The beautiful complexity of algae

And it was a time of great vulnerability.  But I didn’t know it then. Because at age 20, away at college, and in love with the future, I couldn't yet see anything except through the embedded resilience of youth and the dream that I knew myself well enough to be able to navigate hardship. So … Continue reading The beautiful complexity of algae

“About me”

The site title "Aimless" is a moniker I received from my AP Economics teacher Mr. Rosen at Aptos High School (CA) in front of a class of my peers--who didn't know me except as the shy, new girl whose face turned red when she had to speak—which hit an emotional target that's taken me over … Continue reading “About me”

Sunset on an old self

I’m in my car, sweaty after a day of working hard, surrounded by a bunch of shit like a mobile hoarder (with a windshield that needs to be replaced so bad I’m about to ditch the whole damned circus on the side of the road and do a "Thoughts and Prayers”) and I pull into … Continue reading Sunset on an old self

Forever tuning

pic 1: Me at the Salt Flats in 1991 when Chris and I drove across the country in our move from Maryland back to Davis, California. At this point, Salt Lake City was a foreign land to me— obviously I had no idea I’d eventually live here—but we pulled over and took some pictures because … Continue reading Forever tuning

An interesting species

Steve and I at UC Davis, circa 1989 I’ve been thinking about my college boyfriend Steve so much lately. In August, I reached out to him impulsively—knowing that he probably wouldn’t even get the email; I was drafting his address from my malfunctioning memory— because it felt like what I had to say needed to … Continue reading An interesting species

God/Us

A few years ago, my daughter Livy was surprised when I told her I believed in God. She was 16 (I think) and didn’t know because I don’t tout God or observe religion unless it’s imminently relevant because for me God/source is such a big truth it doesn’t need to be spoken of. Since: of … Continue reading God/Us