For The Love Of Nature

For The Love Of Nature

To say that I love to hike is an understatement. Hiking is the medium I use to reset and release. I enter nature, my church, with filthy boots and athletic wear and can maintain my peace.

#OctPoWriMo: Rose Bushes

#OctPoWriMo: Rose Bushes

Taking on the poetry challenge, #OctPoWriMo again. Here's the first poem: Rose Bushes.

An Essay For Your Thoughts

An Essay For Your Thoughts

The conversation of rich words is better digested after being presented on paper, and so I continue consuming chats and discussions through the act of writing.

When Inspiration Comes From Pavement

When Inspiration Comes From Pavement

After a trip to the restroom and a gulp of water, I lined up at the back of one of the final waves of the 2018 Surf City Half Marathon race. I was a little nervous about finishing the whole thing knowing that I hadn’t hit my mileage target. The words, I just might die, [...]

The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter

Five years ago I wrote myself a letter. “Dear Future self…” it began. I was part of series of letters that I had written every couple of years to myself since I was eleven-years-old. I had started keeping a journal after becoming obsessed with the Dear America book series for children and thought it would [...]

Living As A Light

I’m sure by now you have heard about the passing of actor and comedian, Robin Williams. Williams, who was 63, was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, California, on Monday, August 11, 2014. He was pronounced dead of suspected suicide. Since then an outpouring of mourning, remembrance and sadness has been [...]

Education and Innovation: Why We Should Invest More in Our Schools

Gaze up into the dark velvet blanket of sky that is decorated with an arrangement of shimmering diamonds. What appears before you is just the front door to the rest of an entire unknown universe. The possibilities of life, other worldly knowledge and further innovation is knocking and waiting for someone to open it. Although [...]