26 Lessons in My 26th Year
China / My Two Cents

26 Lessons in My 26th Year

The age of 25 was packed with many painful goodbyes and thankful hellos, old friends and new. Days in 2013 were beyond difficult with 2014 thankfully being the exact opposite. Since landing Stateside it’s been so zen-so restorative. It’s like the year of Sabbath. Here are my 26 lessons from my 26th year: “suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; … Continue reading

Perhaps
China / My Two Cents

Perhaps

Reading Walden in a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf across from a giant shopping mall and drinking a fantastically hot pomegranate latte last week, I came across the word “perhaps“. (The quote was: “But perhaps a man is not required to bury himself.”)  Nice word!–especially when you’re constantly surrounded by a whole lot of maybes. … Continue reading

25
My Two Cents

25

Tomorrow I turn 25. Being on the other side of the world, the turnage will happen 12 hours sooner than previous Birthdays. This year I smuggled U.S. organic compost into Tijuana and SC peaches into California,  fell in love with farm life, made some lifelong friends, said ‘Goodbye’ on an almost monthly basis (Goodbyes don’t get easier), and moved … Continue reading

A Gathering of Permaculture
Life & Faith / My Two Cents

A Gathering of Permaculture

Permaculture is the idea that nothing’s waste. The label came about in 1970 when research was done on a group of Australians who lived sustainably in one place.  Permaculture’s therefore a design system for sustainable human habitats where “waste” is a verb, not a noun. Everything’s recycled.   It’s examining the natural workings and rhythms of the … Continue reading

My Two Cents

24

Tomorrow I turn 24. This year I learned how to rest, hit a cop car with a school bus, married off two of my best friends, purchased no clothing, got to work with some compassionate students and nonprofs, had to experience family passing away for the first time ever, and spontaneously blogged. It didn’t feel like it at times, … Continue reading