Food for Thought

There’s a wonderful couple I’ve been dog walking for over the last year. Back in February on the tail-end of a rainy, Oregon winter, I was walking their boxer, Phoebe, when we meandered down a hill near a bunch of housing construction sites. There were dozens of cigarette butts gathered by the curb that had been carried by the rain from the days before. A … Continue reading Food for Thought

Of Life, Nature, and Promises

In 1994 I was born into an Air Force family, a lifestyle well known for its tendency to be semi-nomadic. As you can imagine, I grew up with a sense of wonder for the world and an extreme capacity for wanderlust. I have never left the country, save for a weekend trip to Vancouver, Canada when I was ten, but I have list upon list … Continue reading Of Life, Nature, and Promises

Sea Change: A Response

This, my first post, is something that I originally wrote a few months ago in response to the poem “Sea Change” by Jorie Graham. It’s an interesting poem in it’s style but it paints a clear picture and encourages us to look beyond what we see. If you haven’t read it, please see the link attached here. I highly recommend reading this evocative piece. “The … Continue reading Sea Change: A Response