There's lots of advice out there to persist, to keep trying, that no one gets anywhere without working regularly. Take this quote for example: You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of... Continue Reading →
Observing patience and persistence in the natural world helps me to deal with poor health and endless paperwork.
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 →
https://vimeo.com/304876539?fbclid=IwAR2-M2ltaYxMwSxgPTBVhWtRSHZXw6mRASGt-cioRKYPzwunXIV0ZZMVzOY This nine-minute video documents nature photographer Mike Forsberg's quest to film a Dipper underwater. With the help of local bird-lover Steve Den, he stakes out Dipper nests in the Poudre River canyon in Colorado and waits. A meditative film on the rewards of persistence, it ends with a stunning clip of a Dipper swimming.... Continue Reading →
Over the holiday weekend, we put in as many hours as we could manage weeding, starting early and working until we couldn't take the heat any more. I was determined to be more persistent than the weeds, to pull until they were gone. But there was one big thistle that wouldn't budge. Instead of getting... Continue Reading →