a week in workplace style

Working in tech has been a bit of a culture shock for me. Some dudes show up to work in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops, and no one thinks anything of it. Some folks wear jeans every day. I’ve seen large, visible tattoos and facial piercings, leggings, short shorts, ripped jeans… it’s refreshing, and I’m still getting used to working for an employer with literally no dress code. I had my...

family vacations

I’ve always loved a good getaway. Growing up, my family and I went on several vacations together. Every summer, we loaded up our Suburban and drove from Houston to the Georgia coast in one long, arduous stretch, a feat that remains among my father’s proudest accomplishments to this day. Most of our other family getaways were variations on this theme: piling into the car, driving for what felt like eons,...

86-ed: Happy Birthday, Meme!

My paternal grandmother, affectionately known in my family as “Meme”, turned 86 years old yesterday. She’s a lady of style, as evidenced by this photo of her (third from left) and the rest of my dad’s family at my parents’ wedding in 1974: Sweet threads, fam. Meme has certainly seen and done quite a bit in her 86 years. Having outlived two husbands and a son, she has been through...