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Book Cover (Cradling Monsoons)Your inner ear has fully formed.
You can hear now. I’ve heard
of mothers playing their unborn babies
Bach and Mozart because classical music
makes the brain’s spatial connections
arc towards one another like the fingertips

Preeti Kaur, Her Mother, and Brothers and SistersPreeti Kaur, her mother, her brothers (one wearing a patka) and sister.

Jason Russell of Invisible Children

As a social media nerd and a nonprofit worker with a heart for Africa, the past month has been fascinating. In that time we have witnessed the rise of the “KONY 2012” campaign and the fall of the mastermind behind it, Jason Russell.

Bagong Pag-asaKids are now able to go to school because of available transportation. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Funds for Little Kids)

IMG_0928Dawn at 1189 Bedford Ave in Brooklyn, New York

I work and live in Olympia, Washington and love my city. I decided to take a walk on my lunch break and took my camera along.

POE

Phone Booth Tag

Construction Glass

Acknowledging a spiritual dimension may have more positive effects on physical and mental health than most people realize.

Contemplating“Contemplation” (photo: Kasia/Flickr cc by-nc-sa 2.0)

Splashing water onto tombShia mourners splash water onto a tomb during a traditional burial ritual in Bahrain. (phoot: Al Jazeera English)

With the unseasonably mild winter, a poem reflecting on how our inner and outer lives take shape in unpredictable ways.

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