October 6, 2017

The September 19th earthquake that hit Mexico City this year was on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 quake that flattened half of the city and killed an estimated 10,000 people. It's a day of remembrance and sorrow. Earthquake drills are common here, happening in schools and offices all over the city, just as often as fire drills back home. On the morning of September 19th, there was an earthquake drill held throughout the city. People casually filed out of their respective buildings, coffee and/or cigarette in hand, chatting about whatever was...

September 20, 2017


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September 20, 2017

On September 19th, 2017 at 13:15 (1:15pm) local time, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City. September 19th was also the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City in which an estimated 10,000 people perished. This is what I saw:


November 3, 2015

One of the first things I noticed while coming into this backpacking adventure was that being a writer doesn’t make me a blogger. I was never really able to differentiate between the two until I was about a month into my trip, realizing that over those 30-something days, I had only put pen to paper in terms of logging my experiences. Now, almost five months after originally leaving Phoenix, I’ve made time to do some catching up. Here is a synopsis of what has gone down since I’ve been gone.

When I first landed in Panama City, I knew it would be...

June 16, 2015

So, I’ve been going back and forth for a while now, and it seems to be that the most appropriate way to start this off is to say that I think that I’ve lived a pretty adventurous life thus far. The one thing that I can’t quite decide on, is whether or not I am the one seeking the adventure, or if the adventure just has a way of tracking me down. I should note that I am part of a crew called “Adventure Gang” (which, in my opinion, peaked 7th through 12th grade, but still runs strong in it’s collaborative efforts to this day) and that my father a...

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The Education of Earthquakes

October 6, 2017

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Welcome to Feed The Good Beast. This is a collective. A place to discover experiences previously unknown.

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Pierce Owen Mettler, born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1987, is an American writer and poet. He is a lover of the arts and fascinated by culture, immersing himself in places that others only dream to discover. 

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