life Archive

  • So, what was the first thing I did?  Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

    My dreams unveiled: Robotics, FBI and NOAA Corps

    So, what was the first thing I did? Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

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  • This poem is about my life-transforming week-long kayaking trip in the North Channel with some Calvin College students for Wilderness Orientation. I wrote it while atop a cliff where we went rock climbing.

    Unfearing

    This poem is about my life-transforming week-long kayaking trip in the North Channel with some Calvin College students for Wilderness Orientation. I wrote it while atop a cliff where we went rock climbing.

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  • She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

    The City of the Living Dead

    She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

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  • It starts up high in the vaporized waters, where the cosmos pauses as it passes through a heavy magnetic field....

    It is what it is….

    It starts up high in the vaporized waters, where the cosmos pauses as it passes through a heavy magnetic field....

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  • Rain is their guide to the hidden, their road to the unknown, their fuel, and their power.  Rain is a life form that surrounds them in the mist of the vivid tempest, wrapped in lightning, in this dark but refreshing wet air.

    I like this dark but refreshing wet air

    Rain is their guide to the hidden, their road to the unknown, their fuel, and their power. Rain is a life form that surrounds them in the mist of the vivid tempest, wrapped in lightning, in this dark but refreshing wet air.

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  • What lies ahead is unknown. Sometimes, one can only embark into a new adventure hoping to find compassion in those that drive through the long road. One can only hope to find ahead the one thing that means the most....

    What lies ahead

    What lies ahead is unknown. Sometimes, one can only embark into a new adventure hoping to find compassion in those that drive through the long road. One can only hope to find ahead the one thing that means the most....

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  • Dwelling over a first, great, true love.

    Read This At My Funeral If I Die Tonight

    Dwelling over a first, great, true love.

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  • Although we sometimes get lost in our problems, we must not forget what we all are truly after: peace. Written for a friend while visiting her at Hope Network (a rehab hospital).

    Of All Those Things

    Although we sometimes get lost in our problems, we must not forget what we all are truly after: peace. Written for a friend while visiting her at Hope Network (a rehab hospital).

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  • Like that first kiss, or first time, or great moment together with someone especial -- aren't those the moments that make you feel like you're home? However, if a home is but an intermittent collection of special moments, then my idealistic beliefs of a home are not realistic. Perhaps a home is abstract enough to be eluded by definitions.

    Home Wonders

    Like that first kiss, or first time, or great moment together with someone especial -- aren't those the moments that make you feel like you're home? However, if a home is but an intermittent collection of special moments, then my idealistic beliefs of a home are not realistic. Perhaps a home is abstract enough to be eluded by definitions.

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  • Viviendo en la aungustia de un amor no correspondido (living in anguish due to a non-reciprocating love).

    Yace La Enamorada Vida

    Viviendo en la aungustia de un amor no correspondido (living in anguish due to a non-reciprocating love).

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