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33 Years ago
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33 years ago today I was awaken by my father. His stiff posture sitting without commitment on the side of my bed. Worry dusted his brow giving his olive complexion one of ash. His posture turned in and hunched – one of defeat. The room was still. I heard faint cries from the other room, like baby birds. It took me a moment, but...

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Stars
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Stars

Jul 11, 2014 by

Not so long ago, I looked upon the stars above. They moved me so deeply, that I stumbled and had to catch my breath. These stars were not the city or suburban stars I had gotten used to; these were enchanting stars — ones whose presence could only be described as heavenly. Stars layered upon the universe like tiny little boats that sailed gently...

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Mama and babe – no moment to spare
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  In the life of animal agriculture a mother and baby have barely hours together. Dairy requires the removal of the newborn calfs in order for the farmer to rob the mother of her milk. The excruciatingly painful separation is one that must be witnessed with calculated coldness. Most of my life I was so disconnected to even know that you needed to have...

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Running and Finding Earth
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  Five weeks ago, I don’t know what came over me, I just proclaimed in front of many witnesses (who would call me out on it) that I was going to become a runner. Was it something in my nutrient levels that poked my brain to tell me I was ready? Was it a passage that I was making because I scored a certain...

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