Friends call me RJ.

Born in Miami, grew up next to Disney World, and lived in NYC five years before accidentally returning to the South.

Following a career in media, I ventured out on my own as a communications consultant and writer. This corner of the internet is where I invite others to hope as we navigate the indecencies and victories of our shared humanity.

Although I cover everything from faith and career advice to skincare and pop culture, living among the olive trees is an ethos. A turn-walls-into-bridges, extend-the-table philosophy where we break bread, live freely, and make peace — all with a little bit of style.

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