there is still goodness : a review of Brandi Carlile’s Ryman Residency

Y’all, I’ve got a girl crush. It’s hard to put into words all the feelings I felt after attending Brandi Carlile’s 6th and final show at The Ryman two nights ago. But like W said as we crawled into the bed at 1 AM on a Wednesday morning, “I feel like I just got back…

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maybe it’s time for something new : tips for simplicity

Driving through parts of the Tennessee countryside I’ve never seen before, I am always struck by one thing: the simplicity of it all. I mean, when I first moved out to College Grove, it certainly felt like I was in the “middle of nowhere,” but I quickly became familiar with the fastest routes to the…

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enter cloudland : nurturing your wild woman

As I pondered this transition into my new Wild Woman, I could sense that something was still missing. I was walking the walk, but could I talk the talk? ….Or was it vice versa? I knew that I was going to have to get away. What I wanted was something private and secluded, where I…

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ten years

It’s been exactly 10 years since we graduated high school. 10 years since the only thing we knew to look forward to was the future. 9 1/2 years since we learned that going off to college isn’t always as carefree, easy, and breezy as it might have seemed in the movies. You see, right there,…

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