Memory Triggers

Every time we went for a walk when we first moved to Texas I was reminded of California.  I think there is one tree that is grown in our neighborhood that also grows in California.  The smell of the blossoms immediately brought me back to California.  I associate the smell of campfire smoke with running, … Continue reading Memory Triggers

And so it Goes

Today was the first day of the Spring 2010 semester.  I bought books, walked to the bank, went to class, walked to the rec center twice, went to the library, spent more money on textbooks, registered ….and yes, I did homework.  I no longer expect no homework on the first day of class, so I … Continue reading And so it Goes

Packing Again

Well, I’ve finished packing actually.  It all fit better than I expected it too.  There’s a little piece of my heart, however, that I couldn’t quite fit in.  It’s the part of my heart that has the compartments for my dad, my mom, my sister, Kristin, Jenny, Ashley, home, church family, my own bed, privacy, … Continue reading Packing Again


Well, my name comes from the Greek for grace.  People have a hard time learning my name because it is a bit weird and it is spelled even more weirderly.  Charisma means “compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.”  Another definition is “a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual … Continue reading “Charisma”