Living

My family is not my own My ancestry is not one to be carried with pride Land, I have none I see nothing but one But am constantly reminded of the many Take what you wish my brothers and sisters For this world is not one of my creation My greed will not cage you…

Nothingness

I love the feeling I get when my fingers stroke your keys I love the sounds that you make in the soft winters’ breeze Sing for me my darling and I will play for you A melody so soft and sweet to match your vibrant hue Together we will whirl and swirl into morning hours…

The Real Mountain Dew

When we hear the words mountain and dew together, the first image that comes to us moderners’ minds is usually the vibrant yellow-green beverage that is our dentist’s worst nightmare. As anything else, there is a history to where the phrase came from. As I have been spending my days wondering the Kentucky Appalachian hills,…

Wendell Berry

“What if, in the high, restful sanctuary That keeps the memory of Paradise, We’re followed by the drone of history And greed’s poisonous fumes still burn our eyes? Disharmony calls us to our work. From Heavenly work of light and wind and leaf We must turn back into the peopled dark Of our unraveling century,…

Love thy Tree

Trees are awesome. I could just stop there, but seeing as how this is a blog, I will elaborate. Of all the different things I watch in this world, tress are by far one of my favorites. There are just so many different kinds of them, they can grow in such interesting locations, they live…

Homeless and Healthy?

When I started my bike trip down the states from Detroit, MI, I didn’t really have too many plans. As usual for events in my life, I just had the plan to do something and left the details to sort out along the way. I had $100 that kept me eating healthy through Michigan and…

Trash Mouth

Ever since I was a little kid and started spewing out sentences, my mom has taught me not to have a “trash mouth”, “potty mouth”, “dirty mouth”, “sailor mouth”, “would you kiss your mother with that mouth” kind of mouth. As children, we are taught the “essentials” like to have good manners, not talk to…

What Should I Eat??? I Already Know…

It can be very confusing to choose when it comes to grocery shopping. Organic or not-organic; cheaper or more expensive; glass or plastic; local or from another country…and the list goes on and on. We consumers constantly find ourselves in an internal battle and sometimes way too heated debate with our own psyche over what…

Come Together

Biking around Cleveland, Ohio, USA these past few days, I have been noticing how separated nature seems to be from most city-dwellers lives. Yes, you see the occasional tree-lined street, the random parks that have surprisingly few week-day visitors, and the water lining the coast-ways, seemingly abandoned except at sunsets. Are we working too much…

Honey, you’re Good to Me

Honey is one of those luxury items we have been collecting, well since probably the earliest days of man. Nature has been amazingly kind to humans over the years and has showered us with delicious tasting foods and delicacies of all sorts. Us humans being the meddling sort that we are, try to reproduce nature’s…