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this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I was able to vote in my state’s primary election (if you’re in Texas, don’t forget to vote; if you’re in any other US state, be sure to vote in your own primary!), and after some balmy weather, as I write this, the temperature has dropped and it’s rainy outside. I love working on cold, rainy days.• A box of photos of this woman and a ton of Hollywood celebrities was found in a thrift s...
Tags: Photography, Hollywood, Texas, US, This Was A Good Week, Natalia Lafourcade


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Apologies for vagueblogging, but it was one of those weeks where good news kept coming out of nowhere — and I can’t yet give you details. But I promise, eventually I’ll be able to share all about it. But between that, and today being Valentine’s Day, and my sister and her family coming into town this weekend, it’s a good week!• Marcus and I finally watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighb...
Tags: Photography, Npr, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Andrea, Fred Rogers, Lynn Johnson, Ed Solo


this was a good week

This was a good week. Here’s why:• There were a lot of good things that happened this week, I had two wonderful chais at a great coffeehouse that helps fight human trafficking, and a good friend flies in today to spend the weekend with our family.• Do you think in full sentences? Or in images? I was surprised to learn that some people don’t think in sentences — my brain won’t shut up!• I love this artist’s images that s...
Tags: Photography, Elton John, Van Gogh, This Was A Good Week, Kenton Chen


this was a good week

Despite global news really harshing my mellow, this week did have some good in it — and it feels extra important to name it. Here’s where it was:• On a personal front, my dad turned an incredibly healthy and vital 80 years old this week, I made huge progress on a work project, and I bought a zamioculcas zamiifolia plant that I named ZZ Top, for obvious reasons. She now sits in my office cleaning the air and apparently bri...
Tags: Photography, India, George Harrison, This Was A Good Week, Raveena


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I received some good news on the work front, Alex is back in the swing of things at school, and life finally feels like it’s settling down a bit. Big sigh.• People. This snoring hummingbird is my new favourite thing on the entire internet.• I’d never heard of rainbow eucalyptus before — had you?• My friend Brené is doing the commencement address at the University of Texas this May, a...
Tags: Photography, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Justin, University of Texas, Sohn, Brené, Justin •


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• It’s been a quiet week (which is never a bad thing). The weather has been unseasonably warm — which was sort of a nice change (although I’m happy the cool is returning again on Saturday). And this weekend, a friend’s marriage is being blessed, and I get to witness it. Quiet is good.• Want to stick to those resolutions? Add celebration.• This is the best airport family reunion ever.•...
Tags: Photography, Lego, This Was A Good Week, Camille Bertault, Nelson Faria


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• It’s good to be back to our routine and I’m loving my new little sketch practice. Let’s go, 2020!• If you buy art from this site, proceeds will go to support the bushfire crisis in Australia.• My friend Jenny Lawson spoke at TEDxSanAntonio, it was spectacular.• This is one of the coolest billboards I’ve ever seen.• Did you know baby chimps have to learn how to climb? (They’re so cute...
Tags: Photography, Australia, Bbc, This Was A Good Week, Jenny Lawson, Celeste Celeste


this was a good week (and this is the last day to register for create.2020!)

This was a good week, because I’ve been resting like a mug all week. It was also good because our family did a quick getaway to San Antonio, Texas, where we acted like total tourists and explored the city thoroughly. Some of the photos I took are below.Also?This is a good day, because today is the very last day to register for create.2020, a 15-day, self-guided journaling course to help you reflect on last year, dream abou...
Tags: Travel, Photography, This Was A Good Week, San Antonio Texas


this was a good week

Our annual Santa’s Slays. Recipe here. This was a good week! Here’s why:• Today is the last day of Alex’s school until next year, Marcus is winding down his work for the year as well, and we busted out the first Santa’s Slays of the season. It’s Christmastime.• Here are 8 ways to lighten your home up during winter. * starts combing the internet for a disco ball *• Cave draw...
Tags: Photography, Indonesia, David Bowie, Santa, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus


this was a good week

Sleepy Soca. You ever have one of those weeks with wild swings? Yeah. It was one of those weeks. But you know what? This was also a good week. Here’s why:• This weekend is going to be all about rest, rest, rest. We’re even planning a family movie night — featuring A Christmas Story — with all the lights turned off except for Christmas lights. Hell, yeah.• My friend Mark s...
Tags: Photography, Michelle Obama, Manhattan, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Mark, Xanthe


