The Secret Life of Working

Some days I feel like a blindfolded two-year-old was given a permanent marker and instructed to draw a life map for a random adult in this world. On the wall. Lucky enough, that "random adult" was none other than me. Good job, two-year-old, I'm confused. You win. In normal childcare this would be the point …

An Open Letter on Student Debt

"If you're going to gamble, know that you are gambling. Never roll the dice without being aware that you are holding a pair of dice in your hands. And make certain that you can actually cover your bets (both emotionally and financially)." -Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic To Liz Gilbert (who will probably never read this): …

Here Kitty, Kitty.

Spontaneity. I would call it a fundamental building block in the lives of some people. Certain events snowball, but for those people who are partly (or wholly) fueled by this non-metric element, it's more like a rocket launch. You have an idea. You investigate and/or pursue the idea. Then suddenly you are hundreds of thousands …

Kora of the Ozarks

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -Mark Twain Along the holy pilgrimages in Tibet, known as Koras (སྐོར་ར), you will often see little rock piles that mark the path. Every few feet there …

Into the Void

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." -Robert Frost It's almost been two months, yet it feels like an eternity has passed since I came back to Oklahoma. In such a short time, so much has happened and I have been integrated and reintegrated as though I …