A-to-Z Challenge: Justice

Hello everyone! Lady Justice wants to say hello as well. This morning I read an article from opendemocracy.net : Six boys, one cop, and the road to restorative justice I’ve been meaning to explore a concept that caught my attention a few years ago. My former ethics professor once told us there was a Fulbright…

A-to-Z Challenge: Becoming

“My hope is that this book will inspire everyone to tap into their own journeys of becoming and to share those stories with one another.” Michelle Obama Who will you become? I recently finished Michelle Obama’s fascinating book, “Becoming”, for our alumni book club. The Washington Post does a good job covering key scenes in…

#Book Review: Spare Parts

Spoiler Alert! I have written some thoughts that will definitely give away the plot. This review also covers some controversial topics. “This is an exploration mission. Exploration means discovery of the new – and unexpected. This competition will push your imagination and technical skills. Enter the event with the spirit of men and women explorers who have set out into…

#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…