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There was a sage living atop a great mountain,Her temple was crafted by the Earth,With columns of stone,And a canopy of leaves. Many sought the wisdom of the sage,They would climb the cliffs and ledges,Suffering the winds and sun,Until they reached her summit. The temple had no doors,Simply a wide open arch,Beckoning all who pass to enter,And find sanctuary within her halls. As the sage walked forward,Pilgrims would fall to their knees,Some… Read More

Last night, as I slept,I dreamt there was a great wall before me. I hadn’t the strength to climb over,Nor the wings to carry me. I took a seat on the ground,And I looked at the wall. I had spent all my life on this side,It was good, but not everything. My destination,Was everything. As I pictured this everything,Clear in my minds eye, A fissure cleaved down the wall,from pinnacle to base…. Read More

With February in rolling around the corner, I’m finishing up January in my bullet journal and setting up February. January was my first month journaling and I’m changing quite a bit for February. I mention this because it’s important to understand, just like it may have taken years to figure out how to take effective notes in lectures, your journaling method is going to require tweaking. There we’re several trackers I seldom… Read More

This January I decided to start bullet journaling. I was always the type of person who kept notes everywhere, I had sticky notes in every room, digital notes in five separate places between by laptop and phone; I would start recording certain things in a journal, just to forget and start using a different one, only to then come back to the original, and use it for something else. Needless to say,… Read More

Ah, the mighty sandwich.. a myriad of opportunity and potential. From the simple sliced tomato, olive oil, and salt joined between two thick slices of ciabatta, to the gourmet and extravagant loaves of artisanal bread marrying within their crusts lavish meats, exotic vegetables, succulent fungi, and sauces requiring the precision of a tenure chemist to reproduce. Today a sandwich can be made from anything, you don’t even need the bread, but don’t… Read More

A little candle can send photons rolling down mountains and across valleys; it can cast shadows that would bring down giants. The flickering flame off a candle can seem so mundane in contrast to a midday Texas summer sun, but in a dark cavern it is a precious gift to guide you home. Certain days light is all around, easy to find, hold, and revere. Others it seems like only a fable… Read More

Morning, 0600. The perfect time to wake up. I always found the morning hours seem to last for a time and a half. The amount of productivity I experience between 0600-0900 would take me the equivalent of 6 hours in the rest of the day. This is my gilded time. My favorite time. Why wake up at any other hour? Once I build the strength to get out from under my fortress… Read More

The sea rages around us,Thunder crashes down. Wood splits across the deck,The mast ignites and roars in flame. Deck hands charge from stern to bow,Frenzy to save the Squall’s Embrace. Sails approach over the horizon,Deep in black and glowing. Impossible speed beckons her forward,Hull riddled with holes and scorched beyond repair. Gun ports spring open,A hail of stone and lead. No soul maintains the attacking vessel,Only revenants shrieking for new comrades. Rotting… 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 friends we meet at birth,Parents, siblings, grandmothers, and uncles. Some friends we meet in life,Through school, work, hobbies, and interests. Not all remain,As life weaves through time. But certain friends,We search to find. A friend once found,There is no doubt. For as long as we have,For as long as we’re together. Best friends we’ll be.