“Finally, We Eat, and Our Children Play”: Reflections on a Visit to Cuba

Cuando me veo y toco yo, Juan sin Nada no más ayer, y hoy Juan con Todo, y hoy con todo, vuelvo los ojos, miro, me veo y toco y me pregunto cómo ha podido ser. - de "Tengo", Nicolas Guillen Tengo. I first fell in love with Cuba over the poem "Tengo" by Nicolas… Continue reading “Finally, We Eat, and Our Children Play”: Reflections on a Visit to Cuba

25 Thoughts and Musings from the 25th Year

1. I always have a song that I use to focus on my year and the things I want to do. This past year it was "Live Like That" by the Sidewalk Prophets. Whenever things got a bit crazy--as they often do--I focused on the words of the chorus, which helped me through the year… Continue reading 25 Thoughts and Musings from the 25th Year

The Science of Movement

"To truly understand yourself, your purpose and those around you, you must keep moving. You must move at least five times; five times to open your heart and dip your toes into something new, fresh and life changing." I have almost begun the single digit countdown to my next big move: Cambridge, England for (at… Continue reading The Science of Movement

Easing into a New Life

AND SO WITH THE SUNSHINE AND THE GREAT BURSTS OF LEAVES GROWING ON THE TREES...I HAD THAT FAMILIAR CONVICTION THAT LIFE WAS BEGINNING OVER AGAIN WITH THE SUMMER. -F. SCOTT FITZGERALD When I flew into the Indianapolis airport, I was astounded to see the expanses of brown, dead earth that had creeped upon the usually… Continue reading Easing into a New Life

When a Piece Reads You

It has now officially been over a year since I graduated. May 26, 2011 seems like a lifetime ago on some days, and on other days I can remember distinctly the way the sun felt on me as I posed for millions of photos as if it were yesterday. For the majority of the past year… Continue reading When a Piece Reads You