I 🖤 Brains

Braaaaaaains. Seriously, though. Love ’em. I think about what kinds of synapses are firing in the brains of other living things. I try to figure out why some people swear by the gardening practice of talking to plants. I’m fascinated by the mind-body-soul relationship. The more I read about brains, the more I feel confident, … Read moreI 🖤 Brains

Explore 💖 Suffering

Depression is hard. Why we still haven’t come to an agreement about this topic as a society, I have no idea. But what I’m really most surprised by?—the way my family’s reacted to my mental illness. Meaning Making 🖤 Reflecting on Feelings It hasn’t been all bad, of course. There’s no such thing as all … Read moreExplore 💖 Suffering

Explore ❓ Resources

Talking about money makes me uncomfortable. 🤢 Listing 🤮 Why Does Money Scare Me? My mom threatens me with taking away financial support if she’s mad, but offers financial support if she’s happy; Since childhood, my mom and aunt have persistently reminded me to be grateful for all the money my mom spends on me, … Read moreExplore ❓ Resources

I 💘 YouTube, Part II

In the interest of further exploring my experience with Fresno Unified, as well as add another dimension to my definition of quitting, I decided to analyze two of my favorite YouTube artists: Quote Response 👫 Prince Ea 🧠 Please note, these are my takeaways; your takeaways will likely be different.But our takeaways have equal value, and I’d love … Read moreI 💘 YouTube, Part II

Workview, Preface; 🤙 Mentor Mind 🤗

I’ve been teaching for five years now: two years at Fresno State (14-15); three years as an adjunct professor in the State Center Community College District (16-18), including Madera College and Fresno City College; two years as an adjunct professor at College of the Sequoias; & less than a year as a high school SPED … Read moreWorkview, Preface; 🤙 Mentor Mind 🤗

Lifeview ☝ Dear Adventurer 🤸‍♀️

Serious talk, though: You become, neurologically, what you think. —Nicholas Carr Poetry is Safer than Home 💌 Dear Adventurer 💟 The darker you go into the night, the more the gaslight matters; observe the lily pads of gold, tip-toeing along the cobblestone: as you cross this threshold, Adventurer, do you notice the gilded courage tingling down … Read moreLifeview ☝ Dear Adventurer 🤸‍♀️

Workview, Preface I 👋 In the Beginning

When waterfalls cascade down slanted rocks—and slant the rocks further with pressure, pressure, Almighty Gravity—do the shifts in the cascading water, (once the rocks slant down too far,) appear any more or less beautiful than the waterfall’s original design? Is this world really more or less beautiful than fifty years, five hundred years, five million … Read moreWorkview, Preface I 👋 In the Beginning

I 💙 Blogs, Part II 🙌

I need to go back. I need to return to the writing. To the beginning. So, cheers, Dear Reader— Here’s to celebrating that all our thoughts really, really matter; Writing Philosophy 🦑 “Every voice bears the weight of its truth.” Here’s to sharing our truths; our observations of the observable; Here’s to blogging. And thanks for reading … Read moreI 💙 Blogs, Part II 🙌

💙 Welcome to My Blogosphere 💙

updated 2 April 18 I always love blogging about what’s happening in my life. Helps me sort 😱💩🤬 out. For instance, I’m writing 300 to 1000 words a day in a science fiction novella mss, and that’s exciting. What’s even more exciting is thinking about the year 2030, which is precisely where my mind travels after … Read more💙 Welcome to My Blogosphere 💙