Cultivating Silence

Life’s loud. Inside and out. Alarm clocks start us off, and from there it’s all our favorite podcasts, lectures from professors, conversations with friends, everyone else talking around us, stupid YouTube commercials, stupid YouTube videos, our sick new playlist, a billion well-informed opinions on the Book and Twit, a million beautiful captions on the Insta, […]

How Deep We Dive

I’ve been here at this library over four hours now – tapping at keys, struggling to check my to-do boxes, escaping on much needed walks through the crunching, golden leaves. And it’s gotten a little dull. It feels as if my senses have been toned down, not wanting to do much other than sprawl on […]

A big pool and a strong back – a story about Trust

When I was 3 or 4 or maybe even 5, going over to grandma and grandpa’s house in the summer was the best. It was the best because it usually meant we would also be going over to Dave and Doddy’s house, who lived next door, and they had a pool (no offense grandma, your oatmeal […]

Half Dome Heaven – A Story about what’s Right in the World

  When I was about eight years old my family took a road trip out to California. My uncle lives out there. Being the local, he took us to all the beautiful and unique sites around the area. I remember driving a winding road out to a lighthouse. There’s a picture of us standing at an […]