you graft my soul upon your grief

Tonight, I attended a memorial service for Kylee.  I piled into the car with my parents, sister and my friend Becca and we made the three and a half hour-long drive from Orlando to Fort Myers through the pouring rain. This past Wednesday night on St. Patrick’s Day, after my last student had left, I […]

my new fave saint.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be […]

the vegetarian chronicles, iii

So I am realizing that somewhere over the past couple of weeks, my paradigm has irrevocably shifted, in terms of vegetarianism.  It’s not that I’ve simply changed my mind about something. I feel as though my entire brain has been rewired. (I was telling my best friend about this and she was arguing with me […]

with a little help from my friends.

these help me recently: books. books about animals. compassionate people. jack (shepard and daniels). doc jensen. three dinners in one night. cayenne pepper. tribes. karen. suitcase. ohio. recording studio. organic beer. happy dogs. fake meat. breakfast. chipotle with time to spare. gardein. video games. kingdom hearts. prayer at 6 a.m. prayer at 12 a.m. city […]

another book I’m reading

“In consumer culture, dissatisfaction and satisfaction cease to be opposites, for pleasure is not so much in the possession of things as in their pursuit.  There is pleasure in the pursuit of novelty and the pleasure resides not so much in having as in wanting.  Once we have obtained an item, it brings desire to […]

a book i’m reading now…

“The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground.  But in the love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man’s body.  The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life’s most intense fulfillment.  The heavier the burden, the closer […]