So today was “Dress Up As You Favorite Character” Day in school today. I went for Mary Poppins but unfortunately could not find a long skirt to match my blazer (thanks, mom).

Thankfully my teacher and friend helped me complete this look by providing me with an umbrella and hat. Without it, I’d be Nanny McPhee or even Clara Oswald. But nonetheless I’ve come to a conclusion that I look like the universal stereotype of an English nanny. Call me The Nanny.

Unfortunately again I cannot fly with umbrellas nor will The Doctor come and whisk me off my feet (still hoping, though). I, however, embody the look of a nanny- so why can’t I go on exciting adventures traveling through the sky? I tell puns (great ones, I’ll add), I yell at children, and enjoy life as much as possible. So what’s my excuse to not having awesome adventures?

Perhaps… It means I’ll have to go on my own adventures- make fun for myself. 

After all, I am The Nanny

Anything can happen if you let it – Mary Poppins



Listening to the silence drumming in my ears

the sounds of nothing, humming and droning

a perpetual dread.

A lonely song.

It has a sense of tranquility, really

the peace of being alone

the peace of white noise.

This is when I can hear my heartbeat

My own beat,

My own rhythm,

My own life.

Listening to the silence music of solitude

listening to the vibrations,

Feeling the footfall and the voices from the cracks

from under the floor

The sounds of screaming and death just beyond me

just stopping.

They’ve gone now,

Leaving a trail of blood and tears

in search for the minority-

Ripping futures from the children

Throwing the past into the fires;

But now that they’ve gone…

I’m left alone in my void-

My perpetual dread.

Alone in silence.


That is when the voices begin.

Vietnam | Emeralda Resort — From Swerve of Shore

I spent a few days last week photographing the Emeralda Resort on the outskirts of Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam. Here are just a few images from the property, which is in a beautiful locale a few hours away from Hanoi, spread out across the rice fields and karst mountains and winding streams of the […]

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Turning the Corner

Spring is no longer around the corner- but its weather (or at least down in Texas) is still lagging behind.
Ah, spring. The season of blossoming allergies and the return of pollen and bees, creatures that defy the very laws of physics with their tiny wings completely non-proportional to their very bodies.

But alas, after the long, uneventful Winter comes a new Spring.

And what better to celebrate with amateur horror stories?

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