Author Archives: Axis of Cool

Detroit Hustles Harder

We took a road trip to Detroit. I didn’t know how badly I needed a road trip. I wasn’t even sure I had the resources to survive a road trip. I’ve been running on empty for a while now, and … Continue reading

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With This Ring

I’m not telling the story of one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever attended, because of course it’s the sweet couple’s story to tell. But I will tell you that it was all beautiful, and elegant, and touching, and real. … Continue reading

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Ten of Cups

When Tracy walked up I was crying in a field again, not delicately crying behind my sunglasses but, like, all the way crying. Pancho and Lefty apparently does this to me every time. Tracy asked me if I was okay, … Continue reading

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Kirby Derby 2014: Catch a Falling Star

Kirby Derby Day dawned hot and uncertain. Partly cloudy with a 90% chance of wheels falling off of cars built by rookie drivers who don’t know what they’re doing. Team Shooting Star had planned to wrap up our last-minute preparations … Continue reading

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Kirby Derby 2014: Wish I May, Wish I Might

Today is Kirby Derby. Kirby Street: short stretch, steep hill, 90 degree turn, fun neighbors, annual soap box derby. Thousand-some odd spectators lining the streets and hanging from trees to take photos. You are now up to speed. So, I’ve … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

I’m on vacation, y’all. Not vacation from work. I’ll be at my desk 40 hours a week, pretty much the whole summer, and straight through till Christmas, and that’s fine. I don’t need a vacation from work.  I’m on vacation … Continue reading

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Lie on the Earth

So I, like, really needed a vacation. And I got one. A short one, but that’s plenty, if it’s the right short one. I feel beaten up by this late-winter-into-early-spring, and it’s nobody’s fault but mine. I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Wild Yonder

I just got back from camp. Oh, what a difference a day makes. So my friend Meredith, and her two friends Heather and Kaitlyn, were talking awhile back about summer camp, and how great it was, and how someone should … Continue reading

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All, Even With A Killer To-Do List

It’s a mixed report here. There has been studying. There has been testing. There has been basketball. There has been success. There has been failure. The very worst part of the Architectural Registration Exam process is that it has turned … Continue reading

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The Balance is Hiding

I feel a little better today. Not because of the brutally cold winter rain taking place at the end of a brutally cold North Carolina winter, and not because the exam stress has let up; in fact, it’s gotten much … Continue reading

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