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this was a good week

This was a good week! Wanna see?• Alex made it through finals week (alleluia), the weather has turned lovely and springlike so we’re having some friends over for a barbecue this weekend, and we have bean sprouts! It’s all good.• Since we’re having a barbecue, I’m thinking of this salad — what do you think?• I guess this horse is a Star Wars fan?• These man-made, floating islands on Peru’s Lake Titicaca are beautiful.• ...
Tags: Photography, Peru, Greenland, Alex, Lola, Lake Titicaca, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Frank Ocean, Emma Haruka Iwao


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• The celebration of Alex’s birthday isn’t over (her friend-celebration is this weekend), Marcus and I began making plans for a family trip back to his homeland (we haven’t been back to England in 5 years), and I’m going to make the assumption that this was the last week of frost in Houston for the season, so we’re going to start planting our spring garden tomorrow. All good things.• Read...
Tags: Photography, England, Houston, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Owunna, Pieterjan Gijs, Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, Natalie Patterson


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• The redbuds are starting to blossom, I have lunch with an old friend I haven’t seen in almost 20 years today, and Alex turns 15 (!!) over the weekend! • I had the honour of meeting Liza Donnelly, a cartoonist for the New Yorker, last year at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (in fact, she gifted me a signed copy of one of her cartoons!). She did some beautiful live drawing for the Aca...
Tags: Photography, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Pam, Liza Donnelly, Erma Bombeck Writers ' Workshop, Nathan Goshen Click


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• My sister and her kids came to town, I had the opportunity to have meetings in my favourite coffeehouse — twice! — and tonight we’re going to see Mamma Mia at the Hobby Center! It’s all good.• The hidden power of light. Incredible article, and something I’ve been thinking about a lot, lately. (Brace for impending blog posts.)• These quilts are insane.• Oh, to have the heart of a chi...
Tags: Photography, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Mamma Mia, Shallou


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I mean, come on: any week that has a day devoted to love in it is going to be a good week.• And on the subject of love, here’s a simple secret to a more joyful relationship.• “I want people to not have fear loving others and caring for others and sharing.” This popular Washington D.C. restaurant feeds the poor and homeless every day.• It’s way past the Day of the Dead, but I just stu...
Tags: Photography, Microsoft, Guatemala, This Was A Good Week, Washington D C


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I grew tomato sprouts! (The trick will be to keep them alive!) Also, I celebrated the amazing career dreams of two dear friends, and after a week of record highs, a cool front has moved back to Houston — I may even light the fire again today. Yes.• Speaking of cold weather: I love this ingenious invention that helps cold commuters warm up, and get a scarf in the process!• This engin...
Tags: Photography, London, Houston, This Was A Good Week


this was a good week

Somewhere between Houston and Los Angeles, Thursday, January 31, 2019. It’s cold out there. This was a good week! Here’s why:• I’m in Los Angeles for an unexpected quick trip in support of a dear friend and her work, traveled with another dear friend who I hadn’t seen in a while in the process, and serendipitously ran into another old friend while here. It’s always great to be ...
Tags: Photography, Los Angeles, Houston, National Geographic, This Was A Good Week, Zach Anner, Lola Akinmade Åkerström


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Alex had the day off on Monday, so we got to hang out, and even though the weather has been cool, we’re starting to prepare our patio for spring (including buying raised beds for vegetables. For those keeping count, this will be take 3 for the garden. Lord help me.)• How cool is this S’Cool Bus?• These portraits of hands are breathtaking.• This surfer got a couple of companions. So ...
Tags: Photography, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Janet Jackson


this was a good week

A walk in the woods, Wednesday, January 16, 2019. This was a great week! Here’s why:• I was hella productive, I got outside in nature, even on the grey days, and things are coming together for Season 4 of the Make Light Show. Woohoo!• Speaking of productive, I’m so excited my friends Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest ( Edit Your Life Show podcast co-hosts + Minimalist Parentin...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Pandora, This Was A Good Week, Abraham Lincoln, Christine Koh


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• This week was my first solid week of working in my new home office, with Marcus back at his job and Alex back to school, the weather has been cool and crisp, and I’m just happy to be back home. It’s been lovely getting back into routine.• I’m late sharing this, but I love this story of a kindergarten teacher who played Santa for his kids.• Are your new year’s resolutions joyful?• Love...
Tags: Photography, England, Austin, Santa, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Gary Clark Jr


this was a good week

Our eldest niece, Elleanna, age 21. New Year’s Eve, 2018. This was a good week! Here’s why:• We rang in the new year with sparklers and champagne and Marcus’ sister and her family, then the next day they began their journey back home to Cornwall and made it safely, then Alex had a sleepover surprise party for a friend that went swimmingly, and we’re spending the rest of our time...
Tags: Photography, Catalan, Cornwall, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Rosalia, Elleanna


