Family | Philosophy | Poetry

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore.A ship at my side spreads her whitesails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.I stand and watch her until at lengthshe hangs like a speck of white cloudjust where the sea and sky cometo mingle with each other….

Poetry | Habits | Personal Growth | Philosophy | Productivity | Writing

Something Mighty and Sublime

Rest not!Life is sweeping bygo and dare before you die.Something mighty and sublime,leave behind to conquer time.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Goethe once wrestled with the desire to accomplish great things while enjoying the comforts of a bourgeois lifestyle. By all accounts he succeeded in transcending the ordinary with his writing. And what of us?…

Philosophy | Career | Learning | Personal Growth | Poetry | Writing

Feed the Spark

“Again, we are daily forced to choose between depression and anxiety. Depression results from the wounding of the individuation imperative; anxiety results from moving forward into the unknown. That path of anxiety is necessary because therein lies the hope of the person to more nearly become an individual. My analyst once said to me, “You…

Travel | Exploration | Personal Growth | Poetry | Reading | Writing

To Feel, and Dream, and Go

“Books and books and books—some five hundred volumes in all. Books of the sea and books of the land, some of them streaked with salt, collected with love and care over more than twenty-five years.Melville, Conrad, London, Stevenson; Gauguin and Loti and Rupert Brooke; Lubbock, Masefield, De Hartog—Slocum and Rockwell Kent; Trelawny and Cook and…

Poetry | Garden and Home | Seasons

April Underfoot

Star and coronal and bellApril underfoot renews,And the hope of man as wellFlowers among the morning dews.— A. E. Housman, Spring Morning Spring in the air, with a twist of biting cold thrust like a knife into the gut to keep you on your toes. That’s April in New England—best to appreciate the brief moments…

Poetry | Community | Philosophy

One Drop

Does a drop stay still in the ocean? Move with the entirety and with the tiniest particular. Be the moisture in an oyster that helps to form one pearl.— Rumi We are all drops in the infinite ocean, part of the whole yet trying to make a splash. Why do we focus so much on…