Chronography

1979 - Born at St. Joe’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan

1981 - Was read The Song of Hiawatha by Grandpa Zepeda, sister was born

1982 - Attended St. Joe’s preschool, learned the alphabet, diverse classroom

1985 - Attended Thurston Elementary School, parents divorced, traveled to Hawaii

1987 - Mother remarried, moved to Governors Island, NY, dancing lessons, read Pride and Prejudice, wrote first poem

1989 - Moved to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, enrolled in Pleasant Valley Middle School, danced, ran track, skied, socialized, traveled to Canada in exchange program

1993 - 1997 Attended PV High School, played field hockey, tennis, wrote for the school paper, interned at Women’s Resources, worked for an ice cream shop, co-captain of first women’s tennis team, assembled an anthology of poetry called Candles of Hope, summers in Ann Arbor

1997 - 2001 Scholarship to attend The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, worked in father’s financial planning office, studied with Ken Mikolowski, recorded VERSE, studied in Munich, read WSB, Foucault, Kerouac, worked at New York Cafe, Vocatus Marketing, traveled to Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan, Strasburg, Tubingen, Berlin, Nijmegan, Nimes, Bordeaux, Barcelona, began teaching in Detroit

2001 - Graduated, BA in Creative Writing & German, traveled to Colorado, Mexico

2001 - 2002 Writer in Residence, Southwestern High School

2002 - 2003 Dowd Marketing

2003 - 2004 Returned to Ann Arbor to study with Anne Carson, ran in earnest, published first short story ‘Wings’

2004 - 2005 Studied with Bhanu Kapil, Eleni Sikelianos, Reed Bye in Boulder, started The Diaries on Blogger, ran first 10k in 55:00 minutes, traveled to Abiquiu, New Mexico to see The Ghost Ranch, O’Keeffe’s house, Santa Fe to see The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, studied Yoga, pranayama, traveled to Portland, began 500 Postcards Project with The Alternative Press

2006 - 2007 Scholarship to return to U of M, MAC Program

2007 - 2010 East Stroudsburg University, Certificate to Teach Secondary English Education, began The PR, a literary magazine, published The Birthday Sonnets, visits to New York

2010 - 2011 Master of Fine Arts, Naropa University, Boulder, published The Twitstat Project with Chris Weige, traveled to Costa Rica

2011 - Adjunct Professor for Northampton Community College, Bethlehem

2012 - Boy Energy

2013 - The Baby Book

2014 - GABE

2015 - 2016 The Land of Great Water

"

I tried to discover,

in the rumor of forests and waves,

words that other men could not hear,

and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation

of their harmony.

"

— Gustave Flaubert  (via afroui)

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aubreylstallard:

Gaston de Latenay, Nausikaa illustration, 1899

aubreylstallard:

Gaston de Latenay, Nausikaa illustration, 1899

(Source: 50watts.com)

aubreylstallard:

Jackie Gendel, Between the Acts, 2011

aubreylstallard:

Jackie Gendel, Between the Acts, 2011

foodffs:

Vegan Baileys Ice Cream

Really nice recipes. Every hour.
fuckyeahmoleskines:

One of my favourite way to practice drawing, LINES!!! hahaha not only it trains your hand to be steady, but also help to clear your mind from stress (which I got from today’s statistic exam) You should try it too :D
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fuckyeahmoleskines:

One of my favourite way to practice drawing, LINES!!! hahaha not only it trains your hand to be steady, but also help to clear your mind from stress (which I got from today’s statistic exam) You should try it too :D

follow me at      taufk.tumblr.com    :D

lesthetiquedelinventaire:

STILL LIFE by Mark Peckmezian for Holiday N°373 

lesthetiquedelinventaire:

STILL LIFE by Mark Peckmezian for Holiday N°373 

(via jacony)

parkstepp:

Great place to be

Allow what wants to happen, to happen. Allow what is right, to be, and to expand.

Don’t fight against your own authentic nature. Embrace the unique beauty of the gifts you have to give.

Live with joy and positive purpose in the moment, whatever it may bring. Do what you know is right, what you know is best, and what you know is true.

Life is more magnificent than you can ever imagine. Go ahead and imagine anyway, from the perspective of what you love and value the most, and bring what you imagine to life.

Look at every little morsel of existence with profound gratitude and ecstatic appreciation. Commit yourself, again and again, to living a life worthy of all the abundance that’s available to you.

With each dawning day, dive gleefully into that abundance, eager to create new value and meaning as you journey through it all. Remember that where you are is a great place to be, so give the greatness a faithful life from which to brightly shine.

— Ralph Marston
From my partner @marseelee

parkstepp:

Great place to be

Allow what wants to happen, to happen. Allow what is right, to be, and to expand.

Don’t fight against your own authentic nature. Embrace the unique beauty of the gifts you have to give.

Live with joy and positive purpose in the moment, whatever it may bring. Do what you know is right, what you know is best, and what you know is true.

Life is more magnificent than you can ever imagine. Go ahead and imagine anyway, from the perspective of what you love and value the most, and bring what you imagine to life.

Look at every little morsel of existence with profound gratitude and ecstatic appreciation. Commit yourself, again and again, to living a life worthy of all the abundance that’s available to you.

With each dawning day, dive gleefully into that abundance, eager to create new value and meaning as you journey through it all. Remember that where you are is a great place to be, so give the greatness a faithful life from which to brightly shine.

— Ralph Marston
From my partner @marseelee

robyn-mizrach:

Gala & Dali - 1951.

robyn-mizrach:

Gala & Dali - 1951.

(Source: vintagemarlene, via lovemusicwine)

mentalalchemy:

Your third eye acts as a way to see into the non-physical reality that we are apart of and co-exist alongside of. Humans are points of consciousness, manifested into physical dimensions. All that we do, feel, think, dream of, envision, act on, etc. have ripples of energy attached. It’s up to you, how you use this knowledge. Om

(via pyrrhic-victoria)

amybirdpaintings:

Mandala - Acrylic on canvas

amybirdpaintings:

Mandala - Acrylic on canvas

(via venuschild)

definitelydope:

Outstretched (by Quillick)

wakeuphealthy:

Mango and Cashew Smoothie
Serves 2
- 1 mango
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups of spinach
- 1/2 a cup of cashew nuts
- 2 cups of almond milk, coconut water or water
- 1 lime
Optional: a tablespoon of chia seeds
http://deliciouslyella.com/mango-and-cashew-smoothie/

wakeuphealthy:

Mango and Cashew Smoothie

Serves 2

- 1 mango

- 2 ripe bananas

- 2 cups of spinach

- 1/2 a cup of cashew nuts

- 2 cups of almond milk, coconut water or water

- 1 lime

Optional: a tablespoon of chia seeds

http://deliciouslyella.com/mango-and-cashew-smoothie/

(via thoughtfully-thinking)

(Source: ewjogging, via forest--taurus)