• Broken windows

    As human beings we are inherently flawed and broken. We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions. We pray time and again for forgiveness for our sins, only to continually commit the same ones. We see the world reflected back at us through a distortion mirror, as the image is marred by […]

  • Treat Others As They Would Like To Be Treated

    One of the first things we are taught as children is to, “treat others as you would like to be treated,” and to “do to others as you would have done to you.” That is good advice for children, because it is the easiest way for them to understand how to act before they can […]

  • Finally…normal people

    In the midst of the sand storm, I struggled to adjust my facemask and goggles in a futile effort to keep out the dust. The scene was Black Rock City, a temporary dwelling in the heart of the Black Rock Desert that’s completely uninhabited 98% of the year. During the last week in August, sixty […]

  • Count to Three and Jump!

    As you approach the ledge, your heart quickens it’s beat, threatening to jump out of your chest at any moment. Your vision, hearing, and perception all sharpen simultaneously, and suddenly, it’s as if the world has switched from standard definition to HD. As you step closer, ultimately approaching the ledge, you look down into the […]

  • What’s in your Blind Spot?

    When I first learned to drive, one of the hardest things to comprehend was the concept of blind spots; the idea that a car could be right next to me but that I couldn’t see it. For most of us, when we are teenagers, it is difficult to pay attention to things that are not […]