Just bobbin..

I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know where I'm going. I find myself diving into the Pacific more and more each day, because it's the one place where my mind stills. But on this day, after catching a few waves, I decided to just swim west... So I swam, and I swam, and…

Training Objectives

It started in early recovery--a group of friends with a common goal to cut weight and get in better shape chose to hike Cowles Mountain regularly. In the beginning we all walked, and my being much younger, not to mention restless, wanted to walk faster. I started hiking ahead and going to the top by…

Silhouette on the Horizon

I'm bobbing up and down in the water, contrasted by a surreal pink sky glow--just a silhouette on a vast horizon. Just me, a pair of fins, and a sky on fire. How many days of my life have I spent bobbing up in down catching waves for hours on end? I guess it's irrelevant.…

Life by Braille

What I think is going to happen, vs what is actually happening are two very different things, and the most peaceful thing about that is I don't have control over 90% of the outcomes. In fact, most of the time I imagine these grandiose outcomes and end up disappointed when they do not come to…

White Chalk

I parked somewhere near white chalk in Ocean Beach. The text message said, "Meet me at the pier at 3:30." I don't know where I was coming from, but I knew where I was headed. White chalk. I arrived at the pier, at my feet was an arrow in white chalk. I followed it. A…

A Composition

Hey, it's another night in my nonprofit class, but this time I'm more engaged, despite my writing this now. I made it over an hour, and was actively participating! After a while though, the constant barrage of student questions at the panel began to feel rote and forced, and I turned to my handy pen…