By rosieseagraves

People Love Dogs

A month ago, my husband and I made a spur of the moment decision. Setting aside our Friday afternoon exhaustion, we drove twenty minutes from our house back toward Atlanta to see about a dog. Then we met her for all of five minutes underneath the awning of apartment mailboxes, dodging the rain. We each…

On “that” project…

Is it just me, or do we all have “that project”? It’s the one that starts as a small seed and keeps growing in your mind, promising to be one of the few meaningful expenditures of your time. The only problem being, it will all happen at some undetermined moment in the future when you…

Creative Spotlight: Bixby

Feature image courtesy of @soulunicorn Bixby is not afraid to get close to the art. She sidles up to each poster at the AIGA’s “Destination Unknown” Poster Show in Ponce City Market, unconcerned with the swaths of millennials vying for prime gawking position. She immediately begins explaining elements of each design to me, as well…

On Resilience

Welcome to DoneGood. What do I bring to the writing here? Well, hopefully there’s some dry wit. WRY. Realism mixed with perseverance. RESILIENCE. An unapologetic voice. STRIKING. Of the three, resilience has been at the top of my mind as of late. It’s hard to go anywhere without inhaling a message about its importance. From…

Spring Break Bucket List

Happily, spring is not a season to survive, but rather to celebrate! It can’t compete with Summer in my book, but as Summer’s prologue, it’s a worthy precursor. For me, spring break is here, and I find myself in a familiar pattern: imagining a vast world of activities and progress for the next seven days.…

Put Down the Podcast: Pseudo-intellectual language that holds us back

Like most writers, I’ve had to embrace the savagery involved in editing a piece of writing from its bloated origins to something palatable. My “square one” for language—have I used as few words as possible? Is this sentence edible? Then comes the scary part: are the ideas at the forefront or buried in convoluted prose?…

Rosie Reads Volume 2

Make no mistake: I’m a bookstore person. And a library person. I’m into the whole thing. I’m all about the coffee and the furrowed brow as it glances synopses. Searching for my next read is an activity in and of itself. There’s nothing better than a stack of new covers at checkout that promise to…

Four Ways to Get Through Winter

It’s that time again, friends. The holidays are over, spring is out of sight, and all we’ve got is bleak, boring winter ahead of us. Sure, the internet is rife with New Years-resolution themed inspiration. Or, if you’re feeling alternative, the anti-resolution goal-setting, mind/spiritual whatever. Try a new fitness class! Learn a new skill! Buy…

Beauty Cycle

I write from a plane currently hovering over the Atlantic Ocean on its way to Spain. I’m along for the ride, co-leading a group of 20 students on a two-week excursion through the country. A few days ago, I ordered a Fitbit, now safely attached to my wrist. I’m no dummy. The next two weeks…

End of the year reflections on activism

On May 26, 2017, three men defended two Muslim women against the deranged babblings of a white supremacist while on a bus. Two of them died for it, the third hospitalized. All three are heroes. Their choice was a simple one—remain silent or speak out against nonsensical hate. This is American terrorism, let it ring.…