The older I get, the more I realize that the annoying cliché posters plastered to the walls of my high school were actually trying to tell me something that bordered on good advice. You remember the ones—”What’s popular isn’t always right and what’s right isn’t always popular.” Inspirational words with a side of cheesy photo, please! Even now, I cringe to think of those corny signs attached haphazardly with sticky tack to prison-gray walls. But the sad truth is that those “wo
Recently, we took a weekend away to a magical place, one of my favorite places to explore. Now, you might be expecting Disneyland, Yosemite, maybe the beach—nope, I’m talking about the City Museum in St. Louis. If you have never had the pleasure, this modern-day playground is truly worth the visit. The labyrinthian building contains hidden rooms, tunnels, cubbyholes, doorways, passages, and slides all nestled away in an artistry of caves, water features, and climbing concocti
Each day, I wake up around 6 AM. Priority number one is coffee. Won’t make it too far without that caffeine running through my veins. Pop open my computer and dive into work for the day. Midmorning often finds me cleaning out my inbox and then a return to any deadlines for the day. This process runs roughly the same path on weekdays. I don’t mind that there is a certain cadence to my days. In fact, I find it comforting—I know what to expect. Even so, I make active efforts to
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