The Value of Persistence

When I get worn out by life, I like to stop, take a breath, and remind myself that the key isn't to getting everything done at once. It's in showing up repeatedly, showing up anyway. Half an hour writing every day gets me farther than occasional marathon sessions ever could. Fortunately, others before me have... Continue Reading →

Can Nature Heal Our Grief?

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald is a memoir about how she trained a northern goshawk for falconry after her father's unexpected death. Like her experiences, the book is full of strange, wonderful, and unexpected things, including stories about T.H. White. But the most unexpected thing was when she called John Muir a liar... Continue Reading →

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