essays

Sickness

Note: this post is envisioned as a sequel to "Health," written at the start of the pandemic and viewable here Although I had initially been resistant to so doing, in August of this year I chose to get vaccinated. As was expected, the first twenty-four hours following this decision were riddled with chills, fever, and… Continue reading Sickness

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Trapped at stage orange: spiral dynamics and the fate of Atlantis

Over this past week, I was tested four separate times for Covid. The first test, an at-home test, occurred because I was feeling ill and work at a school; the second test occurred because the first test's results would not return for nearly a week, and the school’s principal wanted me to resume teaching. Finally,… Continue reading Trapped at stage orange: spiral dynamics and the fate of Atlantis

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Dragged through the tunnel blind: Coronavirus and a rejoinder with faith

Returning to “normal” in New Mexico has been like awakening from a long-held dream: the masks come off, revealing faces I had never before glimpsed; tactility and motion reemerge, acquainting me with senses I had forgotten. Prior to this dream, there was a dream in which I seemed to be an entirely different person; between… Continue reading Dragged through the tunnel blind: Coronavirus and a rejoinder with faith

poetry

Atonement for negative karma

I recognize that my actions have harmed others in the past. Through selfishness, I have created and amplified traumas, Some of which may live on to this day. These will need to be healed through time, Some of them perhaps living on to future generations. For my part, I recognize that my own harmful actions… Continue reading Atonement for negative karma