A decade ago, I promised myself I’d spend summer solstice in the brightest part of the world. It wasn’t really a bucket-list thing—not sure I have one of those—but instead, some kind of calling.
One of the hardest things to do—for freelancers or anyone—can be to stop and make yourself take a vacation. On the surface, it seems impossible that a freelancer would have any trouble arranging a vacation. If I’m in charge of my own schedule, what’s the problem? But generally, the freelance life is less predictable than … Continue reading The Accidental Tourist, Unplugged
In a fantastic little bookshop in Lenox, Massachusetts this week, I found a book called The Gift by Lewis Hyde. The title refers to that certain something we each individually have to offer. A kind of cult classic (recently going into its 25th edition) it was called "the best book I know of for talented … Continue reading The Gift | Lewis Hyde
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"