I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Volleyball Blues


Some women get the baby blues after their babies are born, I got a bad case of the volleyball blues. Man I miss the game. I miss the camaraderie, the quick strategy thinking, the discussions over how to beat a certain team, the exercise. All of it. I got to play with some friends on Read More

Grass Volleyball


I played my first grass volleyball game on Saturday. It was a free agent team, and I was abducted, I mean “borrowed” to play for it. When I was playing with my outdoor Wednesday-night pals, some people came over & asked me if I’d play on their team because they were short a player. So, Read More

Endless Summer Starts Now


I just can’t stop thinking about volleyball and surfing. It’s like, every warm ray of sunshine, every drop of sweat on my forehead, every step I take… it’s all somehow connected to volleyball and surfing. It’s the smells and sounds of summer that lure me on to the activities and friends of summer. To the Read More

Time to Enjoy


Despite being insanely busy with nine-kajillion homework assignments lately, I have found some time to do the things I love. I play volleyball every Saturday morning at De Anza College, a community college just down the street from me. I’ll be starting my Wednesday night outdoor games in two weeks as well. That’s the best Read More

Pretty Good Year


Despite my being way too busy this year, I was able to finish off a pretty decent volleyball season. I’m looking for another team to play on since it’s my favorite form of exercise! This was the first year my team played in the advanced league and we did quite well! We were in 3rd/4th Read More

And I’m Back in the Game!


Well, due to my illness, I’ve been out of volleyball for TWO WHOLE WEEKS. My doctor said I couldn’t do anything that might cause an asthma attack because my lungs were being stupid. I had to take steriods and just finished taking the end of them today. I definitely feel much better today, even though Read More

Frustrating Game


Well, we totally got cremed tonight. Two of our players haven’t practiced with us AT ALL since last year and one only practiced with us a short time. It was frustrating to have people all rusty and feeling awkward working together. We also played 6-2 and I don’t think everyone had a good sense of Read More

New Season


Well, volleyball has started up again and we have our first game in the advanced league tonight. I’m so stoked. Our team was able to practice yesterday and we were practicing the 6-2 formation, which was lots of fun! A little chaotic… but fun. I think it will just get better the more we play Read More



Played outdoor volley with some buds today at the park for about 2 1/2 hours. I served at maybe 70%. Not as good as I’d like it to be, but definitely improved from my recent serving freeze (yuck). I think I’m getting much better at hitting and timing a good spike. I didn’t have any Read More

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