My lungs gulp in the fresh air and their melody of thanks release inside my ribs. I stare up at the towering evergreens surrounding me on all sides of our little plot of land and suddenly my sanity returns and surrender comes naturally. The trees around me reach down from above, their limbs offer me ... Read More about The Pursuit of a Wild Life Project
You are not a machine. I tell myself. Whether it was from Emily Freeman or Wendell Berry, I cannot recall where I first heard it put this way. Needless to say, knowing my history, I only wish I would have heard it sooner. I spread the bright pink nail polish over my fingernails meticulously, ... Read More about Why I Paint My Nails Pink
The beauty of life lies in its ability to draw us in until we are over our heads. But for most of us, myself included, we only skim the surface of our daily existence like bugs on the pond, scurrying everywhere direction but into the water. We don’t know, and we fear, what lies beneath us. We'd ... Read More about Your Life is Begging to Be Lived
I wonder if the wild ones are going extinct? They seem hard to find these days. I have a feeling it's because they aren’t up on the stages, under the spotlights, or fighting for an eventual place there. Somewhere along the way, I imagine, they must have finally yielded themselves to this to ... Read More about Are The Wild Ones Going Extinct?
With the help of one of his hands, he manages to keep his pants up around his waist. The sagging diaper and fresh, wet mud on his behind don't help him carry his heavy load. He smiles and waddle-runs up our gravel driveway with his sister, brother, and our rambunctious puppy. I wish I could say ... Read More about How To Survive The Daily Marathon