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…

Writing | Art | Habits

A Wisp of Smoke

“There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” ― Vincent van Gogh Wildfires are once again turning our New Hampshire skies a milky white overcast, with a burnt orange sun. This looks extraordinary at sunrise…

Personal Growth | Habits | Learning

Living Beyond

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.” – Markus Zusak I spoke with a gentleman at a cash register while I was purchasing a new shirt. I was the only customer in the store, he was eager to talk to someone and I had the time to give. We spoke of the future,…