September 01, 2018
Perseus is my personal Godot. Like Samuel Beckett’s famously absent play character, the Greek hero Perseus—slayer of dragons—has never shown up despite my waiting. Annually I look to the August sky, anticipating the meteor shower named after the constellation that bears his name. Always, the meteor shower peaks in the middle of the night. Always, my good intentions need sleep by then.
Same thoughts every August.… READ MORE
August 12, 2018
I was blissfully following the shoreline trail on one of the smaller Galápagos Islands, feeling at peace and happy to be off the boat; I am prone to seasickness which is a merciless feeling so I was looking forward to several hours of being grounded. Disconnected from technology and the world for a couple of weeks, my brain was finally without that insatiable churn that always seems to want to plan “what’s next”. I had… READ MORE
August 04, 2018
Time is apparently a liquid, like water, lava, traffic and emotions. So much is fluid in this world that all of life seems to follow the habits of water to some degree. When water is a primary basis of life, why should that surprise me? Maybe it’s so obvious that it’s sometimes difficult to notice, like it’s difficult to notice air until there suddenly isn’t enough to breathe.
Every summer when the… READ MORE