This month's issue of Psychology Today has a great article, "Move On!" , encouraging us all to do just that. If you're thinking of escaping but second guessing yourself like crazy, this is the article for you. An excerpt: "Some people plod away in dreary jobs and dead relationships, while others are forever cutting people … Continue reading Lingerers and Quitters
I had never heard of Hugh MacLeod's graphic and contemplative realm, Gaping Void, until today. In it, he explores his own ways of staying creative while juggling a full-time job. He is actually an advocate of keeping, not escaping, the ol' day job. On the matter of salvaging creative energy and preventing employers from sucking … Continue reading Escape of the Day: Gaping Void
Please click to watch this awareness-raising video. Sometimes, I think I obey all the wrong rules. When I packed for my excursion downtown yesterday to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama, I double-checked the directives on the Emory University website, and did not bring any bags or recording devices. Turns out I could … Continue reading Out Into the World
You can get there from here, though there’s no going home. Everywhere you go will be somewhere you’ve never been. --Natasha Trethewey, “Theories of Time and Space” (from Native Guard, the Pulitzer-winning poetry collection exploring her relationship with her native South)
"To live without roads seemed one way not to get lost. To make maps of stone and grass. to rub stars together, find a spark." -Naomi Shihab Nye, "Spark"