Regenerative Iowa Ciy, Part Two: Policy and Education

In May 2015 I wrote a proposal as a final project for a class called Literature of the Anthropocene. My proposal was in regards in turning Iowa City into a regenerative city. While I hope we as a city take the initiatives needed to make this a reality, I’m going to be posting my longContinue reading “Regenerative Iowa Ciy, Part Two: Policy and Education”

Regenerative Iowa City, Part One: The Anthropocene vs. Nature

In May 2015 I wrote a proposal as a final project for a class called Literature of the Anthropocene. My proposal was in regards in turning Iowa City into a regenerative city. While I hope we as a city take the initiatives needed to make this a reality, I’m going to be posting my longContinue reading “Regenerative Iowa City, Part One: The Anthropocene vs. Nature”

An Overview of a Victim Turned Courageous (She Hopes, She Tries, She Can)

This is an overview/reflection paper I wrote at the conclusion of my Theatre Movement class. This class has changed my life in more ways than one, and I wanted to share a snippet of that journey here online. *** The semester commenced in its usual, creeping, quiet way for me. Beginning another set of classesContinue reading “An Overview of a Victim Turned Courageous (She Hopes, She Tries, She Can)”

Deterioration of the Mind to the Animal in You (Me)

It’s climbing over mountains, passing through them, weaving, rooted structures very much a part of the solid ground you walk on, you live on, you breathe on. You are running, pumping your legs, it doesn’t have to be in a rhythm, it just matters that you run. Run, continuously, over and over again, as fastContinue reading “Deterioration of the Mind to the Animal in You (Me)”

A Reflection on Writing and Submitting

I submitted a short story to the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction because I’m crazy and of course I didn’t expect to get in, but I wanted to see what they said upon my submitting one of my stories. Apparently I had “some good writing,” but it “didn’t quit win [the editor] over.” Hmm. I’m stillContinue reading “A Reflection on Writing and Submitting”

Value, in its own right.

I believe, as well as many others, that society puts certain things in place in order to shape what we value, creating a certain system of values. Institutions like corporations, churches, schools, and other workplaces push this system onto us in order to mold us into something that fits rather than an entity that explores. We areContinue reading “Value, in its own right.”

Introspection After Abandonment

It’s been quite a bit since I’ve updated here – my apologies. Last semester proved more challenging than I thought it would be, and not just in the academic way. I was stretched to my thinnest strand emotionally as I dove back into severe anxiety and depression. Despite all of this, I sought out therapyContinue reading “Introspection After Abandonment”

Tick Tock, a musing on the speed of life

Give me time to slow down, to take it all in, to catch up. It moves too swiftly for anything to be sweet. Say what you must, but because I don’t have the time it zips past me without a second thought. If there could just be a simple halt, my body would relax; myContinue reading “Tick Tock, a musing on the speed of life”

On Love and Energy

Love is one of the most altering, significant forces on Earth (and beyond, I hope). It can take you to further heights or plummets than most any other emotion, and most everything else you feel links into the feeling of love and none of them can shake it. Love leaves me trembling with fear andContinue reading “On Love and Energy”