Seasons | Family | Nature | Philosophy | Poetry

April Showers

We are the first double-leaf sprout, two inches out of the ground. We need rain, or we may not grow more than this. — Rumi The rain rolled in right on schedule, really, timed to mask the Aurora Borealis thoroughly and keep my mind from wandering north. Quietly scheming to drop everything and drive as…

Travel | Family | Music | Writing

Starting Over

Well the road rolls out like a welcome matTo a better place than the one we’re atAnd I ain’t got no kinda planBut I’ve had all of this town I can standAnd I got friends out on the coastWe can jump in the water and see what floatsWe’ve been saving for a rainy dayLet’s beat…

Philosophy | Community | Culture | Family

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

We treat our plans as though they are a lasso, thrown from the present around the future, in order to bring it under our command. But all a plan is—all it could ever possibly be—is a present-moment statement of intent. It’s an expression of your current thoughts about how you’d ideally like to deploy your…