Asking for Prayer Hands/High Five Emojis, Please

It’s a big day at the Arndt house. Today is the day our daughter ER auditions for McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy’s Cinematic Arts program. It’s a mouthful because let Read More …

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Thoughts on the Women’s March on Austin

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of Read More …

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2017, I’m Ready for Ya!

New Year’s Eve is my favorite day of the year. Years ago, once Tim and I tired of the pressure of going downtown, fighting the crowds, and spending too much Read More …

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Ignorance, Want, and a Hairy Chest

From the time I was about 4th grade on, every year I had a Christmas tradition of reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I still have the same slightly ratty Read More …

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Changing What We Can’t Accept

After the election, I re-subscribed to the Sunday edition of The New York Times. I’d long canceled the paper edition because we would forget to open it, and the stacks Read More …

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They Actually Call it Tech Neck

Do you ever get ready for the day, get in the car and the person in the car mirror is a totally different version of the person who was looking Read More …

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It’s Thanksgiving. Let’s Keep Talking.

For a few reasons, Thanksgiving was weird this year. Our traditional Thanksgiving meal takes place on the actual Thanksgiving Day in Dallas at my husband’s brother’s house. My mother in-law Eileen Read More …

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Step One: Unfollow?

I said I was going to lay low on social media for a while. Good thing I’m not a politician, because I said it, and then I did the exact Read More …

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Believe Me, Politicians Actually Care

Wow, what a week! We kicked off Halloween by dressing up in a super classy couple’s costume. I went as “Irritabella,” the Viberzi girl who wears an outfit representing diarrhea. Tim Read More …

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Purple is My New Favorite Color

I have news, y’all! After an 8-month hiatus where I thoroughly enjoyed freelance writing, resume revising, and finishing up my book, I came across a job opportunity that I simply Read More …

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