A few years ago, I forced myself to finally read Walden. I hadn't gotten around to reading it in high school or college and it seemed like one of those books I was supposed to read. I bought a copy while traveling for work, probably in 2007 or 2008, read the first 10 or so … Continue reading When The Pond in Winter Turns to Spring
Have you found your passion yet? I haven’t, and it’s super-annoying. Across many of the podcasts, websites, and books that I enjoy, there is a seemingly constant focus on finding that one thing that captivates your attention, sucks you in, and takes you along for the ride. Call it your passion, your purpose, or your calling—call … Continue reading Are you a woodpecker or a hummingbird?
In the morning, I found myself grateful that the sun always rises. Every day, cloudy or clear, the sun still spins on its axis, spinning circles among the sun and stars. Before dawn, the sky was partly clear. Enough to make out the Big Dipper and North Star hovering above the woods. The North Star is … Continue reading The Sun Still Rises
Do you ever think that we try to do too much? For example, I have a hard time going out for a run that's shorter than 30 minutes because it seems too short. As if somehow running 27 minutes doesn't count but anything over 30 does. Of course this makes no sense, and running (or doing … Continue reading 15 Minutes in the Morning: Garden Edition
I recently realized that I've started my third year of blogging. Happy belated b-day, Bloggy! I started the blog in October 2013 as a place to record miscellanous ideas and travels. At that time, I only had a vague sense that I wanted to write, and was not very clear on the reasons why. In retrospect, the best … Continue reading The Blog, Year 3
Summer is always such a swirl of activity. There's a long progression from March all the way through June as the weather slooooowly gets better (wait for it... wait for it...) and then (bam!) suddenly it's ridiculously hot out and July is half over. I haven't been writing much because I've been trying hard to actually get outside … Continue reading Slow Down Summer
I haven't been writing much here lately. One big reason is because I've been writing like a madwoman at work, researching and summarizing every possible tidbit that I can find about how climate change is likely to impact forests in the northeast. It's fun, but it can also be mentally exhausting and I've been short … Continue reading Making an Experience, Not a Commodity
Last fall I started a blog. I was really unsure about whether it would be worth my time and very insecure about putting my thoughts out there. But the idea also appealed to me, so in the spirit of personal growth through discomfort, I committed to trying it for a year. Now I'm nearing the … Continue reading Should I blog?