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  • South America, Travel Stories

    We breathe the rain forest

    “Quito se llama ‘La luz de America,’ he told me and I thought that it wouldn’t hurt so much. This place of water pouring and dripping down verdant valleys and soft, smooth rocks rising up from craters with lava lakes and palms and monos and oil.

  • Life Musings

    THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION

    One of my very first classes as a Freshman in college was called “Dialogue.” It was a required class where we read material like Martin Luther King Jr.’s  “Letter from Birmingham Jail,”…

  • Life Musings

    Less reaching, more holding

    Today is Thanksgiving. Another one. Another year and season and time to reflect and be grateful. To be honest, I find myself a little bit antsy, reaching for the stillness as left-over…

  • Here to stay
    Life Musings

    #HeretoStay

    The broken window in the attic bangs inside the window frame as the wind from the storm passes through. My sleep is restless. I hear intermittent sirens and voices that sound like…

  • Life Musings

    A Good Year

    Girls are giggling and dancing in a circle, linking their arms and kicking their feet. They’re second graders and they’re girl scouts. It’s a Sunday morning and I’m at work, but it…