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Field Notes on Hunting

It is remarkably easy to forget the fullness of story in each chicken breast. 

Lumi(Ne)scent: A Tribute to Neon

Neon, the element named for the concept of novelty itself, is now hanging onto its public relevance by a thread of nostalgia.

All Creatures Great and Small

The rawness of this proximity to life makes me feel vulnerable, sort of like therapy but without the armchairs.

Mississippi Dog

At that moment, Cline walked up and said, in his miraculously gentle drawl, “You can take her home if you want to.”


One of the things about moving around a lot is that people start to ask you, “Does it feel like home?”

Stacking Wood (The Homestead Still Teaches)

I learned that home is a team sport.

Progress Notes

Progress Notes

by | Jul 29, 2019 | 1 comment

The South American gem grinned when I responded to her beautifully-accented English in Spanish, and spoke again, “Digame si no me entiende. ¿Ok?” 

In a Land Far Away

In a Land Far Away

So consider this a love letter from your faraway child.

The Pen is Just as Mighty

The Pen is Just as Mighty

No algorithm is going to teach mandated reporters that white families are just as dangerous as other families.

Learning the Drip

Learning the Drip

My little bubble of relationships and routines exists for me to serve it with compassion, not for me to overlook it because something more interesting is on the horizon.

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