Self-Evaluation

I feel that my strongest entry was “Flowing Creek”. Though I don’t dwell on the technicalities of how I came to get to the spot, I still focus on a part of nature that captures my attention and expand on it. I also feel that I capture a vivid image in the readers mind of…

Final Hike

As Elise and I near the highway exit that leads us to the Chavez Trail I begin to feel the nostalgia that the trail exerts. We have ventured to this spot and have experienced it alternate from vibrant and green to naked and bitter. This will probably be our last time hiking the trail before…

Phoneless

On Saturday Elise and I were planning to visit our spot. As we got geared up in our shared dorm room I found my self dreaming of venturing to a different spot, some place new that we could explore. Then I threw out the idea of not bringing our phones on the hike. Though we…

Fracking

Fracking is a process of capturing natural gas by drilling into shale bedrock and using water to release that trapped gas that can then be collected at the surface. However a lot of methane and natural gas is actually released into the atmosphere. I believe that the biggest problem with fracking is also tied to our…

Standing Still

As I walk the path, my mind wonders. Christopher McCandless said before he died, “happiness is only real when shared”. His words explains why each time I hike the Chavez trail I bring along my roommate/classmate Elise. For me, a hiking buddy is a necessity. I need to share my experience with another person. The…

Orr and Fracking

Fracking is a complicated human contrivance that blinds people from visualizing harmful outcomes as they are occupied with tedious engineering processes, figuring global marketing tactics, and rapid expansions.

Eco Feminism

In Virginia the coal mining industry has completely destroyed thousands of acres of beautiful land. Families living around the coal mining factories are sick as their water supplies have been poisoned with out them knowing about it. Despite such destruction of this massive area of land, Americans continue to support the coal factories and corporations…

In Class Writing

These two passages focus on the unfortunate human characteristics in which we all get caught up in rapid thoughts about our lives and success as human beings. We are constantly analyzing everything we do. Houston is walking through the forest and realizes that by isolating her self she’s come to understand that the only thing…

Flowing Creek

Flowing CreekI kneel next to a narrow creek facing the direction the water flows. I’ve been walking for a while now, all I’ve heard is the movement of the grainy dirt beneath me. As I kneel I am suddenly reminded of the quiet serenity of the environment around me. The water configuring its self around…

Change

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