Category: Survival


“Sleep.” Does the title of this post sound like a command to you? If so, that’s probably because it’s exactly what you want to be doing right now. Sleep–the word is so simple, the act so natural…yet, most of us don’t get nearly enough… Continue Reading “Sleep”


As the above-quoted poem describes, the work of water is to cleanse the earth–and the people living on it. Next to breathing, our body’s most constant need is to stay hydrated. And both are needed for similar reasons. Why water? Drinking water and breathing… Continue Reading “Water”


“Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage; minds innocent and quiet take that for an hermitage.” – Richard Lovelace Welcome to the Quarantine Quarters. There’s plenty to do here. This was not the next subject I planned on writing… Continue Reading “Quarantine”

Class One: Survival

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau We all want to lead lives of purpose and fulfillment. Yet, most people’s lives more closely resemble what Thoreau described. I have noticed that “quiet desperation” lurking inside me at many… Continue Reading “Class One: Survival”


“You are not thrown to the winds, you gather certainly and safely around yourself.” – Walt Whitman Breathing. It’s something everyone does, and to stop doing it is the quickest way to die. Yet, herein lies one of the greatest ironies of modern life:… Continue Reading “Breathing”