Breadcrumbs: Rubric.

The sap is beginning to rise out here in the Chihuahua desert, there’s actual warmth in the air and my basement dungeon of an apartment is beginning to thaw out.  That has nothing to do with the rest of this piece, I just think it’s nice to feel my toesies again.  (If I haven’t mentioned it before,…

Breadcrumbs: Grind

Hustle, grind, embrace the suck, making your bones.  Learning how to put in the work has been one of the most beneficial practices I’ve learned yet, (though by no means perfected).  Hard work on its own is no guarantee.  Look at the lives of just about any artist, musician, or writer.  Chances are, there were…

Breadcrumbs: Crop-Cycling/2018 Project Rubric

Crop-cycling is a practice that allows farmers to keep their land healthy.  Growing the same crop in the same field over and over again tends to deplete the nutrients in the ground, resulting in poorer and poorer produce.  By changing the kinds of crops grown in a field, farmers are able to optimize the land…

Letter to 2018

2018, I have big plans for you.  I hope you’re ready for me.  2017 taught me a lot more than I bargained for.  I feel like I was caught off guard a few times, and as frustrating as that can be, I did learn a lot.  That being said, I would appreciate it if you…

A Special Thank-You

Fair warning, a lot of feelings and emotions are discussed, this is a very personal essay, so if you just don’t need that in your life, sit this one out. I try to keep a running list of all the people I have to thank for my motivation to create and express.  Without these people,…