continue Reading →

11 signs you might be a feminist

I fought it.. I fought the definition tooth and nail.. the OLD definition. Okay.. I’m now thinking i really AM a feminist… because, now I think one can be a lady AND a feminist. Yes, please. Still open doors for me, treat me like a lady, but NEVER EVER DOUBT that I am your EQUAL. It’s all about EQUALITY. Thank Continue Reading →

My experience with World Hijab Day

#IStand4Hijab #WorldHijabDay Yes, I blogged this mostly on FB, but I’m going into more detail here. One thing I want and need to share is What to do if someone is harassed or attacked for their religious beliefs / garb Hopefully I won’t experience anything like that today, but, it’s still a good thing for everyone to know what to do. Continue Reading →