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Silence in the Mojave

Silence in the Mojave

Here in the desert silence I find sanctuary Here in the desert silence I hear the hum of sacred voices. ~Roger Moore The most engulfing silence I’ve ever experienced was on a very hot August afternoon hiking in Joshua Tree National Monument situated in the Mojave desert. The silence was so absolute, I had to […]

Magical Mental Machinations

Magical Mental Machinations

The mescal I drink is hallucinogenic and I am filled with dreams. ~Roger Moore For my very first trip to India, the International Health Clinic offered three types of anti-malarial pills. The one I was most interested in had the side effect of inducing vivid dreams. I fantasized a mind-altering experience providing creative fodder for […]

Superficial Human Connections

Superficial Human Connections

I can’t wrap my mind around people caring that much about me. ~America Ferrera I don’t feel lovable. It has been that way for as long as I can remember. I would prefer to think it is because others lack the fortitude to love a person as complicated as the twisted canyons one must navigate […]

Conservatism is Cowardice

Conservatism is Cowardice

Nostalgia is an act of cowardice. ~Mario Vargas Llosa I enjoyed my time in High School especially the four seasons playing soccer, the years I invested studying Engineering in college despite the three to four hours commuting each day, reflect with a smile on many of the long-gone years before today. I also realize those […]

Last Chance Lick

Last Chance Lick

To feel lonely is a failure to see All the gifts that surround you Open your eyes The world waits your embrace. ~Teresa Gallion There was a time when I was conscious of being alone and of my loneliness. I lived a terrible fright, avoided the light for fear it would illuminate my imperfections exposing […]

Scraped Raw

Scraped Raw

The hot sun drops Its blood red tongue Across a powder blue sky ~Teresa Gallion For four weeks, I missed Chicago’s summer tongue, the sunshine, the gaiety of warm days and long bicycle rides along a lake that seems as big as an ocean. Instead, I was working halfway around the world in two locations […]

I Have Seen ‘The Bear’

I Have Seen ‘The Bear’

I don’t want to see the bear. I just like the tingle in my spine telling me there is one nearby. ~Craig Childs I have seen “The Bear” up close and personal along with three cubs waddling across the road, not 20 feet from where I stood with a camera mounted on a tripod snapping […]

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