Miscellanea is weekly prose on earnest living from the porch of a photographer in New Orleans. Let's grow together.

A few years back, I found myself with lots of time and little to say — with an itching intuition that the challenges I faced would best be approached as opportunities for expression. I was growing, and I wanted a space to share that. The nature of life is transformative, and all of our varying interests inform our experience of growth and change. Miscellanea is my take on that, for anyone ready for some self-reflection.

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