Culture | Habits | Learning | Philosophy | Poetry | Stoicism

From This Moment

“How quietly Ibegin again from this momentlooking at the clock, I start over So much time haspassed, and is equaledby whateversplit-second is present from thismoment this momentis the first”– Wendell Berry, Be Still In Haste Two weeks into the New Year. About as distracting a beginning to a New Year as I can ever recall….

Culture | Habits | Learning | Personal Growth | Philosophy | Productivity

Poised, and Wise, and Our Own, Today

“In times when we thought ourselves indolent, we have afterwards discovered that much was accomplished, and much was begun in us.“– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: Second Series, “Experience“ (and all subsequent quotes in this post) I got lost in the headlines for a bit before writing today. Getting spun up in politics and pandemics and…

Exercise | Fitness | Habits | Hiking

Doing More

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein Change happens slowly, one habit reinforced at a time. Some reach 10,000 views in one post, but most of us chip away for a few years of daily writing to get…

Career | Habits | Lifestyle | Personal Growth | Productivity

The Vital Few

“A few things are always much more important than most things” – Richard Koch, The 80/20 Principle It’s that time of the year again, when strategic planning takes over, habits are re-evaluated, and revenue clicks back to zero for any business that has their fiscal year aligned with the calendar. I’ve always thrived on building…

Fitness | Habits | Language | Lifestyle | Productivity | Writing

Confirmed in a Habit, Firmly Established

I’ve been toying with the word inveterate in my mind for a couple of weeks. It would make a good New Year’s Day post, I figured. I mean, just look at the definition in the dictionary, practically screaming for a post: Inveteratein·vet·er·ate | \ in-ˈve-t(ə-)rət\Definition of inveterate1: confirmed in a habit : HABITUAL     an…

Habits | Poetry | Stargazing

The Door is Round and Open

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want.Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forthacross the doorsillwhere the two worlds touch. The door is round and open.Don’t go back to sleep.” – Rumi The moon’s luminescence cut long, deep…