This past week I checked off a big source of stress from my schedule. After missing deadlines due to everything from clerical errors to significant distress, I completed and submitted my application for graduate school. It’s a massive weight off my shoulders so in celebration I’ve spent the majority of yesterday and today outside, breathing in nature, and reading. I finally finished an absolutely brilliant book I started several months ago titles… Read More

Some days you get writers block for a few hours, some times you get a life encompassing mental block for weeks. The world doesn’t end, your progress isn’t wasted, it’s okay. I started writing on WordPress to be a place I can record and organize the thoughts bouncing around my head. I wanted to write daily, or at least every other day. I wanted to explore poetry, showcase my photography, connect with… Read More

” Want [you] to drink deeply from life and not go on autopilot” -Liam O’Brien I think all of us have fallen into autopilot at some point, maybe multiple times every day. Wake up..Clean your body..Put on clothes..Drive..Do..Drive..Eat..Sleep.. There are months in my life that I simply do not remember because I did the same thing, every day, and had little motivation to change; maybe it was depression, but it was something… Read More

When I was a child, I always thought the stars were pretty. I’d look up at night and see them all twinkling, white and bright. It wasn’t until my dad began pointing them out, each an individual, each unique and named, that I began to see them for so much more then pretty. The first two stars to shatter this perception I had were Betelgeuse and Sirius. Betelgeuse, the brilliant M2lab, or… Read More

Some days I find myself sitting atop a mighty mountain, admiring the sloping valleys and steep, rocky cliffs. I imagine being that regal tree, standing just at the crest of that cliff in the distance. How many animals has it blessed with shade from the midday sun, and how many more call it’s thick bark and abundant branches home? I dream about being that noble peregrine falcon I saw soaring overhead as… Read More

From the singing sands of Western Asia,Across the coasts of California.From the mighty trees of Yoyogi Koen,Across the naves of Florence. The stars change their positions,The Sun intensifies and and softens.Bird sing in accent,Food tells a new story. Years I may wander,Months without language,Weeks with no bed,Nights spent in wonder. Always I’ll hear,The call of the mountains.Forever I’ll feel,The pull of the river. Regardless of time,Distance or day,Our reunion will transcend,I love… Read More

Passion in knowledgeGuidance on a forward pathApplications suck Being officially between jobs, as people say instead of unemployed (I’m not entirely sure why), and in pursuit of continuing my education I’m completely swamped in applications. Every job requires a slightly different format for their application and every school has slightly different standards. Every one just different enough to essentially make the process go from a simple [copy] [paste] to rebuilding the entire… Read More

Humans have grown and evolved as a species dependent on communication. We live in communities for survival, we disseminate information to continue the growth of the mind, we raise each other’s children and support each others elderly. This need for interaction, which is as critical to our needs as food and water, spurred the creation of language. Communities across the globe generated their own language to communicate ranging from verbal speech common… Read More

Intrapersonal Conflict Mistakes have been made. Solutions are transparent. Yet I hesitate. Getting towards the “holiday season” yields so many interesting emotions varying between every individual. Some lucky ones have nothing but elation and joy, holiday cheer filling every corner of their homes. The majority of us however, have a cloudy spot in our vision, small or large, that can blur out much of that pleasure. Getting past the politics, history, and… Read More

Conflict Unthanked service, fogged honorDays of celebration, nights of sorrowMany come, so few leaveAccumulation of choices, mistakesDevote, distrustSacrifice, disloyalAnguish, apathyPleasure, assessmentA quite end, thunderous beginningFade to sleep, ceaselessSimple dreams, an unending nightmareWhere is he, I’m lostCalm, terrorConfused, stunnedConcern, memoriesFound, goneCrave home, demand answersDad, I miss you, I’m sorryPlease erase, recordsDad, I’m confused, where do I go nextShame, condemnedWorry, callousRegret, harriedEmpty, static Many things have been changing for me in my life recently…. Read More