International Women's Day Lori Ann Reese

To The Women Who Made Me

It’s International Women’s Day, and like every other human being on the planet, my story involves overcoming adversity and challenges.   But today, my heart is full of appreciation, vigor and gratitude, to the women who made me. To the people who told me I couldn’t start my own business, or that it was a ‘stupid idea’ to turn my passion… Read more →

Some Animals Eat Their Young

We celebrated my niece Kaitlin and her 13th birthday on Saturday, at the home of Kevin’s mom and step-father.  My eldest niece had one of her closest friends over, an 18 year old girl that we’ll call ‘Blue’.  In the telling of my stories and reflections one thing I am increasingly aware of, is that I do not have the… Read more →

apathy stencil print on the grunge white brick wall

The Girl With No Apathy

“It figures that the United States waited until I immigrated here, to go totally politically ape shit.” It was a comment that got a few hundred ‘likes’ on The Washington Post, one of my favorite sources for online news about the turn in American politics that is turning my stomach (daily).  It was an understatement of how I feel.  Something… Read more →

Typographic design greeting card template with text "Hello 2017 Happy New Year". Modern style poster, greeting card, postcard design in black, cream and gold glitter.

New Year Same Hopes

Many people on social are calling 2016 the deadliest year in history.   I kind of chuckle because that right would probably belong to the year 1400 A.D., when 75 million people were killed by the Bubonic Plague.  We lost David Bowie, and Carrie Fisher to name a few this year.  I think it bothers us because we’re all getting… Read more →

Applications Open

Making new friends as an adult in a new country, is harder than I thought it would be.  Then again, virtually everything is harder than I think it is going to be, because I am an optimistic and driven person. I have this laundry list of things that my ideal Texas friend(s) should have, which reads fairly reasonable I think.… Read more →