Childhood’s Hour by Phoenix

What we remember from childhood we remember forever—permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen. –Cynthia Ozick Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good. –Katherine Anne Porter The childhood shows the man as morning shows the day. –John Milton, Paradise Regained From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. –Edgar Allan Poe Last night, I was part of The Red Team of The Legacy Initiative, where I had the opportunity to pass out supplies (such as food) to those affected by homelessness, and … Continue reading Childhood’s Hour by Phoenix

An Awesome Anecdote by Kimo Pokini

I learned something really important and profound very recently. In creating flyers for The Legacy Initiative’s first pet vaccination and microchip clinic, I was asked by an organization to rethink the way I worded the flyer. At first, I was taken aback because I thought the flyer did its job. But no, they had a great point that I wanted to share with you. My flyer asked, “Are you homeless?” I was informed that it was better to ask, “Are you experiencing homelessness?” What’s the difference? As I reflected, there’s a TON of difference. My first question pigeon-holes and categorizes … Continue reading An Awesome Anecdote by Kimo Pokini

Kestrel by Phoenix

“It’s fierce, an’ it’s not bothered about anybody, not even about me right. And that’s why it’s great.” –Barry Hines, A Kestrel for a Knave I think there is a natural beauty in a hawk, as Billy Casper makes clear in the novel A Kestrel for a Knave, a hawk for a gentle thief. One thing that I think is specifically beautiful is an inherent freedom found in allowing yourself to be free. For a hawk, this means not caring about hurting anyone’s feelings, being tough and wild and raw. For a human, this might be connecting on a deep … Continue reading Kestrel by Phoenix