Category Archives: Little Ashley


Ashley celebrated her 21st birthday on December 4th!  Considering I ‘adopted’ her when she was a wee lass of fourteen the two of us have been waiting for this day for quite sometime.  Staying true to our sister tradition we … Continue reading

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Life updates

Things are going so well for me.   I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.  My life is so….normal.  It’s quiet.  By some standards even boring [though certainly not dull] and that’s exactly what I need. On June 15th John and Sloane … Continue reading

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Renaissance reincarnation

Ashley and I stumbled upon some interesting artwork while scouring the internet to supplement her paper.  In case you were wondering– and I know you were– we also discovered who I was in my past life: With infinite love, gratitude, … Continue reading

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Sister study sessions and supernovas

Last night I had every intention of inundating your news feeds, emails, and subscription updates with at least half a dozen entries on Cocktails With Hemingway.  It will probably be Friday before I get the chance to do so– but … Continue reading

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• March Blog Challenge • Day 12: Something you miss Adam Tatum Mom & Dad [and their cozy house] My Family Maris, Danielle, and all those I consider friends Everyone I’ve loved and lost Memphis Tennessee Brooklyn Bridge Italian Restaurant … Continue reading

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Sister Fridays

Friday night Tatum and I left the house for the first time.  My little sister, Ashley, played chauffeur.  Alexis and Layla [her daughter] came too.  I didn’t even realize this until just now….but the last time I saw Alexis was … Continue reading

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Tatum Maris, welcome to the world!

My daughter, Tatum Maris Reed was born Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 12:46pm CST.  Weighing in at 7lbs4oz and 19.7 inches long, she came into the world at the Regional Medical Center of Memphis. “In any moment of decision the … Continue reading

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