arklow, county wicklow, ireland

on the irish sea, summer 2016



“st. patrick’s day is an enchanted time –

a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer magic.”

-adrienne cook





here’s to the ones who

march, walk, talk, stand up, and take action

on behalf of what they believe in

today and every day

even when it’s inconvenient .

“a cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent.

it’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.”

-a. bennett





image credit: google images



n is for napping in a nook

napping day is an unofficial holiday that falls on the monday after daylight savings time begins in the united states. the day was created as a way to compensate for the hour people lose because of the time change. this is one holiday that most people can get behind.

studies have shown that one or more short naps during the day can help increase productivity and alertness. it is believed that many successful people in history napped often such as: einstein, churchill, and napoleon.

how to celebrate?

  • take a short nap.
  • if your country does not observe DST, then follow the DST and napping day schedule of another country. why lose out on a holiday just because your country doesn’t have DST?

did you know…

…that a NASA study among pilots and astronauts found that short naps can increase performance by 34% and alertness by 54%?

“the replenishing thing that comes with a nap

– you end up with two mornings in a day.”

-pete hamill




credits: timeanddate.com, pinterest



it changes every day.


(a highly-compensated re-enactor above,

showing my expression and hair at sign-in)

while signing-in at the salon

i asked the receptionist

what the date was

to which she replied, 

“oh, let me look. it changes every day. this keeps happening.”

(not ironically)

i nodded in agreement and finished signing in. 

‘drawing on my fine command of the english language, i said nothing.”

-robert benchley



image credit: vintage postcard, pinterest