When Being a Responsible Adult Sounds Good on Paper…

It started with a trip to the hardware store in town. I bought a succulent and named him Tobyn. Well, after a while i thought Tobyn looked a little lonely, so i made a decision to go back to the hardware store and get Tobyn a couple friends…more tiny succulents in decorative stoneware cups. I […]

A Trail of Dead Trees

I was tired; oh so tired. Sleep for ten minutes sitting on the floor against the wall in the break room tired. The problem was not that my internal compass was broken. The problem was power, or lack of it. The problem was the absence of any influence or relevance to the final vision in […]

After the Storm

The morning after the storm we emerged from the house to see ice everywhere. I was glad it was my day off. I did not want to have to drive anywhere that day. As i walked around the property i realized that it wasn’t only the man-made structures that had accumulated ice. The rocks, the […]

A Late Start

The freezing temperatures usually came with night fall, thwarted by the sun in the daylight hours. However, one day i listened intently to the radio as the weatherman predicted a low of 24. As i scrolled through the weather app on my phone i realized that it would not be above freezing again until 10 […]

Settling into a Winter Routine

As the temperatures became colder i settled into the comfortable grooves of a winter routine. In the mornings i would put the space heater in the bathroom and warm it up before taking a shower. When it was below 40 degrees there was at most 2 minutes of hot and 4 minutes of luke-warm shower […]

The Sumac Tree Feels Winter’s Approach

As we sunk further into autumn with each day the trees began to change. I waited for the tree the sellers had said was a spanish oak to turn a dark maroon like the ones on my neighbors’ properties but it never did. One tree that did begin turning red was my beloved sumac tree. […]