The Lost and the Insane

The dry climate in the Southwest makes the world look different. Mountains appear to fade into the blue sky from a distance, only showing their true reds, browns, and oranges upon much closer inspection. The rocky faces jut out of the flat land like a fist pumping into the air; a sudden motion, unexpected to the untrained eye. The foliage of the east coast has … Continue reading The Lost and the Insane

Drive On

In the south, even the oldest, greyed out, decaying pavement has a mirage like shimmer in the distance. The heat waves bouncing off of the blacktop, like a picturesque, poorly placed lake. Like camels in a desert, we follow the shine in hopes of quenching our thirst. Drive on, drive on, drive on, the grass is greener on the other side. Like the non-existent pool … Continue reading Drive On

The Illusion of Time

As children, a day seems like a year, yet as adults, a year rushes by in what seems like a single day. Have you ever wondered why this phenomenon occurs? I find myself contemplating it more and more lately, perhaps another symptom of that ever-present quarter life crisis. To answer the question that so many have asked – “Where has all the time gone?” – … Continue reading The Illusion of Time

Spring Reconstruction

When the snow melts and the sun shines down on a newly green grass, the world wakes up. Our hibernating spirits shed our winter fur and we are ready for new beginnings. From St. Brigid’s day in February to the Songkran Water Festival in April, spring is celebrated with welcoming cheer around the world. Along with the changing of the season, people often promise a … Continue reading Spring Reconstruction

A Reflection on an Overworked America

Today, January 31st, is National Plan for a Vacation Day, started by Project: Time Off. The idea is to sit down, review your vacation benefits, and plan your full year of vacation days. By allowing the time to take an account of the full year ahead, it is less likely that days will be forfeited at year’s end. Currently, an alarming 55% of Americans leave at … Continue reading A Reflection on an Overworked America