I Am Shelly Bell
Day 4: Sunday Breakfast Conversation

Paul cooked breakfast. Sunday is becoming our family convo over breakfast day. The kids shared their concerns about having two parents.

Day 4: Sunday Breakfast Conversation

Paul cooked breakfast. Sunday is becoming our family convo over breakfast day. The kids shared their concerns about having two parents.

Day 5: Nats game or Nah?

Attend a Washington Nationals game or Nah? NAAAHHH! Upon attempting walking the steps at my house then standing in an awesome warm shower I concluded that walking the Nats stadium was not a good idea.

Day 5: Nats game or Nah?

Attend a Washington Nationals game or Nah? NAAAHHH! Upon attempting walking the steps at my house then standing in an awesome warm shower I concluded that walking the Nats stadium was not a good idea.

Day 6: Special books arrive!

Easy peezy doctor’s appt. Now we wait for Skylar to nudge or Oct. 2nd, whichever comes first.

Day 6: Special books arrive!

Easy peezy doctor’s appt. Now we wait for Skylar to nudge or Oct. 2nd, whichever comes first.

Day 7: TGIT

Thank God for friends who’ll help you look cute in the hospital. TonightKaNikki Jakarta retwisted my locs for me so i don’t have to be in the hospital looking like my hair needs medical attention!

Day 7: TGIT

Thank God for friends who’ll help you look cute in the hospital. TonightKaNikki Jakarta retwisted my locs for me so i don’t have to be in the hospital looking like my hair needs medical attention!

Day 7: The realities of having a sister

I am more hungry now than I’ve been the past 8 months. I’m not craving anything I’m just hungry every 3-4 hours.

Day 7: The realities of having a sister

I am more hungry now than I’ve been the past 8 months. I’m not craving anything I’m just hungry every 3-4 hours.

Day 9: Can’t touch my toes

Who needs to touch their toes anyway? NOT ME! Spent the morning cuddling with Paul. Made a list of things we still need.

Day 9: Can’t touch my toes

Who needs to touch their toes anyway? NOT ME! Spent the morning cuddling with Paul. Made a list of things we still need.

Day 10: Night at the Sleep Center

Day 10: spent last night and all of today with Jo at the Inova Pediatric Sleep Center.

Day 10: Night at the Sleep Center

Day 10: spent last night and all of today with Jo at the Inova Pediatric Sleep Center.

The Mike Brown Case: Eye-Witnesses vs. The Police Narrative

The Mike Brown Case: Eye-Witnesses vs. The Police Narrative

As the Mike Brown case develops, eye-witnesses have come forward and the police have finally released the name of the officer involved. In consuming and analyzing as much video footage as I can, it seems there are three eye-witnesses in particular playing a huge part in the narrative the police are publicizing. In this post I will analyze the accounts of the incident given by an anonymous YouTube…

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CIC: Keep an Idea Journal

CIC: Keep an Idea Journal

I am taking a free course via Coursera called “Creativity, Innovation, and Change (CIC).” In this course I will engage in research-based creative principles, then complete exercises to solidify what I’ve learned. All posts tagged with #CIC are a reflection on something I’ve learned in the course.

next-great-ideaThe concept of creative diversity teaches that everyone is creative in their own way. Creativity is…

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How to Reinvent the Wheel in Four Steps

How to Reinvent the Wheel in Four Steps

iStock_000000093770XSmall reinventing the wheelReinventing the wheel is not advice given by many. However, the “wheel” is usually referred to as a material item or a task where previously created versions allow you a shortcut to arriving at a final destination. When the wheel is you and the ability to roll on or over certain things is fading, a little reinventing could be in order.

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How am I a wheel?

We are not circles, but cylinders. We…

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