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Rooted

“You lack a foot to travel?Then journey into yourself!”– Rumi, If A Tree Could Wander For all my talk of moving and travel, I found myself digging deeply into the rocky soil at home, rooting myself to the land with labor and that most valuable commodity of all; time. For this weekend was the allocated…

Exercise | Home Renovation | Lifestyle | Productivity

Home Workout

The Saturday workout was supposed to be a 10,000 meter row. Sometime around 1:30 I realized that wasn’t happening, but I got a six hour workout in anyway: I painted the ceilings downstairs. Now before you roll your eyes dismissively at me, consider the logistics for a moment. In that time I climbed the equivalent…

Birds | Home Renovation | Poetry

Memories, Kept Secretly

“What we are given is taken away, but we manage to keep it secretly. We lose everything, but make harvest of the consequence it was to us.” – Jack Gilbert, “Moreover” The Carolina Wrenn has been singing to me all winter. I thought he might have gone south to try the dating scene down there,…

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Growth at the Point of Resistance

“I have seen many people in diverse fields take some version of the process-first philosophy and transform it into an excuse for never putting themselves on the line or pretending not to care… As adults, we have to take responsibility for ourselves and nurture a healthy, liberated mind-set. We need to put ourselves out there,…