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• This is big: I’ve decided to begin group coaching for 2020! You can read all about it here. It will just be a small group, and we’re going to be going deep. If this sounds interesting to you, please sign up for more information, coming soon!• This artist paints self-portraits every year for her birthday. They’re just stunning.• A guide to joyful gift-giving. Some good tips here.• ...
Tags: Photography, London, Germany, Berlin, This Was A Good Week, Andrea, Nialle Horan


this was a good week

This is the Christmas tree we’ve had for years. We bought it about 12 years ago, and it’s gone up every year except for the one when we were in the apartment after Hurricane Harvey. Because we used to keep it in our attic, it survived the flood, and we’d put it in storage with the rest of the items we’d salvaged. It has all of our historical ornaments, including handmade ones Alex (and other children in our family) made over the years. ...
Tags: Photography, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Elliott, Kisii


this was a good week

This is only a small portion of the LEGO I’ll be doing this coming week. It’s a sickness. This was a good week! Here’s why:• Now that LIME is over, I’m starting to plan some really great stuff for 2020 (stay tuned!), today is the last workday before my entire family is off for the Thanksgiving holiday, and my husband bought me a ridiculous amount of LEGO to do while we’re off. ...
Tags: Photography, This Was A Good Week, Nandi Bushell, NaBloPoMo2019, Moneta Sleet Amazing, Omar Abidi


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I’m spending today with Kim finishing up the last bits before LIME and LIME retreat is tomorrow!! So looking forward to it.• This beluga whale simply wanted to play fetch, and I’ve now decided belugas are the puppies of the sea.• This Australian pigeon apparently wanted to celebrate Veteran’s Day, too.• Love this artist’s abridge take on literary classics.• This speech pathologist is...
Tags: Photography, Kim, Bay, This Was A Good Week, Otis Redding, Chelsea Hotel, NaBloPoMo2019


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I had dinner with a dear friend and mentor this week, and today I’m headed back to Houston after my whirlwind trip to Austin, just in time for my sweet friend Alice Bradley to arrive for an impromptu girls’ weekend! So excited.• This artist dad creates professional illustrations based on his young son’s drawings, and I’m totally here for it.• In 2016, Hannah Gavios fell 150 feet from ...
Tags: Photography, Austin, Houston, New York City Marathon, This Was A Good Week, Lizzo, Chaka Khan, Felix Jaehn, Alice Bradley, Jasmine Thompson, NaBloPoMo2019, Hannah Gavios


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• The weather is seasonal, I was appropriately witchy, and the Halloween trick-or-treaters were especially darling this year (including one little nerd who, despite my giving him a handful of candy, decided to play a trick on me anyway, involving a little wooden box and Schrödinger's Cat. It was so nerdy, I'm not even going to bother to describe it here; but it was hysterical and clever eno...
Tags: Photography, Benjamin Franklin, This Was A Good Week, Andrea, Dead Mexico


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Marcus had a minor medical procedure this week that went well, Alex’s volleyball team is in the state championship tournament as I type, and it’s beginning to feel a lot like autumn around these parts. Finally.• This Photoshop sorcery completely charms me.• This is what family dinner looks like around the world.• This photographer’s cinematic images blow my mind.• This former profess...
Tags: Photography, Houston, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Lime Retreat, Lianne LaHavas


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Some rain brought in cooler weather (although it’s getting hot again this weekend!), we visited our first college fair and Alex saw some universities that look interesting to her, and Marcus got some good news at work. It’s all good.• I’m not Indian, I’m Trini; and Marcus is not Danish, he’s British — and yet, this is pretty much exactly what our family life is like. Exactly. Down to t...
Tags: Photography, Houston, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Trini, Lime Retreat


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I felt really productive this week, Alex finished up the first quarter of her sophomore year (and she did great), and alleluia, our first real cool front arrives today in Houston. I may even wear a scarf.• Speaking of cool weather clothing, I’m totally digging these handknit sweaters that blend into the background.• So awesome: this paralyzed man walked with the use of a mind-control...
Tags: Photography, Lady Gaga, Houston, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Lizzo, Sua, Lime Retreat


