Cheers! to the “Calm” Meditation App

When I was sixteen I started meditating regularly and it forged my whole spirituality. I meditated for years and my thoughts were positive, experiences richer: all anxiety was wonderfully light. Then I started college and fell off, just when meditation was especially necessary. Now I can’t sit still for ten minutes. Where’s the college maturity?… Continue reading Cheers! to the “Calm” Meditation App

The Mongolian’s Bird

One day I was flipping through channels and caught a documentary that led me to adore birds. By Altaihunters (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons It was about falconry. A powerful and beautiful Eagle faithfully served a Mongolian, flying out to battle, subdue prey, and return. The Eagle would soar from its… Continue reading The Mongolian’s Bird

Is Honesty Good if it Makes You Miserable?

Environmental issues are downright terrible and fearsome; it’s tempting to live in ignorance. But Science is all about trying to discover the Truth. Embracing morals is potentially overwhelming, but liberating, exalting. Science! Ignorance sure didn’t produce Bill Nye. One should know the truth even if it leads to misery. Reasons first: Often, a false reality… Continue reading Is Honesty Good if it Makes You Miserable?

Feast of the Flowering Moon

Carved by Allen Conrad The Woodbutcher during Feast of the Flowering Moon, 2014. This lovely carving sits in Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, Ohio. Its special origins are at the Feast of the Flowering Moon. In Chillicothe, the end of May is used to celebrate a sweet spirituality, that of gone Native Americans. This is inspired art,… Continue reading Feast of the Flowering Moon

Why It’s Wrong to Leave Pill Bugs in the Desert

I adore these handsome creatures. Look at them! Those seven pairs of legs, roaming in the grass at night. Their sweet little antennae raised up to heaven. And see how some roll up into marbles and one must earn their trust! I adore Pill Bugs/Sowbugs/Woodlice/Roly Polies/Baby Armadillos. Fully. I let them crawl on my hands… Continue reading Why It’s Wrong to Leave Pill Bugs in the Desert