Raw and honest, life is too short to not have a sense of humor about it, but sometimes it does get a little big. I hope you like rollercoasters.

Action Moves People United Banner in Blue

Colors in the Sky

The written version of the spoken word piece that appears on the UNESCO Center for Peace CD, “Action Moves People United“ I looked up into the sun Warm on my face The sky so blue Just like I could dive …

Dad Benton on a Trail Run Stranding on a Rock

Go to the Woods

Through my tears, I strapped on the hiking shoes I wore on our last hike together – untouched since that day – and headed to Seneca Creek State Park, a nook of Mid-Atlantic flora and fauna amid the Maryland suburban …

A Turkey in Black Color on Dried Leaves in the Woods

The Turkey Story

In 2000, I moved to the country, after a lifetime of suburban living. I was excited about the changes to my quality of life that lay before me – no streetlights, no traffic, no neighbors stacked up on neighbors, no …

A Plain White Sheet With a Pen and Coffee

200 Words

200 words are all that separate me from the best opportunity I’ve had in a long time and I’m terrified. What a thin line. But it’s not the words separating me, is it…? It’s 200 words at the end of …