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Pack Light

“Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.” – Rick Steves Packing for a trip, or for a hike, informs. It teaches us what we can do without. And it turns out we can do without a lot of things. Add a few layers, a few event-specific bits of fashion if…

Travel | Exploration | Personal Growth | Writing

Horizons

An old trick, this habit of scanning the horizon in search of a challenging quadrant and wondering: Is this my destiny? A childish trick, for we know if we go far enough we’re bound to return full circle—to the point of departure.. What is it about that horizon? What lies on the other side? Not…

Travel | Birds | Exploration | Learning | Philosophy | Wildlife

How Much Alive

“It matters not where or how far you travel—the farther commonly the worse—but how much alive you are.” — Henry David Thoreau Sitting outside, listening to birdsong in the magic hour before the world shook the cobwebs off, I watched a couple of large birds fluttering tree-to-tree. I wondered at them, thinking perhaps pileated woodpeckers…

Lifestyle | Career | Exploration | Health | Personal Growth | Philosophy | Relationships

The “What’s Our Fire” Exam

“Proper examination should ruin the life that you’re currently living. It should cause you to leave relationships. It should cause you to reestablish boundaries with family members and with colleagues. It should cause you to quit your job.” — @naval We march through our day-to-day life without serious thought about the big picture. What really…