The reflection of moonlight before dawn illuminated the iridescent outlines of freshly formed dew drops in the brush. With great care, we followed our father’s footsteps through the tall grasses. The ambient frequencies of toads were amplified only by the crisp springtime air. As we entered the fringe of the towering oak trees, the canopy […]Read more "Within the Oak Forest"
Wind the clocks, flip the hourglass, I’m back with a late-night snack. My first real job after college landed me behind the phones selling new websites to old plumbers. My moderate success in sales only developed after moving beyond the fear of rejection. A good organization will push its employees beyond their comfort zone to […]Read more "Value Your Time – Dream Bigger"
“The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me” is an album released in 2006. Band name: Brand New. My age: 14. My emotional crutch: This album. Fast Forward to Today I begin most days with several minutes in the shower reflecting upon a recent dream or recent social gatherings or recent readings. Today the […]Read more "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me"
Dear Jackie, Please update your social profiles so that I can find you and we can chat — your Wister quote is one that I had written down in my journal after spending a summer in Wyoming. This essay addresses many points that have been revolving in my mind. LAND VS. CIVILIZATION: IS IT WAR? […]Read more "Guest Post LAND VS. CIVILIZATION: IS IT WAR? BY JACKIE FLETCHER"
–Sharp Eye Sherlock– Logic in the words we say and ideas we express is taken for granted but when studied and examined, logic is not nearly as intuitive as it should seem. Both inductive and deductive reasoning are present in all of our thoughts whether we realize it or not. Now that I realize […]Read more "A Course Reflection – Philosophical Reasoning"
As an environmental studies major, environmental journalism was a required course. I think my professor would agree that journalism in many ways cannot be taught, but certainly can be edited. I did not excel in the course, but I managed to impress him with my final report. Enjoy a bit of conservation journalism below. [GEOL […]Read more "With a keen eye — sometimes — good news appears.."
But seriously.. I grew up in a small town that thrived on oil. I saw both sides of the need for safe drilling. I was raised to love the wilderness, not only for hunting, but also for the kinship it offers to all. Yet, that sense of community seemed lacking in our small town. Oil […]Read more "And Flint Still Doesn’t Have Water Right?"