maize

Biologically, there is a difference between maize and corn.  There is are different purposes for each crop, but ultimately corn is a more recent descendant–and loved by so many.  Meanwhile, maize and even more traditional corns have been forgotten.  In visiting my cousin’s white corn field in Western New York a few months back (grown…

Braver Places (Memorial Day)

There are the times when someone makes a choice that lends to new places and responsibilities.  There is that persistent a sense of dread and excitement  that illicit itself all throughout the body, simultaneously.   Recently, I’ve been reserved to the idea of how change might work on my body, mind, and soul, but then…

The Unlived Life is not Worth Examining

That past is unwavering, it’s done. Regardless of who tells the story, the past is settled and stilled much like the seasons of leaves that have now become the very soil, our natal bedding, below our feet. And while offering recognition to the people and events that brought us to where we are now becomes…