[A short] summer reflection.

… The challenges we’ve taken on this season are nothing short of hard work and pushing us to new levels gaining knowledge and strength …

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Just seeds you say?

It started with a few seeds last year, some rainbow chard and kale. The seeds didn’t grow exactly well. I placed them in the windows of the sunniest room of the house, but it still wasn’t enough sunlight, they eventually got “leggy” — reaching out for the sun — not growing straight up. So we…

[Remember me.] Won’t you?

Nonny, as she is known to family, is suffering from alzheimer’s disease and basically has the mentality of a toddler — saddening, but kind of a blessing actually, as my father and I have gained strength from the difficult situation.

A merry & socially aware Christmas.

We have lost the true meaning of Christmas, lost it somewhere behind a smokescreen of super commercialism where multinational corporations push us to buy their products. And while the average family celebrates the birth of Christ with shiny new smartphones, conveniently unaware of the human rights violations that went into obtaining the coveted raw materials…

We made his day with only lunch.

The whole interaction took only a few seconds and few words. But the heartfelt compassion behind such an act could be felt soul deep. Just your run of the mill urban beggar. Asking for some change, if he’s lucky he may get a couple a bucks. I saw him talking to a guy at a…

Is your wolf fed?

Admirably humble, St. Francis often preached to listening animals, and living among the poor, he regarded the sanctity of all humanity, all earthly creatures and even “brother sun” and “sister moon” as sacred integral components of our natural world. And he believed all of the inhabitants of Earth should be revered and respected and seen…

A change of season.

The wind blows through the tall pines in the backyard. Swaying, the mighty boughs creek in the wind. Rain came down all day, transitioning to light snow in the evening. Seeing my exhale come to life as dancing water vapor is amusing and beautiful, the simple way it hangs in the air then fades out…