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• All the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, today’s Alex’s last day of school for the year, and Marcus’ sister and her family arrive tonight to spend the holidays with us. It’s Christmastime, baby!• These amazing photos bringing the fables of the Republic of Congo to life. Absolutely magical.• Speaking of photos, here’s a photo essay showing how people use their cell phones a...
Tags: Photography, US, Barcelona, Mariah Carey, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Republic of Congo, Olivia Olsen


this was a good week

Selfie, taken with my desktop computer in my new office, Thursday, December 13th, 2018. This was a good week! Here’s why:• I’m finally getting over my cough, we’ll be officially done moving this weekend, and my office is all set up and ready to go. It’s nice for Chookooloonks HQ to have a permanent home again. (You can see a tour of my tiny little set-up here.)• I’ve been so f...
Tags: Photography, Wikipedia, US, This Was A Good Week, Andrea, Bobby McFerrin, Chookooloonks HQ


this was a good week

We have keys.When the builder tried to hand them to me, I couldn’t take them. I think I was afraid that if I took them, somehow they’d disappear in my hand or something else would happen that would keep the house from being real. A post-traumatic stress reaction, maybe. In any event, Marcus ended up having to take them instead.I’m still a bit frightened that something will happen to make it go away. Hopefully that feeli...
Tags: Photography, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Chookooloonks Rebuild


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Thanksgiving! We had Thanksgiving dinner with my parents and our friends Trish & Carl and their kids, and today we’re back again with Trish & Carl to have Bubble & Squeak from our leftovers. It’s all great.• This artist turns Starbucks cups into cartoons. Awesome.• Also, I have a thing for crosswords and I have a thing for art — so this art created with puzzle pieces from different p...
Tags: Photography, South Africa, Ed Sheeran, Starbucks, This Was A Good Week, WOUTER KELLERMAN, Trish Carl, Ndlovu Youth Choir


this was a good week

One from the archives — our front porch, 2016. This was a good week! Here’s why:• Both Marcus and Alex have the week off next week, and we can start packing our apartment up in earnest. Hallelujah.• Photographs of dogs catching treats. Excellent.• Speaking of dogs, seals are the dogs of the sea. My very first dive after becoming SCUBA certified was in the Pacific Ocean, wit...
Tags: Photography, Rebecca, Pacific Ocean, Alex, Hindu, Diwali, Trinidad, This Was A Good Week, Marcus


this was a good week

Getting closer! Despite the week’s true madness, there was good in this week. Here’s where:• We have floors! Hopefully not long now until we can move in!• Since we have floors, I figured it’s time to buy a doormat. I found this place that allows you to customize your own welcome mat — and so I designed this one. I can’t wait to get it. I feel like it captures the soul of ou...
Tags: Photography, Hope, Uzbekistan, Chris Hemsworth, National Geographic, Lola, This Was A Good Week, Andrea


this was a good week

You gotta love a daytime sandwich joint that has a dozen or so crystal chandeliers. This was a good week! Here’s why:• Sure, there were some tough spots — Marcus’ outpatient treatment and the fact that our builder delayed our move-in date being chief among them — but there were also bright spots, like Marcus’ treatment actually working, meeting a new client in a breathtaking tre...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Ed Sheeran, Iceland, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Sheeran


this was a good week

Leaving Houston. This was a good week!. I’m currently in California (again! third time this month!) for a speaking gig, but this is my last speaking gig of the year — and then I can focus on moving my family back into our house! I spoke with our builder again this week, and he’s still saying that we can be back in our home in 3 weeks. At this point, our house still doesn’t hav...
Tags: Photography, Texas, California, Dallas, This Was A Good Week, Burbank California, Stasia Savasuk, Houston This


this was a good week

Early evening glass of wine from my hotel room balcony yesterday evening. This was a good week! Here’s why:• I’m currently in Sacramento to do a talk on resilience today, Alex got the all-clear from her mono diagnosis, and last night we got an email from our builder confirming we’re on track to be in the house by Thanksgiving. It’s all good!• Speaking of speaking, I’ll be spea...
Tags: Photography, New York, London, Oregon, Sacramento, Alex, Palm Springs, This Was A Good Week


this was a good week

The bluish-grey background in this photograph is actually a section that was cut out of our countertop. I suspect it will show up a lot in future images. This was a good week! Here’s why:• Alex appears to be better, which is great news; we have running water and flushing toilets and have ordered blinds and light fixtures for the new house, and the best news of all: it looks lik...
Tags: Photography, New York Times, Alex, This Was A Good Week