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• My friend Maile arrives today to spend the weekend with me! This calls for rum punch.• I remember when I was a kid, my Uncle Leonard told me that if I kept digging on a hole on the beach in front of our house in Mayaro, Trinidad, eventually I would pop up on the other side of the world in China. I believed this for way too long. Turns out, thanks to this interactive map, he wasn’t too...
Tags: Photography, England, China, Houston, This Was A Good Week, Leonard, Maile, Sony World, Mayaro Trinidad, Lime Retreats


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• While it’s still unreasonably hot for this time of year, it’s dry and not unbearable; also Marcus had a big birthday this week, and to celebrate I bought him a drone, which means he’s found a wonderful way to decompress after a hard day’s work. (Soca, however, is decidedly unimpressed.)• Watching this octopus change colour while she sleeps is hypnotizing.• This bonsai tree is 391 years...
Tags: Photography, Houston, Voice, Joe, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Lime Retreats


this was a good week

The Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, September 2019 This was a good week — and even though this is a short post today, here’s why:• I spent most of the week in San Antonio, Texas, watching my dear friend Brené in professor-mode, as she trained over 100 leadership and organizational development folks in her work.* She was amazing, as usual. My favourite thing she said was when she ...
Tags: Photography, Banksy, Houston, Alex, Ringo Starr, Steve Mccurry, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Harvey, San Antonio Texas, Brené, Riverwalk San Antonio Texas, American Red Cross the Southeast Texas Food Bank


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I’ve been working on a project that is going to happen this fall, and I can’t wait to share with you in the next week or two (the image above is a hint!). • This man speaks 32 languages. Wha…? How? (And me being all pleased with myself because I can mumble a little Spanish …)• A joyful guide to saying no. Yesssssss.• The work by the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalist made...
Tags: Photography, This Was A Good Week, Jazzmeia Horn


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Some friends we haven’t seen in a while came over this past weekend, and one of them brought me flowers that reminded me of my grandmother’s garden, I pulled out a 35-year-old manual camera lens to photograph them, and Alex made the varsity volleyball team at her school. A great week!• My sweet friends over at Uncommon Caribbean have compiled a list of ways to help the Bahamas recover f...
Tags: Photography, Houston, Iceland, Bahamas, Alex, Eden, This Was A Good Week, Uncommon Caribbean


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Breakfast over several days consisted of mugs of hot tea, coconut sweet bread and guava jam, Alex returns from her back-to-school retreat today, and this weekend is a long weekend. What’s not to love?• If you like these This Was A Good Week posts, you’re gonna love this: musician David Byrne has launched a new website called Reasons to be Cheerful, sharing stories of good that are happe...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Africa, America, Npr, Houston, Alex, David Byrne, Insta, This Was A Good Week, Andrea, Tobe Nwigwe


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• . This week was full of Trinidadian sweet bread, Alex’s return to volleyball practice, and a good margarita. Life is good.• You are more that the best (or worst) thing you’ve ever done. Love these wise words from my friend Grace.• Speaking of which, are you making up a story that’s holding you back? This 4-week ecourse seems like a cool way to uncover your story — and step into a new, ...
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this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Thank Sweet Mary Margaret, Alex’s school is over for the year, and a load is lifted. Her school advisor gave all her students bubbles to celebrate. Summer is here. • Speaking of summer, we’ve got some travel planned, so I’m feeling really inspire...
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this was a good week

Round Top, Texas This was a good week! Here’s why:• Alex had her sports banquet on Sunday, this weekend is a long weekend here in the US, and I took a road trip to a charming little village about an hour outside of Austin, as a possible site for the next Lime Retreat! Guys, this place was magical. If you're up for a very intimate event, with a select group of folks, to connect...
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this was a week

Oh, friends.Look. This was a good week: Mother’s Day was lovely. The weather perked up. This weekend, Alex has her school dance and a sports banquet. It’s a good week.But honestly? I’m not doing great today. There was some difficult news coming out of the American state of Alabama, affecting women in that state, and setting up a challenge to settled law for the rights of women across the country. And while that alone ...
Tags: Photography, Alabama, Alex, This Was A Good Week


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Even though this week’s storms and flooding has put our family on edge, there’s no denying my tomatoes are loving the weather. Also, the rain is predicted to let up in time for Mother’s Day, and we have big family plans. It’s all good.• Speaking of gardens and water, this garden-in-a-bottle hasn’t been watered in over 40 years, and is thriving. Great illustration of our planet, don’t ...
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