The Bright Side

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Several times a month, I go to work earlier than usual.  While I initially have a hard time finding the upside to waking up an hour earlier than I’m accustomed to, I have to say that it feels somewhat virtuous to be out the door before much of the population has even taken their first sip of morning coffee. Last…

Red Beans & Rice

I love traditions, whether it's getting together with my family every year for Thanksgiving, my annual purchase of a case of Girl Scout thin mints, or planning New Year's vacations every December to reunite with my best friends.  As much as I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things, nothing beats a tried and true old favorite.  The New Orleans tradition…

it’s no secret.

Bad things are not alone in being superstitiously grouped into threes; design aesthetic holds that three is a good number of objects to visually take in at a time, popular sayings contain three parts ("Reduce, reuse, recycle!") and, I would suggest, good things also arrive in groups of three. I was first exposed to literature on the topic of positive…