Where do I go from here?

  “No one will be left untouched by the events and experiences of 2020.”   That is one of the only “This I know for sure” thoughts I’ve had this year. A lot of my 2020 new-decade-blast-off! plans had disappeared into the ether by late winter. A lot of y’all probably felt this way from [...]

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Keep Calm & Derby On

My Kentucky Derby past. Derby Day fashion philosophy: Too much is never enough.   “The Kentucky Derby, whatever it is — a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion — is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.” ~ John Steinbeck “The best thing about The Kentucky Derby [...]

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Creating fatalistic, fictional timelines? Do this instead.

Minutes 1 – 8: Life coach vibes: “live your best life … you don’t have to keep calm, but please carry on…” Minute 8:40 to the end: Pandemic hair.   I would skip to minute 8:40 of this video if I were you, too.  Hair is getting really interesting for some of us during this [...]

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How to feel free without ever leaving your house.

The Wagner “Stay Home” life this week:  Click HERE to see my first “TikTok” with my daughter (I don’t fully understand what TikTok is or the hype it’s getting right now; all I know is that this was a joyful way to get lost in time).  Click HERE to read the April 2020 TOPS Magazine [...]

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Stay-At-Home: Week 3

Stay-at-home. Work-at-home. Hair-growing-out-at-home. Going into week 3 of our current way-of-life —  here’s what I know, and what I notice:    This week, I felt grief and longing because of the lack of physical contact with my other family and friends. The other day, I sent a video text to a close friend I used [...]

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