Hello, Sky

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chodron Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I cultivate weather inside my body. “Is it biological? Chemical? Cultural? Hereditary?” My rainmaking is not intentional. It’s torrential: sloshing around in my stomach, collecting in a moat– aimed to isolate or protect something. This … More Hello, Sky

Foraging Ahead

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau I recently wrote about unconventional foraging for Atlas Obscura. It’s amazing how one small pitch quickly turns into an obsession. The more I researched the topic and interviewed naturalists, the less strange … More Foraging Ahead

The Many Fantes

“Los Angeles, give me some of you! Los Angeles come to me the way I came to you, my feet over your streets, you pretty town I loved you so much, you sad flower in the sand, you pretty town.” — John Fante (Ask The Dust) I took this photograph on Spring Street with my … More The Many Fantes

Missing People

The homeless man I pass by everyday is missing. His area is in a new state of disarray and the brick wall is burnt. I am full of sadness. I am regretful that I avoided him recently. I hope that tomorrow, I see him, and that all my worries are laughable, but right now my … More Missing People