A few months ago, I was browsing the internet, as you do when you’re bored, and per usual the news was disheartening and infuriating, Instagram was full of the same pictures of people’s food and their new clothes or the photoshoot they staged in front the Louvre and everyone was warring on Facebook and Twitter.Continue reading “Everything is Awesome and Everything is Boring”
Author Archives: melissa rixon
Ralph Knows What’s UP.
When we moved overseas there was a time when every single thing was a struggle. We failed at something every day. Whether it was learning how to drive on the other side of the road, how to use the washing machine or something as simple as where to buy groceries, everything was hard and thereContinue reading “Ralph Knows What’s UP.”
Life with Brutus
Brutus Bartholomew is our newest addition. He is hilarious, mischevious, confident and smart as all heck. And while he is all the hands-ful, he’s all the hearts-ful too.
Maybe it’s Time to Move Along
You guys, I’m sorry, but this has to be addressed. You know that phrase “don’t drink the Koolaid?” It refers to being brainwashed by other people’s bad ideas and wacky beliefs. Well, I’ll do you one better. When I saw this sign it immediately made think of a time I was having a chat withContinue reading “Maybe it’s Time to Move Along”
“There comes a day in every man’s life when he decides the kind of man he’s gonna be. And if you don’t know the story, you don’t know the man.” — Frederik Backman Years and years (and years!) ago, in what seemed like an act of pure lunacy I flew as far away as IContinue reading “Holy Ground”
How a Day at the Beach Knocked Sense into my Soul.
About an hour from here is a place called Seaham Beach and it holds a good amount of interesting treasure, for those who can see the beauty in a thing like sea glass. About a hundred years ago, an old Victorian bottling company closed up shop, and then dumped all their glass into the NorthContinue reading “How a Day at the Beach Knocked Sense into my Soul.”
The Thing About Adventure is … Orcs
Two weeks ago, we sold our car just outside the Orlando airport, and boarded a plane with one-way tickets to England. It was just as crazy as it sounds, and it’s been crazy ever since. No fewer than 89 times have I been asked why in the world we would do this. Because on theContinue reading “The Thing About Adventure is … Orcs”