Find Your People

(Texas sky through the trees) I hope that you are the sort of person who paves their own way. I hope you are the sort of person who pioneers new ideas. I hope you are the sort of person who is not afraid to make your own map and go your own way. But whether…

Time: The Only True Possession 

On Monday, I got a new tattoo. I went to my favorite studio in Brooklyn, New York (Gristle) and saw my favorite artist (Anka). I got a clock face with no hands. It represents something deeply meaningful to me: the idea that time is our most valuable resource, the thing that we should maximize on…

Grasping at Straws

(Baubles hanging on fishing line over the road and between buildings in the Gay Village in Montréal, Canada) The more I think about it, the more I admire fishing line. It is strong and versatile and mostly invisible, except when viewed at just the right angle. People use it all the time from many different…

Simplicity In March

(Weekend rainy-slushy-muddy hiking) In February, I shared some thoughts on pursuing simplicity. Pursuing simplicity has many different applications and meanings. In February I looked at simplicity in my daily habits. March holds some unpleasant anniversaries for me, but this year I intend to use this month to continue my pursuit of simplicity. You may recall…

Structuring

(My friend Liz Linstrom’s studio. She’s a professional portrait artist. Check her out here) One of the hardest things about my life right now is the total lack of structure. I don’t really have any out-of-the-home commitments. There are no children waking my up at a certain time. My deadlines are minimal.  As a result, every…