A Royal Heritage

Published July 2015, South Valley Enjoy

Brice Yocum was quite possibly the first person in America to raise, process, and eat the wildly delicious Barbezieux heritage chicken, just one of the breeds he raises at Sunbird Farms. He’s not only proven to his college students that thanks to the internet, you can start a business in just about anything, but he’s also redefining the role of chicken in fine cuisine.

Read the article here.

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Following the Light

Published July, 2015, North Valley Enjoy

In June I took a tour of Northern California’s rugged coastline, visiting its many light houses. Starting in Crescent City, I followed a connect-the-dot trail south, and by cutting a path through cliffs and sand, I was able to view this beautiful stretch of coastline by an entirely different light.

Read the article here.

When the Wells Run Dry

Published July, 2015, South Valley Enjoy

California is in the midst of an historic drought, and no city has felt the effects of this drought more than Porterville, California. Here, residents are waking up to sputtering taps, toilets that don’t flush, showers that don’t run.

But residents are organizing to offer relief, and finding aid in unlikely places.

Read the article here.

Shadow Boxing

I’ve never been so
Incapable to communicate
While so many letters
And words rest at my disposal,
Despite the depth of feeling
The breadth of our experiences,
And all the moments we shared:
An endless well from which I draw
Now only blanks upon
The white, white page.
So love bleeds in every direction
Since having lost its permanence
And position in this world.
So where now should it go?
To some other holding,
Waiting or embracing,
For which it was never meant?
But restless and wandering
And wanting what
It can no longer possess,
This love goes nowhere,
And thus replaced by an effluence
Of poses and gestures that beg
For another chance,
Just one more moment,
One last lingering glance.
This love would have me fight,
But a shadow boxer
And unwilling partner
Stands at the farther end
Taunting me to wait,
Which to my impatient
And imperfect love
Is like the slowest death.

Building our Future

June, Inside Publications

Sacramento is on the verge of its own cultural renaissance, and local developers are paving the way. Construction for 700 Block – an eclectic mixed-use, mixed-income development – began earlier this year and and should be completed by 2016.

Read about the 700 Block project here.