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…

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…

Fitness | Habits | Lifestyle | Personal Growth

Irreplaceable Instants

“Every instant of our lives is essentially irreplaceable: you must know this in order to concentrate on life.” — André Gide Here we go again: another week beginning. Much like last week and the week before, yet we’ve changed. We’ve layered on our moments of insight and irreplaceable instants that root us in identity and…

Habits | Productivity | Walking | Writing

Every Single Day

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one…

Personal Growth | Fitness | Habits | Learning | Productivity

An Active Event

“We think of inertia as the state of being inert or motionless—one of our purer displays of passivity and disengagement. It’s not. Inertia is an active event in which we are persisting in the state we’re already in rather than switching to something else… The most reliable predictor of what you’ll be doing five minutes…