Musical Inspiration: To climb a mountain pass

Step. Breath. Step. Breath. Pause…. Step. I had come to hike the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu. As an archaeologist, I was fulfilling a dream I had since first learning about the ancient city in middle school. Instead of living out a dream, I confronted my reality. The air is thin. (And so is … More Musical Inspiration: To climb a mountain pass

Seasonal Affects

The night is dark and full of restlessness. We’ve survived a week of time shift in the United States, falling back one hour into standard time. The mornings are better. daylight starts to blink on within the 6 o’clock hour. The evenings are brutal. I come home in a darkness that feels like it should … More Seasonal Affects

Cultivating Creativity

Thinking about the last 24 hours gives me a warm feeling of personal fulfillment realized. I’m slowly reclaiming unstructured time for myself and rediscovering how my creativity thrives. I started this post nearly two years ago when I read an article about how busyness impedes creativity. That alone should tell you something. There is always … More Cultivating Creativity

An Icon.

I wrote this post a year ago, on January 23, 2018 and never published. I was at work, checking Twitter (like one does) when I saw a friend retweeting a post from neil gaiman about Ursula K. Le Guin’s death. (I wrote passing, but as she’s not one to mince words, why should I?) She … More An Icon.