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May 2017

Ideas

My ideas are little secretive things.
They buzz and mumble in my head.
I can never count them.
And when one escapes, they all come out in a rushing swarm.

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

La Guapa

Names can mean so much and so little.
I remember first meeting Alma and being introduced to her as such. Dr. Wiley would always call her Alma when speaking to me. And I began to call her Alma. Her official name, her “government” name.

I quickly noticed that those closer to her called her Sherry. I could tell it was personal. her childhood name, her “close friends and family” name.

But from that first night we met, at that motel in Pokomoke, I was struck by her beauty. Her unassuming, modest, effortless beauty. In her eyes, her smile, her walk, the way she speaks and the thoughts she shares. Each one elegant. Each one beautiful. Each one making you want more.

This is why I call her La Guapa. She is the beautiful one.

Today is her birthday.

I love you Guapa. May you have many more beautiful years ahead of you!

Quote

Today I write these quotation marks ” ” for you to place around the words of all these poets.

Poets from around the world share their perspectives on borders.

via Poets on Borders: Perspectives at Poetry International — Discover

People, universities, countries

There are some people that seek to associate themselves with the best. They seek, the kind, intelligent, honest people in their community. They emulate them. Eventually, these people become who they associate with.

Then there are those that seek the company of the wealthy. Those with power and privilege. Having no true power of their own, when they are abandoned by the ones they clung to, we see them rapidly decline in social standing. The kind, honest, intelligent souls they formerly shunned, ridiculed or took advantage of now invest their time, love and money elsewhere.

The business you work for, the university you attend and the country you live in may be characterized as one of these people. Which is it?

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Focus

If they focus on the money, they won’t see the details. If they focus on the details, they won’t notice the money. – Ancilleno Davis-May 4, 2017

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

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