An Open Letter to My Graduating Seniors

It's here. You've finally made it to the end. I'm proud of you. And I'm not saying I'm proud of you because every single moment of every class period you acted like perfect little angels (we all know that's not the truth). I'm saying it because...well...it's easy to say now that you're gone. Ha! Just... Continue Reading →

Deep breaths…

It's a simple playlist, only sixteen songs right now. My thinking music. My deep breathing, deep contemplating music. My centering music. It's playing in the background right now. I invite you to join in my thoughtful reveries: a pipe and thoughts   Every life is a universe. Every step opens new worlds, new realities and... Continue Reading →

Self-Realization

Two things everybody’s got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin’ fuh theyselves. Zora Neale Hurston's character, Janie, said this at the end of Their Eyes Were Watching God. This next week is my last before receiving my third degree, this one in literature (the previous... Continue Reading →

…a little bit of honesty

Because I've tried to be more consistent and at least post once a week, and because I've spent this past week a bit sick and busy, and because frankly I just don't have a whole lot of time today, this post is a bit of a ramble. And a bit of honesty. Confession: I want... Continue Reading →

Adventure: Reflection and Looking Ahead

  Seven years ago today I embarked on an incredibly transformative life-adventure: backpacking through Europe by myself for 3.5 months as a freshly graduated 22 year old. I spent time journaling and reflecting this morning. Here's today's entry: January 14 [2017]: On this day seven years ago I flew from St. Louis to Dublin. That... Continue Reading →

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