To witness a person get lost in the art of creation is to witness the brilliance of the God they hold within
Sitting with all the other adults on the sideline of Salmon Street Fountain amidst Portland’s heatwave, I watched the kids cooling off, playing, and finding delight in the water. I wanted so badly to run in and take off the heat and dirt of the last days’ drive, but I couldn’t stop worrying what others … More that goddamn fountain.
I wait so often to do things, thinking there will be a more opportune time. When things aren’t so busy, when I’m in a better mood, when I’m not so tired, when I’m not so sober. I wait and wait for the perfect time to hear that inner perfection sing her words to me. To … More escribir ahora. vivir ahora.
cru-sad-er: n: 1. a person who campaigns vigorously for political, social, or religious change or movement. synonyms: campaigner, fighter, champion, advocate. The week of Oct 5-11 was recognized as Mental Health Awareness week. It was also the week I was moved by an act of courage.. And when and where courage presents itself, inspiration and empowerment … More Encourage Courage. Encourage Crusaders.
Writing has always come easy to me. Sharing my writing was a little harder. Performing my writing, with a life long inhibitor of stage fright, harder still. And to actually post a video, for more than just my immediate family and friends to see has taken every ounce of my strength to jump over the … More “Everybody thinks of changing the world, no one thinks of changing himself” – Tolstoy
Before I continue writing about my time at the Franciscan Outreach shelter and of those struggling with homelessness, I think I should be honest and say that I haven’t always seen the homeless with such empathetic eyes. I’ve walked passed. I’ve rolled my windows up on the exit ramp. I’ve lied about not having any … More Hours 4-8: Breakfast at Sally’s; Dinner at Fran’s