A presenceA feelingA loyal best friendLingering throughout the dayIt waitsJealous for attentionDeliberate as the NightMaking your world smallerContainedCreating borders for the eyesBridging earth and skyInciting fear among the nativesBringing artists inspirationDelightful precipitationHow dull is life without you?
Look up, I say Look up from your phone The virtual world with you on the throne Look at yourself, all bent out of shape Your spine curving forward Your fingers might break I promise, you’ll make it Just fifty feet more The door to the restroom I know it’s a bore Look out, there’s [...]
This week began with a surprise as we started the season early with an even four inches of snowfall covering the ground. I can’t explain why I was surprised, but I was excited, all the same. The end of the year is less than three weeks away and I have been making some changes in my [...]
Suspended Above the ground Like the tiny snowflakes that dance just outside Never to reach their destination Shielded from the bitter cold These walls of glass expose a fantasy Safe and warm, I observe the world Embrace the beauty, ignore the struggle Faded yellows and greens peek through the blanket of white Crops slowly dying [...]
As I start to condense my online presence to a few important places, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos. I'll have more individual posts of photos in the future, but I wanted to get this collection in one spot.
Searching For a purpose For a reason For the right companions Struggling To discover To endure To adapt Fighting A culture A habit A changing world Discovering New joys all around me New worlds to explore New love for my surroundings Serving With my knowledge With my wisdom With my gifts [...]
The virtualization of my world began in an unlikely place: summer camp. I had just graduated high school and I was ready to make a positive impact on the campers. During our limited down-time as counselors, we would retreat to a lounge, to talk away from the campers. We loved the kids, but sometimes you want [...]
I have always been mindful of the changes around me. My personal perspective leans on the idea that people change based on their surroundings. The people that influence your behavior come in many forms. When I was growing up, my influences were a good balance of secular and religious. My peers helped me understand what was considered “cool” and later [...]
I release it all The guilt of past deeds The embarrassment of failures Missed opportunities Awkward moments no one noticed Trapped inside Too long Be free, old friends Dissipate into the atmosphere Catch the solar wind Travel far from here My mind is as quiet now Like the cold vacuum of Space Cautious confidence slowly [...]
Warm enough to forget the snow No howling wind or frozen ponds Trees green with life Insects on the prowl Embracing the season before the deep-freeze Soft sunlight strikes the landscape A calmness permeates the senses Even a storm cannot shake this change Delayed in recovery It returns to its center Breathing gently Confident of [...]