#Six Word Story – Chemical Runoff

Fashion Chemical Runoff’s Swirls of Darkness  In response to: FOWC with Fandango: Chemical Kirstwrites Six Word Story: Darkness Photos from: Bonitalavi article

VJWC: The Dormant Volcano

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. ” – Alice Waters “I wish I was a dormant volcano because I get to hibernate for a long time.” My sister expressed a wish a long while ago. When someone rubs…

Asking For It

Originally posted on Heartstring Eulogies:
“Before you point that accusatory finger in my direction, remember this: I never asked for it.” The sun is setting and I feel the cold seeping into my bones. I feel the life bleeding out of my feet, leeching into the ground. And I stand here, breathing smoke into the…

Tickled Pink from Poppy’s Hair

“Mommy! Look, mommy! She’s got Poppy’s hair!!!” A little girl is yelling at her mom pointing excitedly at me. Surprised, I’m looking around me because I surely don’t have pink hair, but then I look down at my work vest. On my name badge I decorated it with some hot pink faux feathers that I…

Temple Cleanup

Dream: Volunteer Director, Amelia, from the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center expressed her appreciation as I participated in the annual city’s clean up day. I was assigned to a local Theravada Buddhist temple who needed help cleaning up some rooms. I told her that I’ll do my best. She gave me a tender look, “I expect nothing less…

Summer 2018 Volunteer Experiences

This summer I volunteered at the Catholic Worker House in San Antonio with Texas A&M University San Antonio’s Catholic Student Association (TAMUSA CSA). I first heard about the Catholic Worker Houses when I read a book about Dorothy Day in the summer of 2009. I wanted to learn more about various aspects of Catholic traditions…