Music | Personal Growth | Philosophy | Stoicism

Here in My Mold

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, that’s lifeTryna make ends meetYou’re a slave to money then you dieI’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been downYou know the one that takes you to the placesWhere all the veins meet yeahNo change, I can changeI can change, I can changeBut I’m here in my moldI…

Travel | Hiking

Seeking the Unfinished Parts

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there.”― Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods The White Mountains of New Hampshire…

Philosophy | Culture | Personal Growth

Dancing with the Gloriously Possible

“The average human lifespan is absurdly, terrifyingly, insultingly short. But that isn’t a reason for unremitting despair, or for living in an anxiety-fueled panic about making the most of your limited time. It’s a cause for relief. You get to give up on something that was always impossible—the quest to become the optimized, infinitely capable,…

Travel | Culture | Exploration | Poetry

By Where We Have Been

Dove that ventured outside, flying far from the dovecote: housed and protected again, one with the day, the night, knows what serenity is, for she has felt her wings pass through all distance and fear in the course of her wanderings. The doves that remained at home, never exposed to loss, innocent and secure, cannot…

Music | Nature | Philosophy | Seasons | Walking

Whispers in the Woods

Have you ever wandered lonely through the woods?And everything there feels just as it shouldYou’re part of the life thereYou’re part of something goodIf you’ve ever wandered lonely through the woods– Brandi Carlile, Phillip and John Hanseroth, Have You Ever It’s hunting season in New England, and bright orange is the color of choice for…