August 22, 2019 It’s a slender creature with a long and flowing tail. Does It really understand what Its purpose is besides surfacing every once in a while to spit truths? Not entirely, no. It just knows three things to be true. Those three things are: the mermaid’s passion for science, its existence in the water, its thoughtful way of speaking. Ask it if it’s a real mermaid and watch the mermaid wrinkle its nose […]
August 21, 2019 My childhood bedroom holds the unique status of being able to induce lucid dreaming for myself. Time and time again, I am able to summon up some stored common sense and call my subconscious out for tampering with reality. Often, when the realization strikes, I am left to deal with the aftermath of a foiled plot. Disaster used to be the common closer to a dream that climaxes with my coming to. […]
August 20, 2019 Something about being lost in the wilderness both frightens and inspires. Take it from me. It’s our first full day in the secret treasure that is Mark’s AirBnB 30 minutes outside of Cortez. An untouched wilderness sits just beyond a brown picket fence. Just beyond a well-manicured lawn and thoughtfully placed decor is a formidable land. That juxtaposition of the two spaces, the tamed and wild, was one we should have considered […]
August 19, 2019 We left the northern corner of Colorado today. Rising early to catch the sunrise, we watched with our coffees before hitting the road. The southern corner now awaits us and, as I drive, I reflect. Here are the things I learned in Walden, Colorado.
August 18, 2019 7:00 AM Yannis rouses from slumber just after I do. I am sitting perched upon the leather couch in the main room. Sky is slowly waking herself up as Yannis and I conference over the evening before. The sky was unlike any we’d ever seen and we spent the return leg of our evening hike looking up at it in wonder. Yannis pours water from the cooler and sets it to boil […]
August 17, 2019 You can’t appreciate your own world without the company of people you love. A tribute to the humans I love, have loved, will love. The number is small but meaningful. Existing in a world of social media, nonstop news coverage and a near dependence on smart phones blinds me often from what is most valuable. How grateful I am to take a step away from all of that and consider what fuels […]
August 16, 2019 Disney archetypes. The day before we left for our grand adventure into the untamed wilderness of Western Colorado, we spent the evening with my cousin and her young daughter. This new relative of mine was a cute and babbling mini human with a language only really understood by her mother and us after a few enthusiastic repetitions of the phrase. Her blue eyes reflected an intelligence that lied just beyond her grasp. […]