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• We spoke with our contractor, and he tells us that as of today, we’re ahead of schedule — and barring any unforeseen circumstances, we should be back in our home within the next 6 weeks. Alleluia, alleluia. Also, we have kitchen countertops!• The art of Japanese funeral floral arrangements. Whoa.• This woman does cross-stitch for hip-hop artists. Yeah, I didn’t expect that either.• ...
Tags: Photography, Bill Cunningham, This Was A Good Week, Phil Collins, Jenny, Larkin Poe, Stasia


this was a good week

This was a good week. But first of all, apologies for not blogging very much this week. It started off great — Marcus celebrated his 49th birthday on Monday — but then, the week went pear-shaped, with Alex receiving a confirmed diagnosis of mono (or for those of you who are British, glandular fever). Needless to say, it’s been all hands on deck as a result, since (like so much in my life lately), getting over mono is appa...
Tags: Photography, Daryl Hall, Alex, Ali, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Amy, Kenny Loggins, Michael Jr, Amy Krouse Rosenthal


this was a good week

This was a good week. Here’s why:• The plants that I bought last weekend are still alive, I picked up another speaking gig, but even more wonderfully, I picked up a few more coaching clients this week. I have to tell you, I love coaching — my clients are all, to a person, people who unapologetically care about using their gifts to help change the world. One day, I’d love to figure out how to get them all to meet each oth...
Tags: Photography, This Was A Good Week


get ready for the light

Normally, today I would do a This Was a Good Week post, sharing tons of smile-inducing posts from around the world. And I did find a few lovely links. But honestly, I’ve spent a lot of my spare time this week refreshing the National Hurricane Center’s website, keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence. We don’t live on the East Coast obviously, but I have a few good friends who do; also, when you’ve endured similar circum...
Tags: Photography, Philippines, Red Cross, East Coast, Florence, Salvation Army, This Was A Good Week, Carolinas, National Hurricane Center


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This was a good week.  Here's why:•  Our house is beginning to look like a house.  I'm starting to get really impatient -- but really excited.  I need to remember to breathe.•  Speaking of the house, have you heard of chromophobia -- fear of too much colour?  I don't have it when it comes to decorating (trust me, those grey walls above are going to be home to wildly colourful art), but I think I do a bit when it comes to how...
Tags: Photography, Houston, This Was A Good Week, McDonald


this was a good week

This was a good week -- here's why:•  This week, I had a quick overnight trip to speak to the National Association of State Judicial Educators.  During my talk, I mentioned, in passing, what we had endured with Hurricane Harvey.  At the end of my talk, as I was leaving, a young woman walked up to me.  "When you mentioned Harvey, I teared up," she said.  "I'm from Puerto Rico."  I immediately asked how she was faring in the a...
Tags: Photography, Angel, Alex, Puerto Rico, Bugatti Chiron, This Was A Good Week, Texas Hill Country, Harvey, Irma, Mikayla, Lego Technic, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Japan Click


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This was a good week!  Here's why:•  It's officially Alex's last week of summer vacation, she had an amazing first game of volleyball on her school team, and today is Marcus' and my 16th anniversary of our white wedding.  What-what?•  This weekend also happens to be the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey making landfall on the Texas coast.  What a difference a year makes.  •  What does it mean to be an artist?•  And sp...
Tags: Photography, Texas, Brooklyn, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Janet Jackson, Ghana Nigeria Grenada Trinidad


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This was a good week.  Here's why:• We got walls in our house, I spent some time co-teaching Brené Brown's work to the staff of a local high school (as part of a pilot of her upcoming Daring Classrooms) and today I got henna.  It's my self-care.  •  This might be one of the coolest things I've ever shared here:  Radio Garden, an interactive global map where you can hear the radio stations from places around the world.  There...
Tags: Photography, Aretha Franklin, This Was A Good Week, Brene Brown, Tara Strong


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My dentist's front office.  It's an old 1920s bungalow, and in the winter, they have the fire going.  I love this place. This was a good week!  Here's why:•  Actually, it was a quiet week.  Alex had her first appointment at my dentist (as opposed to a pediatric dentist), and it went great.  She also began volleyball practice for the new season.  And Marcus told me that his high sc...
Tags: Photography, England, Alex, Erin, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Bobby McFerrin, Jessica Turner, Boney, Madison McFerrin, Jessica Murnane