Walking | Exercise | Fitness | History

Two Centuries, One Mile

“I’ve got a mule and her name is SalFifteen miles on the Erie CanalShe’s a good old worker and a good old palFifteen miles on the Erie Canal” — Erie Canal For the last three days I’ve stacked up miles walking along the Erie Canal (Nearly 15 miles, reminding me of the old Erie Canal…

Personal Growth | Habits | Learning

Living Beyond

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.” – Markus Zusak I spoke with a gentleman at a cash register while I was purchasing a new shirt. I was the only customer in the store, he was eager to talk to someone and I had the time to give. We spoke of the future,…

Career | Learning | Personal Growth | Poetry

Doing, With Purpose

“There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.” — Peter Drucker “You seem to spend a lot of time worrying if you will survive, and you will probably survive…. It’s the wrong question! The question is how to be useful.” — Peter Drucker to…

Personal Growth | Poetry

Ours Alone

“You are everything that the rest of the universe is not.” — Ogawa (via @bashosociety) Is it the ego speaking when you reflect on Ogawa’s words? The universe can feel overwhelmingly vast, and we are but bit players in the big scheme of things. Who are we to brashly believe we have a significant stake…

Travel | Exploration | Garden and Home | Lifestyle | Music | Personal Growth | Relationships

Torn Between Two Places

God it’s so painful when something that’s so closeIs still so far out of reach— Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, American Girl September conjures up images of red and gold leaves in crisp air. I thought of their possibility while sneaking another swim in water that believes it’s still summer. But what we linger on…

Fitness | Exercise | Habits | Health | Productivity

Go Be It

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process, is its own reward.” — Amelia Earhart I woke up sore all over, with…

Poetry | Relationships | Stoicism

Days to Come

“Days to come stand in front of uslike a row of lighted candles—golden, warm, and vivid candles.Days gone by fall behind us,a gloomy line of snuffed-out candles;the nearest are smoking still,cold, melted, and bent.”— C. P. Cavafy When you think about it, our days gone by are a stack of previous lives, somewhat resembling us…