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This Year on Earth

I’m slowly starting a new project called This Year on Earth. It’s goal is to make sense of a big, fast world, to create meaning out of the barrage of culture and science and big…

A Real American Wedding

[Written as a gift to my good friends Dani and Eric for their wedding.] photo of R. Walker & Sons Barn by Brittani Renee Photography The route between Chicago and the small farm town of…

A Mother’s Dream

Grace has been a big part of my life over the last four years. Her contagious smiles and commitment to her family have brightened my time in Uganda. Below is a video I just finished…

You Take It With You

Remember that you take it with you All of it Even the fuzzy and forgotten parts It’s all there in the way you breathe now In the questions you never would have thought to ask…

A White Bird

A bird banks against the wind Of an oncoming storm The tops of its wings so white against Charcoal clouds That my camera finds no data there A blank spot in the storm A soaring…

Invisible Trails

Follow the invisible paths Walk upon the high places The sides of mountains The edges of planters along the road And when the trail gets too narrow to walk Keep your knees bent And your…