Suburban Journal: The Dead Bird

We had just arrived home from Oklahoma after visiting my parents for the weekend. As we got ready for the new work week, my thoughts went back to the visit and seeing my grandma for what might have been the last time. She was living in the nursing home near my parents’ house, was 90 […]

Wind Memories

Before I moved here, I never really noticed the wind. When I was younger and living in Oklahoma, I only noticed the wind on cold days; most of the time it seemed calm in my memory. But here in the Fort Worth subdivision, the wind blows constantly. Whether warm or cold, I notice the wind […]

Dream Bigger

On clear and kind days, I would often go for a walk into the forest sanctuary near my house. Submerging myself in a world that is both filled with unimaginable beauty and wonder and fraught with a hint of danger. The only way to experience this world is to fully immerse yourself, listening out for […]

An Encounter with a Falcon

The morning was grey; black rain clouds were fast approaching as my wife and I were putting our two toddlers in the back seat of our SUV. As I guided my son Ivan to his car seat, I looked to the west to see the black clouds, the north wind blowing hard with a hint […]