Writing | Art | Habits

Creating Something, Daily

“All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.” – John Ruskin The great thing about writing every morning is that feeling of creating something out of nothing. Reinforcing long term habits you once told yourself you ought to have with a little discipline. Discovering new things and figuring out a bit of yourself one post…

Travel | Culture | Lifestyle

Modern Travel

“Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.” – John Ruskin I smiled to myself when I thought of this quote, by a man who died in 1900, as I folded myself into a coach seat in a plane full…

Community | Culture | Writing

The Widest Helpful Influence

“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful…

Family | Hiking | Poetry | Seasons | Travel

An Allegiance With Gravity

Rivers and stones are foreverin allegiance with gravitywhile we ourselves dream of rising.– Mary Oliver, Mysteries, Yes How do you explain yourself when someone jokingly asks you the question, “You don’t watch TV, what do you do?” I heard that question yesterday, smiled and said I keep busy. For how do you tell someone who…

Art | Habits | Productivity | Seasons | Writing

Every Setting Sun

“Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.” – John Ruskin, The Two Paths You see the difference in the days now. September brings that perceptible tilt of the earth, shrinking daylight hours and with it a persistent tightening up…