Please don’t stop the music

The first place that Dane and I ever talked about visiting was New Orleans. Four years and just under 20 countries later, we finally made it. Seriously, we flew around the world before we made it to NOLA. It was glorious. Rich food, incredible musicians, charming architecture, what's not to love? Things I learned/recommendations in… Continue reading Please don’t stop the music


InvictusBy William Ernst Henley Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul.  In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My head is bloody, but unbowed.  Beyond this place of wrath and tears       Looms but… Continue reading Mood

Buzzword: Parity

TL;DR: Thoughts on gender and racial parity. I have many.  UN Secretary General António Guterres shared this message over the weekend: I wholeheartedly believe that parity is an admirable, if elusive goal for any organizing body that does community work. After watching this video, I'm struck with a few thoughts:  I understand that Guterres is… Continue reading Buzzword: Parity

One Year

This past weekend marked one full year of being married. We unexpectedly celebrated in a very Dane and Angela-esque way. Rewind to a few days earlier. The Scene: A nondescript Seattle apartment bathroom, Dane and Angela are getting ready for work… Angela, from the shower: "Dane? I feel a little guilty. I didn't get you anything… Continue reading One Year