From 2002 to 2004 I taught at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax City, Virginia. Though I only lived a few miles from the school the commute was ridiculously long. I was a first year teacher, exhausted and anxious, that long half hour on the way too and from school would allow my idleContinue reading “Montana”
I will never have this night again. Never again will this moment be here. Never again should we trust our time with those who would waste it.
Long for experience, not things. What good are things if you have not leaned, with your back against the wall of a great city, watching the flood tide of humanity rush pass you, feeling energy from the brilliant, the brave and the demons who have walked the same streets for centuries. What good will thingsContinue reading “Experience”
Time is intense.
Though it is winter, cold and still today, summer is coming. Plan now for adventures in the backcountry
Countless times I’ve read, heard and been told that what David Foster Wallace said at the Kenyon College Graduation in 2005 is as close to perfection that words written and then spoken can achieve. For years I resisted reading them, when a fellow teacher showed the youtube audio of the speech I would hurry past,Continue reading “I wish you so much more than luck”
The One You Feed
A out of focus picture of a Grizzly Bear in the North Fork of the Flathead river leads the author to ruminate about hard times and missed opportunities.
Were you to live three thousand years, or even countless multitudes of that, keep in mind that no one ever loses a life other than the one they are living, and no one ever lives a life other than the one they are losing. The longest and the shortest life, then, amount to the same,Continue reading “No one can lose either the past or the future”
Making Sense with Sam Harris–Sam Harris, neuroscientist, atheism apologist, philosopher, meditation promoter and thought provoker has done more to change my life than almost anyone else in the world right now. The guest in this show is always challenging and interesting, Harriss’ book on Lying has been a huge influence on me as well. A word of caution, HarrisContinue reading “5 Podcasts I Listen To, and You Should Too”