Poetry | Learning | Lifestyle | Personal Growth | Stargazing

This New Glimpse

Starting here, what do you want to remember?How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?What scent of old wood hovers, what softenedsound from outside fills the air?Will you ever bring a better gift for the worldthan the breathing respect that you carrywherever you go right now? Are you waitingfor time to show you some better thoughts?When…

Culture | Community | Exploration | Lifestyle | Personal Growth | Productivity | Relationships

Living Life Between Two Melvill(e)s

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” — Herman Melville, Moby-Dick “Ye cannot live for yourselves; a thousand fibres connect you with your fellow-men, and along those fibres, as along sympathetic threads, run your actions as causes, and…

Culture | Learning | Lifestyle | Personal Growth | Seasons

Crispy Days

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald Who says beginnings should be saved for New Year’s or spring? Every day offers the same opportunity for transformation. Aside from seasonal planting and certain outdoor sports, a crisp autumn day seems just as appropriate a time to change…

Habits | Productivity | Writing

Lost Words

“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will…

Habits | Personal Growth

Finding the Picture in the Puzzle

“If a person puts even one measure of effort into following ritual and the standards of righteousness, he will get back twice as much.” — Xunzi There are days that go by in a flash, overflowing with the assorted madness of living a full life. If we aren’t careful the day slips away and things…

Productivity | Habits

Working To the Contrary

“Never waste valuable time or mental peace of mind, on the affairs of others — that is too high a price to pay.” — Robert Greene The world may feel off-kilter, and in fact it surely is, but we must choose a path of productivity and consequence anyway. We can’t produce anything consequential if we’re…