gonna go see the world

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i think that i will write again today, so that not all of my posts are gushing with heavy speculations and pent up reflections of life. at least, it seems like they all have been to me.   swooped vader off … Continue reading

as far as weekends go

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i haven’t decided if i regret inviting the neighborhood pigeons to feast on my balcony. they came, they conquered, and my bird feeder was violated in such a way that it surely suffers from ptsd. it probably dreams of light sparrow pecks … Continue reading

ruta

i’ve got this friend who inspires me. from my own personal experience, the establishment and development of friendships is not easily accomplished in a city like london. the bridge between ‘let’s go dancing sometime this month’ casual acquaintance and let’s … Continue reading

there and back again – again

it’s past midnight in london. i have returned from a two-week long pilgrimage to my hometown in indiana.  despite the sounds of sleep all around me, not a bit of me is ready for bed. i’m not sure if i … Continue reading

smallholdings – my feathered future

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when searching the term “smallholding” on the internet, you come across these types of images:    basically, smallholding is homesteading is sustained living is getting back to the basics and feeding your family with the {pun intended} fruits of your … Continue reading

always searching

you can’t have it both ways. no matter how much you want something. i wish we weren’t always so torn into two. i wanted adventure, a never-ending list of things to do on any given day, worldly food options, foreign language, … Continue reading

the little cicada

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little cicada.

i found him earlier today.
he must have become caught between the screen and
glass panes of the kitchen window, and died on the sill.
when i was young, i spent hours collecting the delicate brown shells of resident cicadas, discarded ever so carefully on the conifer trees in my backyard. this was the beginning of a fascination, an obsession, even with the bits and pieces that creatures harmlessly leave behind. exoskeletons. feathers. antlers. scales. and finally, bones. i see them not as garbage, but as gifts, for what hope do we have if we can’t see beauty in the smallest parts of our world?

little cicada.
this entire post is entirely for you.

chicago, you are oh so windy

despite my windburns, chicago is breathtaking and enlivening as always. although modern-day science disproves the concept of “windburn,” my splotchy face retains it’s own opinion on the controversial matter. windburn is much like a sunburn but way less tolerable due to … Continue reading

hey love

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things are going really, really well. in the last week, i have felt better {mentally and physically} than i have in a while. not saying that i haven’t been good for a while, now i am just extra good. i … Continue reading

s[n]o[w] many hats

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it’s snowing … again. this winter season has officially compensated for the painfully embarrassing “winters” of years past. i simply mean to say that it hasn’t snowed like this in a very, very long time. in this day and age, … Continue reading