A Call From The Clouds

the tin awning pings, repeatedly a call from the clouds: look around you pay attention   the pitter-patter of precipitation striking lightly, then violently a mile-wide percussion band tap dancing on the rooftops   established trees reach upwards twirling gracefully at center stage until their arms grow weary bowing down to the dampened earth  ... Continue Reading →

On Seeking Light

My favorite flower is the tulip. I love the full leaves, delicate petals, and sharing the story of the 17th century tulip mania. While a rose is the overpriced go-to, the peony signifies structured elegance, and succulents are the latest trend, the tulip flops around imperfectly in search of the light. The tulip opens and... Continue Reading →

Phases

The moon tugs until her arms grow weary. She sits back and sighs, awaiting a second wind which will never arrive. Slowly, she dozes off as the tide rolls out. Faithfully, she returns to work the following day. And every day. Human emotions closely mimic the mannerisms of the moon. The midnight orb's apparent effort,... Continue Reading →

Nature As The Antidote To Cynicism

“The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” --Carl Sagen I've always been deeply intrigued by the seemingly undeniable relationship between science and spirituality. We work in the city for 50 weeks out of the year and then spend our two weeks of vacation in a wooded cabin,... Continue Reading →

The Three Little Moringas

Two weeks ago, I planted three wispy, little moringa trees. Each was two feet tall, an eight of an inch thick, and adorned with a few small leaves. The twiggy branch emerging from the tiny plastic pot of soil looked pathetic. I was hopeful, but not expectant. I took a shovel to the dense ground... Continue Reading →

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