I was reading in the New Yorker that every year for about the past four decades, travel guru Rick Steves has done 100 days in Europe. Until last year. I’ve been to Europe twice, but never longer than a month. In fact, I haven’t been anywhere for that long, other than the places I’ve called … Continue reading My First Hundred days
A lot of my writing struggles to come to fruition because I inherently know that I’m looking for my own voice. I speak a certain way, and often times it’s the long way around. I write in a similar fashion. I used to hate reading Faulkner his long-windedness, and yet I’m pretty guilty of it … Continue reading Finding your voice
Words are the single greatest tool we have to convey thoughts. If used properly, they allow us to pass on complete ideas, fictions only imagined inside our singular consciousness, and disperse them to one or two, twenty, a hundred, or however many may be receptive. We are limited only by the weight of our thoughts, … Continue reading A matter of words
Those odd purchases, that thing you felt you just had to have, the new car… Chances are, it won’t make you happy. Certainly there will be a moment of immediate enjoyment, but it fades. So why do we pursue those attainable joys through purchases? And what could you be doing instead to make a difference?