Tag: wisdom

Hinterland, Week Ten: Over to you, Shauna

Hinterland, Week Ten: Over to you, Shauna

True story: I don’t really have anything to share this week. I thought I could write about one thing, and then I thought I could write about another thing, and then I thought about making a list of things. And while I could write about any of those things and many others, I’d rather take a break and pass the mic to one of my favorite sharers of things, Shauna Niequist.

Shauna has a whole host of wise and true things to say, but given that we’re nearing the time in which we all resolve to be better at … Continue reading

The parable of the stolen bike

The parable of the stolen bike

Jenny and I decided to bike down to the fireworks on the 4th of July instead of driving or walking.

This was a great idea.

Aside from being more efficient, it was about a hundred times more enjoyable. It was already an ideal summer night, complete with BBQ and fireflies and the perfect temperature of warm-but-not-hot, and there was something so freeing about getting to bike back home after the fireworks while everyone else in the world sat in traffic and waited a sweet forever to move four inches. It was the opposite of that: a quiet ride next to … Continue reading

Quantity vs. Quality

Quantity vs. Quality

Maine Time Collage

I think it’s easy to vilify certain areas of life that seem unimportant in the long run. It’s easy to make a black and white equation out of it: electronics = bad, people = good. And even though I just spent the past few posts lauding the credibility of time spent on adventures instead of time spent with laptops, I think keeping it that simple doesn’t do the real point of the matter any justice.

I think it’s the quality of the time we spend that counts.

Here’s why I think that’s true:

Will I arrive at the end of … Continue reading