Hi! It's been a while, I know. I'm sorry. Finishing up this last bit of grad school has been... a struggle to say the least. 2018 in general has been a struggle. So much so that I feel like the worst birder in existence. It's been a great year of firsts, but it's also been… Continue reading 2018: A Year of Change (and only a few posts… sorry)
For most, Sundays are generally a day of rest and relaxation. They aren't so much for me, since I work on Sundays, but I do try to enjoy them. This particular Sunday in May promised warmth and sunshine. After an endless winter with almost no birding, I was determined to bird my heart out. Once… Continue reading Running Out of Time
She radiates fire and demands justice be served to those who have so wronged others.
Flying faster and harder than had been known for her species before, the bird pushes through the sky. She dodges buildings and trees and airplanes as they seem to leap into her path. Still faster and faster she flies. Into the darkness. She knows that she can fly harder, so she does. And she's carrying… Continue reading It Does Not Rise the Same
via Daily Prompt: Relocate What does it mean to relocate? We can relocate our lives. We can take new jobs and move to a new city, state, or country. We can move within our own city and feel as though we're relocating. I've recently moved from a townhome into an apartment in the city, and… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Relocating Reflections
Okay, firstly, I hadn't intended on publishing something twice in a row. This is my 100th post, and it's not what I envisioned sharing. But this is the world we live in now, and I can't make happy, woo, cutesy posts when our world is continuing to face terrible acts of injustice, murder, and hatred.… Continue reading The Bubble of Ignorance – Part 2
Ten feet away, an idol stands at a microphone in front of her. The idol announces that her turn is up in 3, and she isn't sure whether she's ready. She's never been one to be so real in front of strangers, and she doesn't want to steal the spotlight from people whose stories matter more than… Continue reading The Open Mic