All my If’s and Will’s

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All my If’s and Will’s
are sitting around in my head
entertaining each other with stories
of words they have, want to, and never said.

If’s, by nature,
are prone to reminisce
thinking back to every moment
and how it could be different

They want to teach the Will’s a lesson
want them to learn from their mistakes
bring Only’s along and show them off
as a warning of the high stakes

Will’s are determined dreamers
stumbling towards the goal
blinded by good intentions
drug along by future’s pull

Together, they chide me
constant, consistent,
If you had said it,

but you didn’t

next time

it will be different.

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Food Security, Smallholder Farming and Agriculturally Sustainable Intensification

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Since the middle of the 20th Century, the world has produced more people than the entire rest of human history. The human population totaled one billion for the first time in the early 19th Century. It would be another 120 years before the world saw two billion people. Another 33 years and we see our population reach three billion. The population of the world would reach the fourth and fifth billionth person in 14 more years, and 13 years respectively.

This brings about a question that must sooner or later be answered by the world. Read the rest of this entry »

The Lonely Mountain

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So I haven’t seen The Hobbit, nor do I know if Mt Taranaki was used as the filming location for the film, but if I had been in charge, it’s definitely the mountain I would have picked as The Lonely Mountain. Mt Taranaki is truly striking, in a way that only volcanoes can be. It seems to rise out of nothing, towering over the surrounding farmland and coastline.
Mt Taranaki from the north.
A hazy Mt Taranaki from the north.

I was visiting Bec and Holly in the area, so Bec and I thought we’d give the summit a go. It’s not a particularly difficult climb if you don’t mind a little bit of stair climbing. The track is well established and not particularly long, but definitely a slog. The weather is a bit iffy, and afternoon cloud often gathers around the mountain. Fortunately the summit sometimes pokes through the cloud, as it did the…

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8 Reasons It’s Okay To Be Single

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With Valentine’s Day having just passed, we’ve all been witness to self-loathing Facebook statuses about being single, but this doesn’t just happen because of the holiday.

I find often times the perception in society is that if you’re single, you’re unhappy – and if you’re in a relationship, you’re automatically happy.

Given how many people live fulfilling single lives and how many people settle into the wrong relationships, this is not always the case.

Here are 8 reasons it’s okay to be single.


It shows you don’t lower your standards.

Many people think that if you’re single, it means you can’t find someone. But, in reality it’s smarter to wait for the right person to come along, than to settle for all of the wrong ones. Give yourself a pat on the back for committing to this.

It gives you time to learn about yourself.

The most important relationship you’ll…

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Crying Cheshire Gets Rowdy Over Reid

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Im so excited for the season premiere of House of Cards tomorrow. Just kidding folks. House of Cards, or rather House of Cary, just had its season premiere right here on campus.

Last night, Student Senator Cary Cheshire started writing a statement about his motion to impeach Texas A&M University Student Body President. Im not sure if he got lost along the way, but his train of thought surely went missing very early on.

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Bills and Chill Pills

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Today was probably one of the roughest days I have had in a long, long time. Read the rest of this entry »

My Red Oak Bow

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Sorry folks, this isn’t really a “How To” post, but I’ll be more than happy to answer questions in comments.

Building a bow really isn’t that complicated. Read the rest of this entry »